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Christie Battista is an Award-Wining American journalist currently working in Illinois as a News Anchor at WCIA. She has been part of the station’s news family since moving to Illinois in 2018.

Previously, before she joined her current station Christie worked in Madison, where she anchored the top-rated weekend morning show. During her free time, Christie loves cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her pup, Lola

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She was born in Chicago, in the United States, information regarding her year and date of birth are unavailable at the moment. Therefore her exact age and when she celebrates her birthday remains a mystery. However, judging from her physical appearance, Christie may be around 30 years old.

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She is a woman of average stature. Christie stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in (approx. 1.62m.)

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Christie Battista Family

She was born in Chicago, in the United States of America to her loving and caring parents; Jim and Gina. Christie holds American nationality but belongs to the white ethnicity. She was raised in a family of six alongside her 3 siblings; Jimmy, Mary Jo, and Danny. Detailed information regarding her family is currently unavailable. Therefore, her parents’ current whereabouts, profession, and whether she has any siblings are still unclear at the moment. Information about her parents and siblings is currently under review and shall be updated as soon as possible.

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She has not disclosed any information regarding her marital status to the public. Hence, it is not known whether she is single, dating, or married. We shall keep you updated about the matter as soon as we acquire any relevant and reliable information.

Christie Battista Education

After completing her High School education Christie decided to, pursue her dream career hence she enrolled at Michigan State University. She enrolled at the university in 2009, studied for 4 years, graduated in 2013, and was awarded her degree in broadcast journalism.

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In 2013, Christie was hired as a news intern in Illinois at Wrex-TV. Later on, due to her outstanding work, she was promoted to the position of reporter and a multi-media journalist. 8 months later, Christie was promoted to the station’s newly revamped morning show, where she co-anchored with meteorologist Morgan Kolkmeyer.

Christie left the show in 2015 and later joined NBC 15, as a MultiMedia Journalist in 2016. She worked at the station for 2 years, where she conducted many top-rated Interviews on the Morning show there. In 2018, Christie left NBC and accepted a job invitation to work at WCIA.

Christie’s other colleagues at WCIA include:

Jennifer Roscoe – News Anchor

Christie Battista Salary

She is a renowned journalist currently working in Illinois as a news reporter at WCIA-TV. Therefore, there is no doubt that she receives a satisfactory amount of income. Christie’s average salary is $88,900.

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She has been working in the journalism industry since she graduated from the university. Therefore, there is no hesitancy in stating that she has successfully accumulated her legally acquired fortune. Christie’s average net worth is $897,321.

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WCIA

CBS affiliate in Champaign, Illinois

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Television station in Illinois, United States

WCIA, virtual channel 3 (UHFdigital channel 34), is a CBS-affiliatedtelevision stationlicensed to Champaign, Illinois, United States and serving the Central Illinois region. Owned by the Nexstar Media Group, it is part of a duopoly with Springfield-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate WCIX (channel 49). Both stations share studios on South Neil Street/US 45 in downtown Champaign and also operate a sales office and news bureau on East Edwards Street near the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. WCIA's transmitter is located west of Seymour, Illinois.

Since WCIA's over-the-air signal cannot be seen in western parts of the market (including Springfield and Jacksonville), it is simulcast in high definition on WCIX's second digital subchannel (VHF channel 11.2 or virtual channel 49.2) from a transmitter in Clear Lake Township. Nielsen Media Research treats WCIA and WCIX-DT2 as one station in local ratings books, using the identifier name WCIA+.

History[edit]

WCIA made its first broadcast on November 14, 1953. It was owned and operated by Champaign-based Midwest Television, headed by August C. Meyer Sr., a lawyer and chairman of the board of the Champaign-based Bank of Illinois. Meyer founded Midwest Television in 1952, and expanded the company's footprint by buying WMBD-AM–FM–TV in Peoria, Illinois, in 1960 and KFMB-AM–FM–TV in San Diego, California, in 1964. Midwest sold off controlling interest in its Illinois television holdings to Nexstar in 1999. That company acquired Midwest's remaining interest in the Illinois stations in 2001.

WCIA was a primary CBS affiliate, carrying secondary affiliations with NBC and DuMont.[1] DuMont shut down in 1956 and WCIA dropped NBC in 1959 when WCHU-TV (now WICD) started. It also carried a few ABC shows during the 1953–1954 television season.

As the only commercial VHF station in Central Illinois, WCIA has been one of the country's most dominant television stations for most of its history. On two occasions, it fought off attempts by WICS/WICD and WAND to force it onto the UHF band by claiming that moving to UHF would cause it to lose 150,000 viewers.

Despite its dominance of the market, WCIA provides only a Grade B signal to the Springfield area. Meyer realized early on that Champaign–Urbana and Springfield/Decatur were going to be one giant television market. He originally wanted to build WCIA's tower in White Heath, roughly halfway between Champaign and Decatur. The tower would have been placed on some of the highest ground in Central Illinois. However, just after construction began, Prairie Television (owner of WTVP, now WAND) filed an objection. Prairie claimed WCIA was encroaching on its territory. To avoid delays, WCIA moved its transmitter to the current location in Seymour. Despite this, Decatur (the second-largest city in the western half of the market) receives WCIA's signal very well.

While it frequently trounced WICS/WICD and WAND in the ratings, Meyer decided to open a low-powered relay of WCIA on UHF channel 49 to get better coverage in the state capital. In 1985, this became full-powered station WCFN. In 2002, WCFN separated from WCIA and became the area's UPN affiliate. However, few viewers on the western half of the market lost access to WCIA due to the extremely high penetration of cable and satellite, which is all but essential for acceptable television in much of this vast market. The few viewers who lost access regained it soon afterward when WCIA and WCFN activated their digital television services and added each other to their second digital subchannels. WCFN's main channel instead carried WCIA's main schedule in full high definition, with WCFN's channel remaining in standard definition until multiplexing technology improved to allow WCIA and WCFN's main channels to both be in HD. This, and area cable and satellite access, assured both stations full market coverage. WCFN changed its call letters to WCIX in 2011.

For decades, WCIA was available on cable systems in Bloomington–Normal, in the Peoria market, along with sister station WMBD-TV. In March 2000, shortly after Nexstar bought controlling interest in both stations, it announced it would drop WCIA from AT&T Cable Services (now Comcast Xfinity) and cable systems in surrounding areas, a move that would eventually be forced nationwide, due to CBS affiliation agreements requiring only one affiliate being authorized per market on pay television services. It would centralize WMBD's advertising revenue and preserve its ratings standing within the Peoria market without numbers being further stunted by WCIA. A group known as "Citizens to Keep WCIA on-the-air" petitioned Nexstar to revert the change, but was unsuccessful. WCIA's Grade B signal still covers the Bloomington–Normal area decently (extending as far west as Morton), meaning that Bloomington–Normal residents can still receive WCIA over-the-air.

In November 2006, work began to re-secure WCIA's existing tower in Seymour so it would be able to hold a new digital transmission line and antenna.[2]

WCIA was the longtime home to Illinois Fighting Illinifootball and men's basketball games that were not aired on national television. Originally produced by WCIA, the station later carried the Illini via the Big Ten Conference's syndicated package with ESPN Plus. Beginning in 2007, these games have since moved to the Big Ten Network. The station still airs Illini men's basketball games that are carried as part of CBS's overall NCAA and Big Ten contracts.

In 2009, WCIA's longtime weathercaster Judy Fraser retired from the station after 34 years.[3] She was only the second head weathercaster in the station's history at the time. Meteorologist Robert Reese took over as Chief Meteorologist. His death in connection with complications from cancer in October 2012 came as a shock to the community.[4] In his early battle, WCIA sold red ribbons in support of Reese and the American Cancer Society.

On September 11, 2014, WCIA anchor Dave Benton announced on-air that he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and that he had only months to live. He explained that the doctors told him that his cancer had returned and that it was too large for surgery or radiation.[5] Benton was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in November 2013 after doctors found a tumor on the left side of his head. He underwent surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and completed radiation treatment in February 2014.[7] On April 13, 2015, Benton announced on the 6 p.m. newscast that he was stepping down from the anchor chair due to continued health issues and failed treatments, though he hoped to continue his signature crime reports for the 5 p.m. news as long as his health allowed.[8] Benton died at home on May 26.[9][10]

On December 3, 2018, Nexstar announced it would acquire the assets of Chicago-based Tribune Media for $6.4 billion in cash and debt. The deal—which would make Nexstar the largest television station operator by total number of stations upon its expected closure late in the third quarter of 2019—would result in WCIA and WCIX gaining additional sister stations in nearby markets including Chicago (independent stationWGN-TV) and St. Louis (Fox affiliate KTVI and CW affiliate KPLR-TV). (Ownership conflicts existed in two existing Nexstar markets involving Nexstar's duopoly of CW affiliate WISH-TV and MyNetworkTV affiliate WNDY-TV (which were both sold to Circle City Broadcasting) and Tribune's duopoly of Fox affiliate WXIN and CBS affiliate WTTV/WTTK in Indianapolis and Nexstar's virtual triopoly of CBS affiliate WHBF-TV, CW affiliate KGCW and Fox-affiliated SSA partner KLJB and Tribune-owned ABC affiliate WQAD-TV (which was sold to Tegna) in the Quad Cities.)[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20] The sale was approved by the FCC on September 16 and was completed on September 19, 2019.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Originally, WCFN/WCIX aired its digital signal in a reduced 4:3480istandard definition format on both its main channel and the digital subcarrier of WCIA. In June 2015, WCIX upgraded to a full 1080i16:9 high definition signal, the same as WCIA. In September 2016, WCIA begin broadcasting Bounce TV on 3.3 and Grit TV on 3.4.

