My career in the Broadcasting industry began in Pittsburg, Kansas where my first job was an Anchor/Reporter position at KOAM-TV, a station that served a four state area of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.
After only a year, I had the opportunity to pursue my dream at the time of becoming a sportscaster and landed a position as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter at KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas. A few years later I became the Sports Director and spent a total of 11 years at the station. During my sports days, I had the privilege of covering some great names in their games; Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, George Brett, Dale Earnhardt, Coaches Roy Williams and Bill Snyder just to name a few.
In 1997, I decided it was time to hang up the cleats so to speak as I had an opportunity to move into a newsroom management position as Managing Editor. After one year running the day to day newsroom operations, I was promoted to News Director at KSNT-TV where I spent four years.
In 2001, the same position became available at KMTV here in Omaha. Owned by the same company as KSNT at the time, taking the position at KMTV was a nice transition for me moving into a larger media market.
I became Station Manager at KIOS-FM in August of 2009. While the transition from going from commercial TV to public radio was an interesting challenge early on, broadcasting is still broadcasting and KIOS is a great place to be. Thanks to a great staff, wonderful volunteers and tremendous community support, Omaha Public Radio continues to grow each year.