I still am trying to figure out why everyone else in the news business seems to have an affinity for pizza and doughnuts and still maintains their shape. I get fat just looking at a slice of pizza!
Regularly serving the community though many different public service activities, you can often find me somewhere amongst the volunteers usually helping to communicate in some fashion. I am also part of the volunteer staff with Lincoln/Lancaster County Emergency Management. Being active as a storm spotter is a good indication that I like watching the weather. Ken Siemek is my hero! He nailed a forecast at least one time last year.... just ask him!
My parents constantly remind me of the time I tore apart a clock radio to see what made it work, then put it back together. Imagine their amazement when they tried to turn it on and nothing happened. Oh yeah, the hands on the clock didn’t move after my “repair” either.
I have always been intrigued with audio and video mostly as a hobby, then advancing to a keen interest. I spend time with a variety of electronics projects and am very active in the ham radio community in Lincoln. My repair skills have improved since my early attempts.
At one point in my career, I worked for KIRO television in Seattle as a remote engineer. That is where I got hooked on television. Joining 10/11 news in August of 2009 to fill a newly created position as a Video Specialist has been very exciting.
With only about 20 minutes to tell stories in a half hour newscast means there are many stories of the day which can’t make it to air. What this new position does is help get more news and information to the viewers both for television as well as the website.
The 1011now.com web channel fills in with what could not make it on the newscast. I am amazed that we add literally hundreds of stories to the website every day. Helping to get all these stories to you is another way to help serve the public, keeping the community informed. I am proud to be a part of the 10-11 family where everyone seems to have incredible amounts of fun being first to bring you the story on television, online or on your cell phone.