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WCIA shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 3, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 48.[22] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 3. On January 17, 2020, WCIA moved to channel 34 as a result of the spectrum repack.

Programming[edit]

Local entertainment programs[edit]

  • Happy Home (1950s)
  • Welcome Travelers (1950s)
  • At the Hop (1950s–1960s; hosted by John Coleman and later by Ed Mason)
  • Sun-Up (1960s; hosted by Tom Jones)
  • Sheriff Sid (1960s)
  • Dialing for Dollars (1960s–1970s)
  • Way Out with Cousin Trebor (1963–1965)
  • The Second Cup (1970s)
  • The Bruce Weber Show (2000s)
  • PM Magazine (1977–1990)
  • Illinois Journal[clarification needed]

News operation[edit]

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WCIA currently broadcasts its news from its studios in Champaign. It currently broadcasts 40 hours of news a week, and one hour on Saturday and Sunday. For most of its history, it has been central Illinois' dominant news station, owing to its status as the market's only VHF station.

On September 12, 2011, WCIA debuted an hour-long lifestyle and news program titled ciLiving.tv, the Springfield market's first hour-long 4 p.m. news program; the show utilizes interactivity with viewers, through the use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, along with online polls and audience quizzes via text message and the station's website.[23] The show also utilizes the station's new set, which is also used for the station's morning show, as well as other programs.

On October 24, 2012 during the 5:00 p.m. newscast, WCIA and sister station WCIX began broadcasting local news in high definition.[24] This made the WCIA/WCIX operation the third local news operation and second "Big Four" network affiliated station to have made the upgrade. However, the newscasts on WCIX continued to be seen over the air in a letterboxed format until June 19, 2015 because its main channel was still transmitted in 4:3 standard definition until it upgraded to HD on that date.

In April 2015, WCIA expanded its 6 p.m. newscast from 30 minutes to one hour to provide better coverage of local news.

In late 2015, WCIA expanded its news coverage from the State Capitol. The station now produces and airs Capitol Connection on Sunday mornings after CBS' Face the Nation. The show is also carried on other Nexstar stations in Illinois.

In October 2016, WCIA expanded its morning show from four hours to five hours, making the station have the only local news at 9 a.m. in the market.

Controversies[edit]

Department of Agriculture video news releases[edit]

In an article published on March 13, 2005, The New York Times documented WCIA's use of government video news releases without clear attribution as such. The Times reported, "WCIA, based in Champaign, had run 26 segments made by the U.S. Agriculture Department over the past three months alone." WCIA acknowledged running the releases in the early hours of its morning news as part of its traditional service of agribusiness news to its rural viewers.[25]

Abigail Metsch bikini photo[edit]

The station gained national attention in April 2021 when reporter Abigail Metsch posted a photo of herself on Instagram in a thongbikini, with Metsch's back facing the camera with her head turned towards the camera, completely exposing her buttocks and mentioning the station in the photo caption. After a viewer complained to the station, the News Director asked her to remove the photo.[26] WCIA management reportedly planned to keep the punishment "in house" until it was reported on news station website FTVLive.com, after which the Nexstar corporate office got involved and the station was forced to terminate Metsch.[27] Metsch removed the photo and went private on all of her social media accounts.[28] Metsch has since resurfaced as a reporter for KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas.[29]

2021 Champaign shooting[edit]

On May 19, 2021, WCIA reported that Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim had been killed in the line of duty. Officer Oberheim had responded to a domestic dispute call; during that call shots were fired. Oberheim was shot and killed, along with Darion Lafayette who originally fired shots at the responding officers. On May 21, WCIA reported on the incident and appeared to memorialize Darion Lafayette. A graphic provided by the Lafayette family was displayed on screen, which depicted Lafayette with angel wings. What followed was community outrage, including thousands of comments on the WCIA Facebook page.[citation needed]

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

Former logo[edit]

  • WCIA logo, circa 1970 to 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Quick, Doug. "WCIA, Channel 3, Champaign, Illinois, Part 1". dougquick.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  2. ^"High Definition work". WCIA. Archived from the original on 2006-11-12.
  3. ^Dodson, Don (October 21, 2009). "Fraser to say goodbye on Thursday evening". News Gazette. Champaign, Illinois.
  4. ^"Robert Reese". News Gazette. Champaign, Illinois. October 13, 2012.
  5. ^Takeda, Allison. "Illinois Anchorman Dave Benton Announces He Has Terminal Cancer, Months to Live". US Magazine. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  6. ^"TV Anchorman Dave Benton, 51, tells WCIA-TV viewers in Chicago, Illinois that he has six months to live". News.com.au. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  7. ^"WCIA-TV anchor battling brain cancer to step down," from The State Journal-Register, 4/13/2015
  8. ^"WCIA-TV anchor Dave Benton dies of brain cancer". 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  9. ^"Former WCIA news anchor Dave Benton dies after fighting brain tumor," from The State Journal-Register, 5/26/2015
  10. ^"Acquisition of Tribune Media Company"(PDF). Nexstar Media Group. December 3, 2018.
  11. ^Mark K. Miller (December 3, 2018). "Nexstar Buying Tribune Media For $6.4 Billion". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media.
  12. ^Peter White; Dade Hayes (December 3, 2018). "Nexstar Confirms $4.1B Tribune Media Acquisition To Become Leading Local TV Station Owner". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  13. ^Gerry Smith; Nabila Ahmed; Eric Newcomer (December 3, 2018). "Nexstar to buy WGN owner Tribune Media for $4.1 billion". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing. Bloomberg News.
  14. ^Arjun Panchadar; Sonam Rai (December 3, 2018). "Nexstar to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion". Reuters.
  15. ^Jon Lafayette (December 3, 2018). "Nexstar Announces Deal to Buy Tribune for $6.4B". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media.
  16. ^Adam Jacobson (December 3, 2018). "It's Official: Nexstar Takes Tribune In Billion-Dollar Stock Deal". Radio-Television Business Report. Streamline-RBR, Inc.
  17. ^Harry A. Jessell; Mark K. Miller (December 3, 2018). "Nexstar To Spin Off $1B In Stations". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media.
  18. ^"Nexstar Media Group Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Tribune Media Company for $6.4 Billion in Accretive Transaction Creating the Nation's Largest Local Television Broadcaster and Local Media Company". Nexstar Media Group. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  19. ^"Nexstar Media Group Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Tribune Media Company". Tribune Media. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  20. ^RabbitEars TV Query for WCIA
  21. ^"DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds"(PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  22. ^WCIA Adds Local News-Lifestyle At 4 P.M., TVNewsCheck, September 9, 2011.
  23. ^"WCIA goes high definition!". Illinoishomepage.net. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. October 24, 2012.
  24. ^(registration required)Barstow, David; Stein, Robin (March 13, 2005). "Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2009.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  25. ^https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/4/12/getting-to-the-butt-of-the-news
  26. ^https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/4/14/butt-out
  27. ^https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/4/13/they-have-both-gone-missing
  28. ^https://www.kbtx.com/authors/abigail.metsch/
  29. ^"Susan Barnett Bio". KYW-TV. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  30. ^Callahan, Colleen. "Colleen Callahan resume"(PDF). Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  31. ^"John Coleman bio". KUSI-TV. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  32. ^"Michael Marsh Bio". WBRZ-TV. 20 October 2010. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  33. ^"UIS grad makes good". University of Illinois Alumni Association. Fall 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  34. ^"Elaine Quijano Bio". CBS News. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  35. ^"Martin Savidge bio". CNN. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  36. ^"Lori Stokes bio". Archived from the original on 22 December 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  37. ^"Mike Tannura bio". Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2013.

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He chose to work through most of his illness, and only announced last month that he was stepping down … An American news anchor working for the WCIA Channel 3 news in Illinois told viewers on the show on Thursday that he has brain cancer and only six months to live. ... News App. In the months after his announcement, his tumor began to shrink, but that December her revealed on Facebook that another tumor had been discovered by doctors. I found out two weeks ago that the tumor has grown. He said the latest round of treatment appears to have added a few months. He said: "I told you a few weeks ago that my brain cancer is back. 'I want to update all of you on what's happening with my health. “But, I’ve learned more about what the future holds. News Local/State - March 30, 2015 ... News Local/State - December 15, 2014. Lori Stokes is currently single since she has been divorced with her ex-husband Brian Thompson. 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Illinois news anchor who announced on-air that he had just months to live dies of brain cancer shortly after being forced to step down after his treatments stopped working   Dave Benton, who worked for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois until just last month, died after a brave battle with brain cancer Tuesday  Get the Android Weather app from Google Play. 15 The digital subchannel network Laff commences programming Sandra Lee relaxes at home... 'I was thinking about my wife': Man hits back at... Father-of-three decided to die at assisted suicide clinic... Star softball player, 15, on life support after complaining... 'Oh Philip!' Brands CEO David Novak learned long ago that you can’t lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. But how do you do that? He then thanked his viewers for their support in the emotional broadcast, saying he wanted to make the most of his final days. Details from AP: A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work Benton later died on May 26 at the age of 52. News anchor battling brain cancer tells viewers he only has 4-6 months to live. 2 days ago ... I’ll be here bringing you the news as long as I am able. CHAMPAIGN — Former TV news anchor Dave Benton died Tuesday morning after battling a brain tumor for more than a year. It has reduced the size of my brain cancer but another tumor is now growing in a different spot. Dave Benton, news anchor for Illinois' WCIA-TV, bravely shared heart-breaking news with his viewers—and shared his faith amid a personal tragedy. Another unique factor which helped make WCIA the central Illinois regional news station was the long-running news anchor staff. 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Alexandra Corradetti

Alex Corradetti joined the WCIA 3 Team in February of 2016. She is a Morning Show Anchor, Reporter, Host & Producer. 

