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I was raised on a beef farm in central Missouri. Okay, more like in a house on the farm, but you catch my drift. I moved to Springfield after high school and worked various jobs from delivering pizza to selling guitars. I got married to my beautiful wife Janae, whom I met here, then moved to the Detroit area for a couple of years before relocating back to the Ozarks.
I decided to pursue an interest in broadcasting at a Detroit area school dedicated to just that. The news bug bit me while at the school and I was interning for the area's news powerhouse, WWJ. When my internship ended I kept coming in so they decided to start paying me. I spent over a year learning the ins and outs of a major market newsroom. That's a little of what I bring to the KTTS news team, which I joined in December of 2009.
My wife and I live in Springfield with our two kids and two cats. In my spare time I enjoy playing in the praise band at Glendale Christian Church, listening to music, watching movies, drinking coffee, eating BBQ, and annoying people with random things I know. I usually try to find humor in every situation life has to offer, which has lead to scowling glances from many and outright verbal reprimands from others. I don't mean to offend. I just like to laugh.
Please drop me a line and let us know how we're doing. While we appreciate compliments, feel free to tell us what we can do better. Thanks for reading my story and thanks for listening to our station!
You can hear Austin weekends 4pm - midnight and covering Springfield City Council meetings.
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