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KTTS features live, local Newscasts, 24 hours a day. The team has won numerous awards from the AP, Missouri Broadcasters Assoc. and multiple Murrow awards. “Go Patrol” traffic reports and live severe weather coverage makes KTTS the #1 information source in the Ozarks. 

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KTTS 24-Hour News Team

Don Louzader
News Director

A member of the KTTS News Team since 1995 and news director since 2004. Honors include best newscast and spot news awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and... Read More

Nancy Simpson
Asst. News Director

With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting and... Read More

Jason Rima

Anchor and Reporter for KTTS News since 1997. Jason provides the Ozarks with the morning Go-Patrol traffic report and coordinates New Media for KTTS News Online. Honors include Story of the Year and... Read More

Rios- New

Joe Rios

Our resident Texan graduated from Evangel College with a degree in communications. Joe has worked in Springfield for over 13 years with a background in news reporting and... Read More

Robertson - New 

Austin Robertson

While pursuing an interterest in broadcasting at a Detroit area school, Austin learned the ins and outs of a major market newsroom. Team member since 2009, Austin brings valuable experience and... Read More


Erika Brame

Armed with an MA in communication and on-air experience, Erica is excited to join the KTTS News team. When not looking for a breaking news story she enjoys spending time with her daughter. Erika also enjoys being a part of... Read More


Lynne Roberts

Texas native Lynne Roberts joined the KTTS News Team in 2014. Lynne graduated from Texas A&M in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies - Media. While attending school, Lynne worked with a PBS-affiliated television station in College Station. She also juggled jobs at a CBS...Read More

Shannon Cay

Shannon Cay joined the KTTS News Team September 2014. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Broadcast Journalism Degree and a minor in Environmental Sciences....Read More


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