Alex is passionate about storytelling and public speaking. She believes that the most compelling stories are the ones that impact people’s lives. 

Alex graduated with honors from Illinois State University in May 2014. 

During her collegiate years, Alex laid the foundation of her broadcasting career at TV-10 News. Alex was the first-ever EP & Host of Ten on 10. During her in that position, that show was awarded first place for Outstanding Soft Program of 2013 at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association Awards.

Alex continued to gain media exposure while working for The Chicago Tribune after college. She has also worked at Rockit Ranch Productions as a Social Media Specialist. During this experience, Alex had the opportunity to produce content for ABC’s Windy City Live.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, write, watch movies, play with her dog, spend time with family and is a pun enthusiast.  

Alex is always up for a new story or fresh segment ideas for Alex Around Town.

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Meet The WCIA 3 Weather Team

Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty:

Dreams do come true, and Kevin is living his right now. Growing up in Veedersburg, IN, just an hour from Champaign, Kevin grew up watching WCIA. He was even a weather watcher for Judy Fraser when he was just a teenager. 

As a kid, Kevin shot weather videos with his parents’ camcorder as storms approached and pretended to be a weatherman on TV. There was no doubt Kevin would have his dream of becoming a real meteorologist come true soon. 

As Kevin got older, he became a storm spotter for the National Weather Service in Indianapolis and got his first start in broadcasting in Danville, IL at 94.9 K-Rock and D-102 as a radio DJ at the age of 17. 

Kevin got his first crack at TV weather broadcasting while attending Vincennes University where he was a weather anchor for the PBS station WVUT. Kevin received his Associate of Arts degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting from Vincennes. 

Kevin got his first “real” job on television at the CBS station WTHI Channel 10 in Terre Haute, IN. He spent more than three years there as the weather anchor. While working at WTHI, Kevin also attended Indiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography with a minor in Climatology and emphasis in Meteorology. 

His next job was at WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky where he was the morning meteorologist and storm chaser for 2 years, followed by a short stint doing fill-in weather for WRTV in Indianapolis.  Kevin then went to Springfield, MO in July of 2007 to become the Chief Meteorologist at KSPR. He was there for 10 years and accomplished many things during his tenure. He covered the Joplin, MO EF-5 tornado, storm chased with the Vortex 2 research team, and  received an award for best weathercast in Missouri 7 out of his 10 years and had 2 Emmy nominations.  Kevin was also part of the team that won a national Edward R. Murrow award for Best Newscast the night of the Branson Leap Day tornadoes in 2012. 

Kevin also holds the seal of approval from both the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). 

Storm chasing is one of Kevin’s favorite things to do when he has the chance. He has seen numerous tornadoes while chasing in the Plains over the last decade.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing or watching nearly any sport. He is a HUGE Cubs fan and most recently enjoyed watching game 7 of the World Series in Wrigleyville.  Wrigley just so happens to be the name of his adopted 12-year-old beagle. He’s also a fan of the Chicago Bears & Blackhawks, but being from Indiana, he would choose the Indiana Pacers as his favorite basketball team. 

Kevin has many unique hobbies including being a DJ at weddings and parties. He also is a certified FAA commercial drone pilot. Kevin has shot many drone weather-related videos that have made it onto national news outlets over the past year. Kevin is also a ham radio operator, call sign WX9KSL.

Kevin loves hearing from the community and other weather enthusiasts so don’t hesitate to drop him a line!

Midday Meteorologist Jack Gerfen:

Jack’s interest in weather and desire to become a meteorologist goes all the way back to fifth grade.  On the first day of the weather segment in science class, he learned about tornadoes.  Later that evening, Jack had to go into the basement because severe thunderstorms rolled through suburban Detroit.  That instantly sparked Jack’s interest in weather that would lead him to KEYC News 12 in Mankato, Minnesota from October 2012 to WCIA 3 in late July of 2015.

Always interested in science, Jack attended Valparaiso University and graduated with a B. S. in Meteorology with minors in Mathematics and Communications alongside friend and future co-worker, Lisa Meadows.  While at Valpo, Jack was a member of a variety of groups.  He was in two summer storm chases for the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team.  He took weathercasting from GMA meteorologist Ginger Zee of ABC’s Good Morning America and was a member of Valparaiso University Television.  He interned at WDIV in Detroit, Michigan.

Being from Michigan, Jack enjoys being outdoors and on the water.  He’s a lifelong swimmer and used to coach various teams in his city as well as for the YMCA and USA Swimming.  And having been raised in Motown, he is a big car guy and loves to cruise.  Jack is the station’s biggest Star Wars fan!  Feel free to get in touch with him about weather or chat about cars!

Weekend Forecaster Amelia Henderson

Amelia Henderson joined the WCIA Weather Team in September of 2019. Henderson is originally from Atlanta, Indiana and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of South Australia. Amelia’s passion for meteorology stemmed from her interest in the environment as she is also a Padi Scuba Dive Master and has worked as a dive professional in several countries including Australia and the Bahamas.

Amelia started her career at WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virginia in 2017 where she covered news, sports and weather. After a year and a half in West Virginia, Amelia made the move to Champaign, Illinois to pursue her career in meteorology full-time. Throughout her college career Amelia worked as an in-house production assistant and sideline reporter for Orange Power Studios, Oklahoma State University’s in-house sports production department. She also anchored The Poke Report, a student ran national award-winning sports talk show. Throughout her college career Amelia won several national and regional awards from both the National Broadcast Education Association and the National Broadcast Society. Before making the move to her first job in Clarksburg, Amelia was an intern for KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she learned the fields of both sports and weather.

In Amelia’s free time she enjoys traveling, walking her dog Mako, and flying her drone.

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LaToya JonesLaToya JonesChicago, IllinoisDetails

LaToya Jones's WCIA-TV Experience September 2011 - May 2012

Job Assistant at Sovereign Talent Group

Industry Motion Pictures and Film

Experience
Sovereign Talent Group  May 2015 - Present
Columbia College Chicago  August 2013 - Present
Quriosity Productions   September 2014 - December 2014
Price of Admission/Frequency TV   January 2014 - May 2014
Meijer  July 2012 - September 2013
Illinois Public Media -WILL TV   January 2011 - June 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  August 2012 - May 2013
Illinois Leadership Center  August 2011 - December 2012
Illinois Leadership Center  August 2011 - December 2012
WCIA-TV   September 2011 - May 2012

Skills
Line Producing, Customer Service, Film Production, Script Notes, Movie Magic Budgeting, Flexibility, Team-oriented, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Movie Magic Scheduling, Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, Problem Solving, Script Coverage, InEntertainment

Education
Columbia College Chicago   2013 — 2015
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Cinematic Arts + Science - Creative Producing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2009 — 2013
Bachelors, Communication and Media Studies

Rameen KarbassioonRameen KarbassioonTuscola, IllinoisDetails

Rameen Karbassioon's WCIA-TV Experience August 2002 - August 2007

Job Producer/Director at WEIU TV

Industry Media Production

Experience
WEIU TV  August 2007 - Present
WCIA-TV   August 2002 - August 2007
CLTV (Tribune Broadcasting)   2001 - 2001

Skills
Editing, Broadcast, Television, Sports, Avid, Directing and Producing, Field Shooting, Directing, Producing, Facebook, Video Production, Camera, Video Editing, Non-linear Editing, Broadcast Television, Broadcast Journalism, Videography, ENPS, Video, Storytelling, HD Video, Radio, Avid Newscutter, Adobe Audition, Camera Operating, Multimedia, Radio Broadcasting, Radio Producing, Audio Editing, Media Production, Avid Media Composer, News Writing, Videographer, Post Production, Journalism, Breaking News

Education
Charleston, IL High School   1998 — 2002

Eastern Illinois University   1998 — 2002
B.A., Speech Communication

Jenny Doren's WCIA-TV Experience June 2007 - May 2010

Job Reporter at WFAATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WFAA-TV  May 2014 - Present
WJLA-TV  May 2012 - May 2014
NBCUniversal, Inc.   July 2010 - April 2012
WCIA-TV   June 2007 - May 2010
WILX-TV  January 2007 - April 2007
CBS News  January 2007 - March 2007
WBBM-TV  2007 - 2007
NBCUniversal, Inc.   May 2006 - August 2006
Lifetime Television  May 2005 - July 2005

Skills
Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Dalet, Audacity, ENPS, iNews, CNN Newsource, ABC Pathfire, Photojournalism, Videography, Journalism, Storytelling, Editing, Broadcast Journalism, Video Editing, New Media, Social Media, Non-linear Editing, Web Content, Video, Breaking News, Producing, Television, Field Producing, Multimedia, Interviews

Education
Northwestern University   2006 — 2007
MS, Journalism

University of Michigan   2002 — 2006
BA, English

Laura SchweizerLaura SchweizerDenver, ColoradoDetails

Laura Schweizer's WCIA-TV Experience May 2011 - December 2011

Job Broadcast Journalist

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
Ballantine Digital Media   January 2014 - May 2015
Four Corner Broadcasting   November 2012 - November 2013
Sage Film & Video   August 2012 - October 2012
TV-10  January 2010 - May 2012
WCIA-TV   May 2011 - December 2011

