My Goal is to be the trailblazer for MMJ reporters around the country. I want to be the first "True" MMJ at the network level and feel that I have all the tools to do that. Take a look at my work and talk to my references and you will agree what I do is the future on TV News and no one does it better.
My last News Director nick-named me "Industry" and it fits. I'm a true MMJ for both News and Sports and have done nearly every job in TV News the last 20 years. As a MMJ newsrooms have sent me to solo everything from the Olympics to the OK City Bombing. From NCAA Final Fours to NFL Training camps to Tornado ravaged towns to plane crashes. While most hate to work alone, I excell doing it having mmj'd over 5000 stories. I've sat on the Sports Anchor desk over 4700 times and I've operated Satellite Trucks for the network when asked. My "feature" stories are routinely seen on CNN and occasionally on CBS This Morning. In fact I can bet your newsroom has probably already ran some of my stories. I feel I'm one of just a handful of shooters around the nation that perform five different jobs on any given day or any given assignment. Take a look at my resume and you will see I'm the network reporter... "Industry" of the future and a vital piece of any newsroom.
Nov 2009-Present MMJ, News/Sports Reporter, KCTV 5 CBS Kansas City
Oct 2000-Sept 2009 Sports Director/Weeknight Sports Anchor, KAKE TV ABC Wichita, KS
Jun 1994-Oct 2000 MMJ, News/Sports Reporter/Photog, KSHB NBC Kansas City
Nov 1992-May 1994 MMJ, News/Sports Reporter/Photog, KSNT NBC Topeka, KS
Oct 1989-Nov 1992 Photog/Editor, KSNW NBC Wichita, KS
I’m a Five-Tool MMJ
I’ve worked with:
Gregg Jarrett Fox News, Campbell Brown NBC News, Kathryn Price The Mole/Screen Writer, Melissa McDermott CBS Overnight Anchor, Larry Hatteberg Nationally Award Winning Photojournalist, Austin Barker NBC Universal...many more!
Some of the events I've Covered as an MMJ
1995 OKC bombing, 1996 Olympics, Several NCAA Basketball Tournaments & Final Fours, Several CFB Bowl games, Several Tornado Damaged Towns, Several MLB Spring trainings, Several NFL Training Camps, Several CNN National News Stories
Wichita State University, BA/Communications Degree 1991, Kansas Newman College, Journalism
Jeff Herndon, Weeknight News Anchor, KAKE TV Wichita, KS 316-946-1387
Michael Coleman, Sports Director, KCTV 5 CBS Kansas City 913-677-7211
Blaise Labbe, Director of News, NBC, Fox News, San Antonio 913-954-8583