Skills
Immaculate Writing..., Working with Celebrities, Video Editing, Television, Celebrity, Broadcast Journalism, Entertainment, Journalism, Storytelling, Advertising, Radio Broadcasting, Broadcast Television, Video, Editing, Final Cut Pro, Sound, Social Media

Education
Illinois State University   2009 — 2012
Bachelor of Science (BS), Communication

Meiby HuddlestonMeiby HuddlestonUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Meiby Huddleston's WCIA-TV Experience 2011 - August 2012

Job EnglishSpanish freelance translator and interpreter for the Central Illinois Area

Industry Legal Services

Experience
English-Spanish freelance translator and interpreter for the Central Illinois Area   December 2006 - Present
WCIA-TV   2011 - August 2012
WEIU News Watch  January 2011 - January 2012
WJKR 1460AM Radio Variedades   January 2007 - June 2010
The News Gazette  August 2007 - October 2008
The Hudd Group   May 2002 - September 2006

Skills
Microsoft Office, Social Media, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Event Planning, Research, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, Editing, Marketing Communications, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2011 — 2012
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Broadcast News/Mass Communication/Media Studies

Parkland College   2001 — 2003
Associate of Arts (AA), Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Instituto Universitario Isaac Newton   1997 — 1999
Advertising and production

Evan KurlandEvan KurlandRockville, MarylandDetails

Evan Kurland's WCIA-TV Experience July 2014 - December 2014

Job Producer at KJRHTV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KJRH  June 2015 - Present
WCIA-TV   July 2014 - December 2014
Sirius XM Radio Inc.  June 2013 - August 2013
Illini Media  September 2012 - May 2013
JCC of Greater Washington  June 2011 - August 2012
RMHS The Tide   2007 - 2011
Moorenkos Ice Cream   June 2010 - August 2010

Skills
Event Planning, Nonprofits, Community Outreach, Research, Volunteer Management, Fundraising, Program Development, Public Speaking, Facebook, Blogging, Public Relations, Social Media, Press Releases, Media Relations, Social Networking, Microsoft Office

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2011 — 2015
Bachelor of Science (BS), Broadcast Journalism/History

Wendy GlissonWendy GlissonSpringfield, IllinoisDetails

Wendy Glisson's WCIA-TV Experience October 2012 - Present

Job Local Sales Manager at WCIATV3/WCIX49

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WCIA-TV   October 2012 - Present
Sinclair Broadcast Group  March 1995 - October 2012
Saga Communications  December 1991 - March 1995

Skills
Television, Media Relations, Radio, Broadcast, Advertising, Sales Management, CRM, Sales, Video Editing, Editing, Broadcast Television, Advertising Sales, Video Production, Video, Social Media, Digital Media, Radio Broadcasting

Education
Eastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Erica HorvatinErica HorvatinRapid City, South DakotaDetails

Erica Horvatin's WCIA-TV Experience June 2014 - June 2015

Job Weekend Meteorologist and Reporter at KNBN Newscenter1

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KNBN Newscenter1   July 2015 - Present
WCIA-TV   June 2014 - June 2015
Richmond Studio   January 2015 - May 2015
UI-7 Public Access Television   January 2014 - January 2014
Meteorological Instrumentation Research Project   October 2013 - December 2013
Field Studies of Atmospheric Convection   May 2013 - June 2013

Skills
Public Speaking, Teamwork, Social Media, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Customer Service, Research, Photoshop, Leadership, Event Planning, Communication, Editing

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2011 — 2015
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication major and Atmospheric Sciences minor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sarah JindraSarah JindraChicago, IllinoisDetails

Sarah Jindra's WCIA-TV Experience September 2005 - December 2007

Job Reporter Breaking News/Traffic at WGNTV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WGN-TV  September 2014 - Present
Radiate Media  July 2012 - September 2014
Radiate Media  September 2008 - July 2012
Radiate Media  February 2008 - July 2012
WCIA-TV   September 2005 - December 2007

Skills
Broadcast Journalism, Radio Host, Storytelling, Broadcast, Radio Broadcasting, Radio, News Writing, ENPS, Radio Producing, Television, Voice Acting, Adobe Audition, Video Production, Final Cut Pro, Breaking News, Voice Over, Video, Editing, Broadcast Television, New Media

Education
Syracuse University   2004 — 2005
MS, Broadcast Journalism

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2000 — 2004
Bachelor of Science (BS), Broadcast Journalism

Christina FarrellChristina FarrellChampaign, IllinoisDetails

Christina Farrell's WCIA-TV Experience December 2013 - May 2014

Job Graduate Student Athlete & Multicultural Business Professional

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
PepsiCo  March 2015 - Present
Cochrane Enterprises  April 2012 - March 2015
PepsiCo  May 2014 - August 2014
WCIA-TV   December 2013 - May 2014
BBDO  June 2013 - August 2013
Career Athletes  January 2013 - May 2013
University of Illinois College of Media  January 2013 - May 2013

Skills
SQL, Spanish, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Advertising, Media Planning, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Social Media, Digital Strategy, Event Planning, Visual Basic, SPSS, MediaLab, Qualtrics, Time Management, Teamwork, Coaching, Mentoring, Leadership, Facebook, Recruiting, Training, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, PowerPoint, Public Speaking

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2013 — 2014
Master of Human Resources & Industrial Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2010 — 2013
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Advertising & Business

University of Oregon   2009 — 2010
Philosophy major

Joe BarlowJoe BarlowUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Joe Barlow's WCIA-TV Experience August 2011 - Present

Job WCIA Storyteller

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WCIA-TV   August 2011 - Present
Drake Broadcasting System  August 2009 - February 2012
48 Hour Film Project  June 2008 - June 2010
Times Delphic  August 2009 - December 2009
KCCI Newschannel 8   May 2009 - August 2009
Words with Joe Barlow   February 2009 - March 2009

Skills
Final Cut Pro, Video Production, Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Avid, Short Films, Broadcast, Television, Advertising, Premiere, Digital Media, Social Media Marketing, Storytelling, Journalism, Blogging, Newspapers, Lighting, Media Relations, Producing, Public Speaking, Videography, Video, News Writing, Video Editing, Microsoft Office, Radio, Facebook, Copy Editing, Social Media, Copywriting, Film, iMovie, Web Design

Education
Drake University   2006 — 2010
Bachelor's, Electronic Media; Broadcasting; Rhetoric

Second City Training Center   2011 — 2011
Imrovisation/Writing

Korey AdkinsKorey AdkinsGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Korey Adkins's WCIA-TV Experience May 2011 - July 2011

Job Multimedia Content Producer

Industry Media Production

Experience
Clammr Radio   September 2014 - Present
Saga Communications / Illini Radio Group   December 2012 - July 2015
Cromwell Radio Group  June 2012 - December 2012
WEIU FM   May 2009 - May 2012
WCIA-TV   May 2011 - July 2011

Skills
Radio Broadcasting, Radio Producing, On-air Announcing, Public Address..., Improvisation, Performing Arts, Multi Tasking, Video Production, Video Editing, Web Video, Sketch Comedy, Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Storytelling, Exceptional Listener, Social Media, Interpersonal..., Acoustic Guitar, Critical Thinking, Entertainment, Entertainment Journalism, Podcasting, Motivation, Highly motivated..., Work Well Independently, Mac, Avid, Adobe Audition, Word Processing, Written & Oral..., Writing, Hosting Events, Emcee, Following Instructions, Leadership, Enthusiasm to learn, Adaptability, Easy to Talk to, Thinking Outside The Box, Quick Thinker, Recording, Audio Editing, Voice Over, Broadcast, Radio Production, Social Networking

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2008 — 2012
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication Studies/Mass Communication/Electronic Media Production, Magna Cum Laude

Angie StaffordAngie StaffordMontgomery, Alabama AreaDetails

Angie Stafford's WCIA-TV Experience 2013 - Present

Job Independent Beauty Consultant Mary Kay Cosmetics

Industry Cosmetics

Experience
WCIA-TV   2013 - Present
Mary Kay Cosmetics  October 2009 - Present
Auburn University  March 1996 - April 1998

Skills
Cosmetics, Skin Care, Makeup Artistry, Makeovers, Beauty Industry, Fragrance, Gift Baskets, Glamour, Gifts, Home Based Business, Skin Care Products, Parties, Weddings, Advertising, Bridal Showers, Editing, Video Production, Sales

Education
Auburn University   1991 — 1996
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Spanish

Auburn University   1991 — 1996
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Radio, Television, Film

Amanda KellAmanda KellGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Amanda Kell's WCIA-TV Experience February 2011 - July 2012

Job EMTB at MedEx

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
MedEx  July 2013 - Present
WCIA-TV   February 2011 - July 2012

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2007 — 2011

Dave FreemanDave FreemanWichita, Kansas AreaDetails

Dave Freeman's WCIA-TV Experience 1981 - 1984

Job Chief Meteorologist at KSNW TV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
National Weather Association  January 2015 - Present
KSNW TV  June 1993 - Present
University of Missouri  March 2011 - Present
WHIO TV  1986 - 1993
WMBD TV  1984 - 1986
WCIA TV  1981 - 1984
WSAZ TV  1979 - 1981

Skills
Broadcast and New Media..., Weather Forecasting, Broadcast and New Media..., Meteorology, Broadcast, Radio, Television, Weather, Severe Weather, College Teaching, New Media, Public Speaking, Scuba Diving, Interdisciplinary..., Videography, Editing, Camera, Leadership, Radio Broadcasting, Social Media, Science, ENPS, Emergency Management, Public Relations, Climate, Video, Broadcast Journalism, Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, Climate Change, Video Editing, Storytelling, Social Networking, Breaking News, Data Analysis, News Writing, Facebook, Broadcast Television, Climatology, Journalism, Weather Radar, Media Relations, Management

Education
Mississippi State University   1990 — 1993
Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology, Meteorology

University of Illinois   1981 — 1984
MFA

Marietta College   1977 — 1981
BA Magna Cum Laude

Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor

Divers Alert Network   2012 — 2012
Instructor

Handicapped Scuba Association   2013 — 2013
Instructor

Diveheart
Adaptive Scuba Instructor

Valerie ConnValerie ConnUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Valerie Conn's WCIA-TV Experience 1995 - 2000

Job Client Service Assistant at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Industry Accounting

Experience
CliftonLarsonAllen  September 2007 - Present
Martin Hood Friese & Associates  May 2003 - June 2007
Stanley Steemer  1999 - 2001
WCIA-TV   1995 - 2000
WICD-TV  1993 - 1995

Skills
Digital Photography, Photoshop, Quickbooks, Tax Assembly, QuickBooks, Accounting, Microsoft Office, Auditing, Tax Preparation, Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Microsoft Word

Education
Parkland College   1994 — 1996
Broadcasting

Alison TrouyAlison TrouyGreater Milwaukee AreaDetails

Alison Trouy's WCIA-TV Experience June 2010 - May 2011

Job Producer at Fox 6 News

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
Fox 6 News  October 2013 - Present
WIFR -TV  August 2012 - October 2013
WIFR-TV  July 2011 - August 2012
WCIA-TV   June 2010 - May 2011
Illini Media  September 2008 - December 2010
Illini Media  April 2009 - April 2010

Skills
Writing, Project Management, Team Building, Newsgathering, Communication, Editing, Social Media, Avid, INews, Facebook, Creative Writing

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2007 — 2011
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Broadcast Journalism

Charles VanceCharles VanceGreater Memphis AreaDetails

Charles Vance's WCIA-TV Experience May 2006 - December 2008

Job Account Strategist

Industry Public Relations and Communications

Experience
RedRover Company  March 2014 - Present
Zurich North America  November 2013 - December 2013
CBS News  April 2011 - December 2013
Monitor Liability Managers, LLC  June 2011 - September 2013
WTVO-TV Channel 17  April 2009 - September 2010
WCIA-TV   May 2006 - December 2008
WBBJ-TV ABC 7   December 2003 - May 2006
WHBQ-TV Fox 13   May 2003 - August 2003

Skills
Editing, Leadership, Editorial, Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Copywriting, Public Speaking, Event Planning, Journalism, Video Production, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, Storytelling, Broadcast, Social Networking, Facebook, Video, Internal Communications, Press Releases, Marketing, Insurance

Education
The University of Memphis   1999 — 2003
BA, Communications

Blake WoodBlake WoodSpringfield, Illinois AreaDetails

Blake Wood's WCIA-TV Experience July 2007 - August 2009

Job Assistant Director of Public Relations at University of Illinois Springfield

Industry Public Relations and Communications

Experience
University of Illinois Springfield  July 2013 - Present
University of Illinois Springfield  August 2009 - July 2013
WCIA-TV   July 2007 - August 2009
WCIA-TV   July 2006 - July 2007
WEIU-TV  August 2002 - May 2006

Skills
Public Relations, Student Affairs, Facebook, Broadcast, Press Releases, Social Networking, Speech Writing, Editing, Media Relations, Higher Education, Storytelling, Crisis Communications, Research, Photoshop, Video Editing, Microsoft Office, Video Production, Video, Radio

Education
University of Illinois Springfield   2010 — 2013
Master of Arts (M.A.), Communication

Eastern Illinois University   2002 — 2006
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication Studies

Jacob, M UnterbergerJacob, M UnterbergerBuffalo Grove, IllinoisDetails

Jacob, M Unterberger's WCIA-TV Experience November 2011 - August 2012

Job Videographer//Editor Expert

Industry Media Production

Experience
Acorn Video, Ltd.   October 2012 - Present
WCIA-TV   November 2011 - August 2012

Skills
Panasonic Camcorders, Sony HDV, Canon XH-A1, Studio Camera Operation, EX-3, Z7, P2, Media Production, Field Producing, Story Editing, Television Studio..., Sports Videography, Event Videography, Promo Videos, After Effects, Green Screen Keying, Producing

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2008 — 2012
Communications, Mass Communications with an emphasis in Electronic Media Production

Matt ChappellMatt ChappellUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Matt Chappell's WCIA-TV Experience December 2003 - February 2004

Job Operations Assistant at First Federal Savings Bank

Industry Banking

Experience
First Federal Savings Bank  April 2013 - Present
First Federal Savings Bank  December 2007 - April 2013
Meredith Corp - KVVU Fox5  September 2005 - July 2007
Xpress Rent A Car   2004 - 2007
WCIA-TV   December 2003 - February 2004

Skills
Customer Service, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, English, Budgets, Windows, Research, Public Speaking, Photoshop, Sales, Teamwork, Time Management, Banking

Education
Parkland College   1998 — 2002
Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.), Mass Communication/Media Studies

Franklin University
Information Technology

Aubrey MorseAubrey MorseUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Aubrey Morse's WCIA-TV Experience July 2013 - Present

Job News Videographer at WCIATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WCIA-TV   July 2013 - Present
WSOY 102.9 FM   March 2013 - Present
WDNL 102.1 FM   August 2012 - Present
University of Illinois - Engineering Hall   August 2009 - May 2013
WPGU 107.1FM   March 2012 - March 2013
WPGU 107.1 FM  June 2010 - June 2012
WPGU 107.1 FM  May 2011 - March 2012

Skills
PowerPoint, Adobe Audition, Broadcast Journalism, Final Cut Pro, Radio, Radio Broadcasting, Broadcast, Journalism, Video, Video Editing, Audio Editing, Social Media, Editing, Digital Media, Facebook, Photoshop, Field Producing, News Writing, Avid, AP Style, Multimedia

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2009 — 2013
BS, Broadcast Journalism

Lisa SchleefLisa SchleefUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Lisa Schleef's WCIA-TV Experience January 2014 - August 2014

Job Account Executive at Adams Outdoor Advertising

Industry Public Relations and Communications

Experience
Adams Outdoor Advertising  August 2014 - Present
WCIA-TV   January 2014 - August 2014
Houston Astros  May 2013 - August 2013
Eastern Illinois University  August 2011 - May 2013
American Cancer Society  May 2011 - August 2011
Communication Studies Department at EIU   January 2011 - May 2011
WEIU  August 2009 - May 2011
4-H Memorial Camp  May 2006 - August 2010
Parkland College Television   January 2009 - May 2009
Busey Bank  August 2008 - May 2009

Skills
Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Connect Pro, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Outlook, Ap Style, Social Media, Fundraising, Event Planning, Interpersonal..., Organization &..., Facebook, YouTube, Social Networking, Publicity, Public Speaking, Newsletters, Press Releases, Adobe Acrobat, Twitter, Customer Service, Nonprofits, Research, PowerPoint, Editing, Advertising, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Leadership, Community Development, Media Relations, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Communications, AP Style

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2011 — 2013
Master of Arts, Communication Studies, Strategic Communicaiton

Eastern Illinois University   2009 — 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Corporate Communication

Parkland College   2007 — 2009
Associate of Arts, Mass Communication

Brittany HarrisBrittany HarrisCleveland/Akron, Ohio AreaDetails

Brittany Harris's WCIA-TV Experience June 2011 - May 2013

Job Reporter at FOX 8

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WJW-TV  June 2013 - Present
WCIA-TV   June 2011 - May 2013
WHIZ-TV  July 2010 - May 2011
Metro Minutes  August 2009 - December 2009
CBS 2 Chicago  August 2009 - November 2009
NBC 5 Chicago  January 2009 - May 2009
Bill Kurtis Productions   May 2008 - August 2008
103.5 Kiss FM   May 2008 - August 2008
106.3 Kiss FM   August 2007 - October 2007

Skills
Video Editing, Final Cut Pro, Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Blogging, Editing, Television, Broadcast, Storytelling, Video Production, Social Media, Broadcast Television, Multimedia, Avid, News Writing, Magazines

Education
Columbia College Chicago   2008 — 2009
Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Journalism

Lesley LaneLesley LanePeoria, Illinois AreaDetails

Lesley Lane's WCIA-TV Experience April 2013 - April 2014

Job Expanding Career

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
Professional Therapy Services, Inc.   2014 - Present
WCIA-TV   April 2013 - April 2014
Ashley Furniture  December 2012 - July 2013
Solomon Colors  June 2012 - December 2012
Curves  2008 - June 2012
Hanson Professional Services Inc.  2010 - 2010

Skills
Social Media, Public Speaking, Event Planning, Facebook, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Public Relations, Newsletters, Blogging, Sports, Marketing Communications, Advertising, Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Event Management, Marketing Strategy, Media Relations, Microsoft Office, Leadership

Education
University of Illinois Springfield   2009 — 2011
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), BBM

Illinois Central College   2007 — 2009
General Studies

Robin CluttersRobin CluttersDenver, ColoradoDetails

Robin Clutters's WCIA-TV Experience July 2010 - October 2011

Job Producer at CBS Denver

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KCNC-TV  January 2015 - Present
KCNC-TV  December 2013 - January 2015
KOB-TV  October 2011 - November 2013
WCIA-TV   July 2010 - October 2011

Skills
Spanish, Portuguese, Broadcast, Television, Writing, Final Cut Pro, ENPS, Social Media, Avid Newscutter, Audacity, Producing

Education
Syracuse University
B.A., Broadcast Journalism, International Relations, Spanish

Ashley DunnAshley DunnChicago, IllinoisDetails

Ashley Dunn's WCIA-TV Experience January 2012 - May 2012

Job Market Development Manager for CocaCola

Industry Food & Beverages

Experience
The Coca-Cola Company  February 2014 - Present
Continental Resources  May 2012 - February 2014
WCIA-TV   January 2012 - May 2012
The University of Illinois  August 2010 - May 2012
The Independent Media Center- Champaign/Urbana   May 2011 - August 2011
Chalet Hills Golf Club   March 2005 - August 2010

Skills
Microsoft Office, Communication Written, iNews, Avid, Editing, Video, Facebook, Social Media, Video Production, Public Speaking, Research, SAP, Price Quotes, Purchase Orders, IT Solutions

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2009 — 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Business

University of Virginia   2011 — 2011
Study Abroad- Semester at Sea

University of Miami   2008 — 2009

Leslie Legg's WCIA-TV Experience June 2013 - August 2013

Job News Photographer

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WICS-TV  June 2014 - Present
Monmouth College  August 2013 - May 2014
Monmouth College  August 2013 - May 2014
Monmouth College  August 2013 - May 2014
Monmouth College  January 2013 - January 2014
WCIA-TV   June 2013 - August 2013
Monmouth College  August 2012 - May 2013
Monmouth College  September 2010 - May 2013
jcpenney  May 2011 - August 2011
Gordmans  November 2008 - June 2010

Skills
Student Development, Residence Life, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Student Leadership, Editing, Video, Video Editing, InDesign, Photoshop, Videography, Illustrator

Education
Monmouth College   2010 — 2014
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication Studies

Cathy MeansCathy MeansTuscola, IllinoisDetails

Cathy Means's WCIA-TV Experience May 2012 - August 2012

Job Student at Eastern Illinois University

Industry Media Production

Experience
WCIA-TV   May 2012 - August 2012
Provena Health  December 2005 - November 2009
The Cromwell Group   May 2002 - August 2003

Skills
Radio Broadcasting, Radio Producing, Radio Advertising, Television Producing, Final Cut Pro, Video Production, Video Editing, Avid

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2012 — 2013
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication and Media Studies

Parkland College   2009 — 2011
Associate of Arts (A.A.), Communication and Media Studies

Amber HankinsAmber HankinsGreater Nashville AreaDetails

Amber Hankins's WCIA-TV Experience February 2006 - October 2009

Job Reporter/Anchor for RURAL TV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
RFD-TV  January 2012 - October 2012
Red Carpet Talk   April 2011 - October 2011
KCTV / KSMO / Meredith Corporation   October 2009 - January 2011
WCIA-TV   February 2006 - October 2009

Skills
Television, Final Cut Pro, Journalism, Broadcast, Editing, Creative Writing, Feature Writing, Interviewing, Entertainment Writing, Hosting, Anchoring

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2004 — 2005
Masters, Broadcast Journalism

Eastern Illinois University   2002 — 2004
Bachelors, Journalism

Lake Land College   2000 — 2002
Associates, Child Psychology

Michelle DarlingMichelle DarlingUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Michelle Darling's WCIA-TV Experience March 2012 - February 2013

Job Web Developer at SURFACE 51

Industry Information Services

Experience
SURFACE 51  August 2015 - Present
McKenzie Wagner Inc.   October 2013 - July 2015
ThirdSide   February 2013 - October 2013
WCIA-TV   March 2012 - February 2013
Michelle Darling Design   January 2011 - March 2012
Korora LLC   January 2006 - March 2012
Various Companies  1987 - 2005

Skills
Drupal, WordPress, Web Development, jQuery, Web Design, Photoshop, Graphic Design, CSS, Illustrator, HTML, PHP, Dreamweaver, Apache, SEO, Logo Design, JavaScript, Sales, Programming, Microsoft Office, Social Media, InDesign, Flash, Editing, XHTML, Joomla, Perl, Advertising, Facebook, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Brand Development, Adobe Creative Suite, Layout, CMS, Digital Photography, Newsletters, Website Development, User Experience

Education
Danville Area Community College
Associate of Arts, Associate of Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   1984 — 1986
Microbiology

John ValenzianoJohn ValenzianoSouth Haven, MichiganDetails

John Valenziano's WCIA-TV Experience April 1989 - May 2001

Job Associate Broker, CRS, ABR, GRI

Industry Real Estate

Experience
COLDWELL BANKER WEBER-SEILER   June 2001 - Present
WCIA-TV   April 1989 - May 2001

Skills
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Real Estate, Sellers, ABR, Condos, Residential Homes, Selling, Sales, Time Management, Customer Service, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Social Media

Education
Southwest Minnesota State University   1983 — 1987
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Speech Communication Radio & Television

Gordon Technical High School, Chicago, IL   1979 — 1983

Mykhail ChambersMykhail ChambersGreater Atlanta AreaDetails

Mykhail Chambers's WCIA-TV Experience June 2009 - September 2009

Job Technical Support at CareerBuilder.com

Industry Staffing and Recruiting

Experience
CareerBuilder.com  October 2014 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer  June 2010 - March 2015
CareerBuilder.com  July 2013 - October 2014
Georgia Institute of Technology  September 2011 - May 2013
Georgia Games  May 2012 - August 2012
Weiskamp Screen Printing   June 2006 - August 2010
WCIA-TV   June 2009 - September 2009

Skills
Graphic Design, Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Logo Design, FL Studio, Video Editing, Social Media, Creative Writing, Advertising, Graphics, Microsoft Office, Digital Media, Layout, Dreamweaver, Sketching, Collaborative Problem..., Event Management, Illustration, InDesign, Facebook, WordPress, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Organization, Public Speaking, Supply & Demand, Talent Compensation, Human Capital, Applicant Tracking..., Technology Integration, Recruiting, Technical Recruiting

Education
Georgia Institute of Technology   2008 — 2013
Bachelor of Science (BS), Communication and Media Studies

Jennifer KetchmarkJennifer KetchmarkCincinnati AreaDetails

Jennifer Ketchmark's WCIA-TV Experience May 2006 - September 2011

Job Morning Meteorologist at WCPOTV

Industry Telecommunications

Experience
WCPO-TV  October 2014 - Present
WXIN TV  October 2011 - October 2014
WCIA-TV   May 2006 - September 2011

Skills
Meteorology, Social Media, Computer Graphics Design, Calculus, Networking, Community Service, School talks, Broadcast Television, Weather Forecasting, Weather, Community Engagement

Education
Mississippi State University   2007 — 2009
Meteorology

Eastern Illinois University   2003 — 2006
Bachelor's degree, Communication and Media Studies

Dave SwitzerDave SwitzerKansas City, Missouri AreaDetails

Dave Switzer's WCIA-TV Experience June 1984 - May 1987

Job Manager Marketing Communications at Fike Corporation

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
Fike Corporation  October 2013 - Present
PKD Foundation  July 2012 - April 2013
PKD Foundation  July 2000 - June 2012
WFTX-TV  1996 - 2000
WANE-TV  May 1994 - May 1996
Frank N. Magid Associates  1988 - 1994
WCIA-TV   June 1984 - May 1987

Skills
Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, Non-profits, Marketing Strategy, Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Strategic Communications, Event Planning, Nonprofits, Grant Writing, Grants, Public Speaking, Social Media, Strategy, Writing, Advertising, Project Management, Management, Corporate Communications, Facebook, Leadership, Program Management, Community Development, Market Research, Business Development, Social Media Marketing, Press Releases, Online Marketing, Budgets, Event Management, Newsletters, Internal Communications, Creative Direction, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Social Networking, Video Production, Team Building, Publicity, Editing, Volunteer Management, Speech Writing, Blogging, Sponsorship, Community Outreach, Cause Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Content

Education
Eastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Marketing Communications

Andrew DahlAndrew DahlUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Andrew Dahl's WCIA-TV Experience July 2010 - February 2012

Job Interactive Developer at the Loft

Industry Information Services

Experience
the Loft  August 2015 - Present
Small Fry Web Works   September 2005 - Present
Wolfram Research  March 2013 - August 2015
Pixo  February 2012 - March 2013
WCIA-TV   July 2010 - February 2012

Skills
iPhone App Developer, Android App Developer, Photoshop, Social Media, Video Editing, Final Cut Pro, Social Media Marketing, HTML, WordPress, Web Design, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML 5, Advertising, CSS, Copywriting, Marketing, Photography, Press Releases, Facebook, PowerPoint, Blogging, Flash, Radio, Media Relations, InDesign, Digital Marketing, Illustrator, Copy Editing, Digital Media, Web Development, SEO, Marketing Communications, Online Advertising, Graphic Design, Broadcast, Public Relations, Microsoft Office, Event Planning, Public Speaking, Dreamweaver, Video Production, Editing, Television, Digital Photography, Social Networking

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2006 — 2008

Dave ComerfordDave ComerfordSpringfield, Illinois AreaDetails

Dave Comerford's WCIA-TV Experience 1995 - July 1996

Job Legislative Director at Illinois Federation of Teachers

Industry Government Relations

Experience
Illinois Federation of Teachers  October 2013 - Present
Illinois Federation of Teachers  July 1996 - October 2013
WCIA TV  1995 - July 1996
WAND TV  December 1993 - 1995

Skills
Crisis Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations, Strategic Communications, Crisis Management, Social Media, Event Planning, Social Networking, Facebook, Community Outreach, Press Releases, Social Media Marketing, Public Speaking, Event Management, Non-profits, Research, Storytelling, Video, Political Campaigns, Photography, Journalism, Nonprofits, Speech Writing, Producing

Education
Eastern Illinois University   1989 — 1993
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Broadcast Journalism

Our lady of Lourdes

DJ RoachDJ RoachUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

DJ Roach's WCIA-TV Experience February 2002 - October 2006

Job Assistant Director for Video Services for Fighting Illini Athletics

Industry Sports

Experience
Fighting Illini Athletics   September 2014 - Present
Nexstar Broadcasting  October 2006 - September 2014
WCIA-TV   February 2002 - October 2006
WCIA-TV   July 1998 - June 2001

Skills
Broadcast, Broadcast Journalism, Video Production, Avid Newscutter, Camera, Premiere, Web Video, Blogging, Social Media, Camera Operating, News Writing, Video Editing, Media Relations, Advertising, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, Breaking News, Broadcast Television, Videography, Post Production, Avid, Television, Sound, Video, Adobe Creative Suite, ENPS, Non-linear Editing, Social Networking, Marketing Communications, Editing, Public Relations, Motion Graphics, Public Speaking, Digital Media, Producing, Commercials, Storytelling, New Media, Digital Marketing, Multimedia, Creative Writing, Copywriting, Digital Video, Social Media Marketing, HD Video, Marketing, Lighting, Photoshop

Education
Illinois State University   1993 — 1998
Bachelor's Degree, Broadcast Journalism

Ed TudorEd TudorBurbank, CaliforniaDetails

Ed Tudor's WCIA-TV Experience November 2001 - August 2003

Job Director of Affiliate Marketing and Promotion at Disney ABC Television Group

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
Disney ABC Television Group  September 2015 - Present
WVEC ABC13, 13News Now, wvec.com, G/O Digital   August 2014 - September 2015
WVEC-TV  October 2012 - July 2014
WVEC-TV  March 2011 - October 2012
The West Florida Chapter of Community Associations Institute   February 2010 - October 2010
Design Marketing Group   September 2007 - February 2009
WWSB-TV  February 2005 - September 2007
KARK-TV  August 2003 - February 2005
WCIA-TV   November 2001 - August 2003
KHOU-TV  September 2000 - November 2001

Skills
Media Relations, Copywriting, Event Planning, Media Buying, Project Management, Customer Service, Web Marketing, Product Marketing, Market Analysis, Target Marketing, Broadcast, Video Production, Television, Social Media, Editing, Public Relations, Advertising

Education
University of Florida   1993 — 1995
Bachelor's Degree, Telecommunications

Jason OverstreetJason OverstreetDallas/Fort Worth AreaDetails

Jason Overstreet's WCIA-TV Experience August 1996 - August 1999

Job Managing Director, Marketing and Communications at USBC

Industry Public Relations and Communications

Experience
USBC - The National Governing Body of Bowling   June 2008 - Present
KDFW FOX 4 News- Fox Broadcasting Company   April 2002 - May 2008
KOCO Eyewitness News 5 - Hearst Television   August 1999 - April 2002
WCIA-TV   August 1996 - August 1999

Education
Northwestern University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Communications

The University of Texas at Austin
Executive Business Management Certification, McCombs School of Business

Jordan ArseneauJordan ArseneauGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Jordan Arseneau's WCIA-TV Experience August 2006 - September 2008

Job Photographer/Editor at Tribune Broadcasting

Industry Media Production

Experience
Tribune Broadcasting  October 2008 - Present
WCIA-TV   August 2006 - September 2008
WCIA-TV   May 2004 - August 2006
TV-10 News  2002 - 2003

Skills
Video Production, Video Editing, Copywriting, Final Cut Pro, Broadcast, Camera, Production, Editing, Lighting, Commercials, Shooting, Avid, Video, Television, Television Production, Videography, Non-linear Editing, Writing, ENPS, Post Production, Social Media, Photoshop, Mac, Journalism, Promotions, Audio, Avid Newscutter, Field Producing, HD Video, Sound

Education
Illinois State University   2001 — 2004
BS, Mass Communications

Kankakee Community College   2000 — 2002
Associates, Speech Communication

Megan BrilleyMegan BrilleyKansas City, MissouriDetails

Megan Brilley's WCIA-TV Experience August 2011 - February 2014

Job Reporter at WDAFTV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WDAF-TV  March 2014 - Present
WCIA-TV   August 2011 - February 2014
WICS-TV  September 2010 - August 2011

Skills
Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast, News Writing, Breaking News, Avid, ENPS, Journalism, Storytelling, AP Style, Final Cut Pro, Avid Newscutter, Video Editing, Television, Video Production, Broadcast Television

Education
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville   2006 — 2011
Bachelor's degree, Mass Communication/Media Studies

Jennifer Chochola TanJennifer Chochola TanCincinnati, OhioDetails

Jennifer Chochola Tan's WCIA-TV Experience 2001 - 2002

Job Public Relations Strategist at O'Keeffe PR | Getting Your Story Where It Matters | More Than 10 Years TV News Experience

Industry Public Relations and Communications

Experience
O'Keeffe PR   April 2014 - Present
WLWT-TV  July 2010 - April 2014
WKRC-TV  March 2007 - July 2010
WCMH-TV  April 2006 - March 2007
WICD-TV  April 2004 - April 2006
WREX TV  October 2002 - April 2004
WCIA-TV   2001 - 2002

Skills
Media Relations, Public Relations, Press Releases, Broadcast Journalism, Social Media, News Writing, Crisis Communications, Breaking News, Storytelling, Journalism, Broadcast, Live Event Producer, Internal & External..., ENPS, Avid Newscutter, Non-linear Editing, Videography, Video Production, Video Editing, Editing, Avid, Edius, Video, Copy Editing, News Producing, Producing, Radio, Television, Building Relationships, Final Cut Pro, Writing, Communication, Newsgathering, AP Style, Content Development, Client Relations

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   1997 — 2001
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Journalism

Christine GlucklederChristine GlucklederChicago, IllinoisDetails

Christine Gluckleder's WCIA-TV Experience January 2012 - Present

Job Television Producer at Telepictures

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
Telepictures  March 2014 - Present
Telepictures  April 2013 - Present
Telepictures  February 2013 - Present
WCIA-TV   January 2012 - Present
The Big Ten Network  January 2009 - Present
Illini Productions  January 2009 - Present
Telepictures  June 2012 - February 2013
Fox Chicago News  May 2011 - August 2011
WKSC 103.5 KISS FM   May 2011 - August 2011
Medical Tourism Magazine   May 2011 - August 2011

Skills
Final Cut Pro, Avid, Journalism, Producing, Video, Camera, Sound, Directing, Video Production, Web Video

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2012
Bachelor's, Broadcast Journalism

Mark ForstnegerMark ForstnegerChicago, IllinoisDetails

Mark Forstneger's WCIA-TV Experience August 1998 - October 2000

Job Help Desk Administrator at Cubic

Industry Computer Software

Experience
Cubic  January 2014 - Present
support.com  February 2010 - December 2013
Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry  May 2009 - February 2010
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons  April 2006 - February 2009
Joint Commission  July 2001 - April 2006
Tribune Broadcasting  October 2000 - July 2001
WCIA-TV   August 1998 - October 2000
WCIA  May 1998 - August 1998

Skills
Press Releases

Education
Eastern Illinois University   1993 — 1998
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Journalism

Rob KlemmRob KlemmRockford, Illinois AreaDetails

Rob Klemm's WCIA-TV Experience May 1985 - March 1988

Job President, Klemm Marketing, Inc.

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
Point-To-Point Marketing   August 2009 - September 2014
dmr  March 1999 - June 2009
Arbitron  November 1988 - January 1998
WMRO/WYSY   March 1988 - November 1988
WCIA-TV   May 1985 - March 1988

Skills
Digital Media, Marketing Strategy, Direct Marketing, Strategy, Sales, Integrated Marketing, New Media, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing, Advertising, Strategic Partnerships, Online Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Customer Insight, Media Planning, Advertising Sales, New Business Development, Market Research, Media Buying, Start-ups

Education
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale   1981 — 1985
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Radio-Televison

Jolean OlsonJolean OlsonGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Jolean Olson's WCIA-TV Experience 2000 - 2003

Job Development Producer

Industry Media Production

Experience
Scenic Road   2010 - Present
Salt Run Productions   2012 - January 2015
Jolean Olson Productions   February 2010 - January 2015
The Weather Channel  December 2013 - May 2014
Bat Bridge Entertainment  October 2013 - December 2013
Picture Window Productions   2012 - 2013
FamilyNet Television   October 2008 - November 2009
KSHB-TV  2003 - 2007
WCIA TV  2000 - 2003

Skills
Field Producing, Concept Development, Television Production, Production, Promotions, TV production, Video Production, Producing, Video, Corporate Communications, Broadcast, Editing, Storytelling, Multimedia, Video Editing, AP Style, Broadcast Journalism, Entertainment, Television, Broadcast Television, Journalism, Non-linear Editing, New Media, Final Cut Pro, Media Production, Post Production, Videography, Documentaries, Breaking News, Field Production, TV Production

Education
University of Illinois Springfield
M.A., Public Affairs Reporting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Journalism

Cj. GrammerCj. GrammerMakanda, IllinoisDetails

Cj. Grammer's WCIA-TV Experience May 1979 - September 1983

Job Instructor, Department of Radio and Television at Southern Illinois University

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
Southern Illinois University  June 2012 - Present
Freelance  August 2000 - June 2012
Department of Journalism   August 1998 - May 2011
KWGN-TV  April 2003 - December 2007
Watershed Video Productions, LLC   August 2000 - December 2002
KCNC-TV  1986 - 2000
WTHR-TV  October 1983 - January 1986
WCIA-TV   May 1979 - September 1983

Skills
Final Cut Pro, Camera, Video, Television, Television Production

Education
Illinois State University   1975 — 1979
BS, Mass Communication

Gabrielle MartinGabrielle MartinUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Gabrielle Martin's WCIA-TV Experience October 1981 - February 2005

Job Leadership Program/Development Specialist at Carle Foundation Hospital

Industry Hospital & Health Care

Experience
Carle Foundation Hospital  February 2005 - Present
M&M Driving School Inc.   2000 - Present
WCIA-TV   October 1981 - February 2005
INBA   1985 - 2005
Illinois News Broadcasters Association   1985 - 2005
Midwest Television, WCIA-TV   1981 - 2005

Skills
Public Speaking, Public Relations, Editing, Media Relations, Copywriting, Facebook, Team Building, Leadership Development, Community Outreach, Strategic Communications, Newsletters, Non-profits, Fundraising

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2004 — 2010
MS, Training and Development

Eastern Illinois University   1984 — 2004
BGS, Communications

Tammy K. Graham - DeitertTammy K. Graham - DeitertAtlanta, GeorgiaDetails

Tammy K. Graham - Deitert's WCIA-TV Experience March 2002 - October 2003

Job Experienced Advertising Executive, TV Sales Mgr, Sr. Ad Agency Account Mgr, Traditional and Digital Sales Specialist

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
Mangan Holcomb Partners  October 2012 - January 2015
Social Innovation   July 2012 - January 2015
Equity Media   2007 - 2009
WCIA-TV   March 2002 - October 2003
KCEN-TV  December 1994 - March 2002
KXXV  March 1987 - December 1994

Skills
Advertising, Marketing, Marketing Communications, Social Media, Sales, Account Management, Advertising Sales, Digital Media, Sales Management, Social Networking, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, New Business Development, Event Planning, Media Buying, Market Research, Sales Operations, Sales Process, Direct Sales, Online Marketing, Sales Presentations, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Team Building, Management, Online Advertising, Copywriting, Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Creative Problem Solving, Microsoft Excel, Selling Skills, Contract Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Email Marketing, Lead Generation, Media Relations, Brand Development, PowerPoint, Sales Skills Training, Sales Meetings, Large Account Sales, Customer Relations, Contract Negotiations, Creative Concept..., Organizing, Excel, Word

Education
Baylor University   1982 — 1986
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing 08/1982-05/1986

Eric CoxEric CoxIndianapolis, IndianaDetails

Eric Cox's WCIA-TV Experience January 2013 - August 2013

Job Reporter at WRTV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WRTV  March 2015 - Present
ABC 57 - WBND  August 2013 - February 2015
WCIA-TV   January 2013 - August 2013
College of Education at Illinois   September 2012 - May 2013
Illini Media  May 2011 - May 2013
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center   August 2010 - December 2011
Illini Media  August 2008 - December 2010

Skills
Social Media Strategist, Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Television, Radio Broadcasting, Video Production, Media Relations, Digital Media, Blogging, Investigative Reporting, Multimedia, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, EZNews, Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Press Releases, InDesign, Premiere, Avid I-News, Avid Newscutter, Avid Media Composer, ENPS, Edius, Illustrator

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2009 — 2013
Bachelor's degree, Broadcast Journalism, 3.7 GPA

Caroline PahlCaroline PahlGreater New York City AreaDetails

Caroline Pahl's WCIA-TV Experience May 2011 - July 2011

Job News Operations Assistant for Vice News at VICE Media, Inc.

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
VICE Media, Inc.   September 2014 - Present
Kaplan Media Partners   January 2013 - Present
20K Films   August 2012 - November 2012
UI-7   September 2010 - August 2012
Freelance Foreign Correspondent   January 2012 - June 2012
WILL Radio   August 2011 - December 2011
Central Illinois Honor Flight   October 2011 - November 2011
WCIA-TV   May 2011 - July 2011
Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition   June 2011 - June 2011
HSN  June 2010 - July 2010

Skills
News Writing, Show Production, Creative Development, Final Cut Pro, Avid Newscutter, Field Producing, Videography, Social Media Integration, Digital Audio, Documentary Research, Studio Lighting, Interview Preparation, Avid, Creative Direction, Journalism, Multimedia, Editing, Storytelling

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2012
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Broadcast Journalism, French minor

Pete RuizPete RuizLouisville, Kentucky AreaDetails

Pete Ruiz's WCIA-TV Experience October 1996 - November 1997

Job WDRB In The Morning

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WDRB-TV  June 2013 - Present
WHAS-TV  November 1997 - June 2013
WCIA-TV   October 1996 - November 1997
WTVW-TV Fox 7  September 1995 - September 1996

Skills
Video, Television, Photography, Editing, Breaking News, Journalism, Videography, Broadcast, Storytelling, Broadcast Journalism, Non-linear Editing, Camera, Media Relations, News Writing, Camera Operating, Camera Operation, Avid, Video Editing

Education
Oklahoma News Video Workshop   2003 — 2003

Loras College
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Speech Communication: Media

Alan BalchAlan BalchChampaign, IllinoisDetails

Alan Balch's WCIA-TV Experience October 2007 - July 2013

Job Videographer/Editor at Carle Foundation Hospital

Industry Hospital & Health Care

Experience
Carle Foundation Hospital  July 2013 - Present
WCIA-TV   October 2007 - July 2013
WHOI-TV  October 2001 - August 2004

Skills
Video Editing, Final Cut Pro, Video Production, Editing, Video, Visual Storytelling, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, News Writing, Digital Photography, Non-linear Editing, Avid

Education
Illinois State University

Tiffany ChampionTiffany ChampionNew York, New YorkDetails

Tiffany Champion's WCIA-TV Experience May 2011 - August 2011

Job Associate Producer at MSNBC

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
MSNBC  June 2015 - Present
MSNBC  April 2014 - June 2015
NBCUniversal, Inc.   May 2013 - April 2014
Left Brain/Right Brain Productions, LLC   October 2012 - May 2013
Harpo Productions  March 2013 - April 2013
New Chapter Entertainment  September 2012 - March 2013
Law Office of Christine Garner   March 2010 - September 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  August 2011 - December 2011
WCIA-TV   May 2011 - August 2011
WIFR   May 2010 - August 2010

Skills
iNews, EZNews, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Storytelling, Feature Writing, Video Editing, Writing Skills, Lexus, Interviews, Interview Preparation, News Writing, Avid, Camera, Social Media

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2011
B.S, Broadcast Journalism

Auburn HIgh School   2004 — 2008

Don OsikaDon OsikaFort Wayne, IndianaDetails

Don Osika's WCIA-TV Experience September 2003 - December 2009

Job President & General Manager at WISETV / WPTATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WISE-TV / WPTA-TV   April 2013 - Present
KSEE-TV 24  January 2010 - April 2013
WCIA-TV   September 2003 - December 2009
WTWO  May 1989 - September 2003

Skills
Broadcast, Television, Radio, Advertising, Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Media Buying, Social Media, Sales, Digital Media, Sales Management, New Business Development, New Media, Online Advertising, Broadcast Television, Copywriting, Sales Presentations, Leadership, Online Marketing, Video, Marketing Communications, Advertising Sales, Facebook, Media Planning, Social Networking, Press Releases, Radio Broadcasting, Marketing, Radio Producing, Final Cut Pro, Mobile Marketing, Email Marketing, Digital Video, Multimedia, Lead Generation, Journalism, Editing

Education
Indiana State University   1985 — 1989
BS, MS, Business/ Psych

Indiana State University - Scott College of Business   1985 — 1988

Rich Flesch's WCIA-TV Experience July 2006 - Present

Job Assistant News Director at WCIATV

Industry

Experience
WCIA-TV   July 2006 - Present
WICD Television   1999 - 2006

Education
Millikin University   1995 — 1999
Bachelors, Communication

tiffany squaretiffany squareUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

tiffany square's WCIA-TV Experience February 2010 - September 2010

Job Office Manager at Radius CSG, Inc.

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
Radius CSG, Inc.   February 2013 - Present
T. Square Films   June 2011 - Present
WCIA-TV   February 2010 - September 2010

Skills
Social Media Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Facebook, Marketing, Event Planning, Marketing Strategy, Social Networking, Sales, Microsoft Office, Public Speaking, Customer Service, Sales Management, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Media Buying, Marketing Communications, Team Building

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2010 — 2012
B.A., OPD

Parkland College   2007 — 2009
A.A., Marketing/Communications

Elizabeth WengerElizabeth WengerSan Francisco Bay AreaDetails

Elizabeth Wenger's WCIA-TV Experience 2002 - 2006

Job KPIXTV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KPIX-TV  2008 - Present
WXII-TV  April 2006 - July 2008
WCIA-TV   2002 - 2006
KTWO-TV  2001 - 2002
Center for Investigative Reporting  June 1999 - August 1999
KALX-FM Radio   1996 - 1999

Skills
Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Television, Avid, Storytelling, Radio, Video, ENPS, Broadcast, Video Editing, News Writing, Radio Broadcasting, Breaking News, Video Production, Interviews, Documentaries, Broadcast Television, News Anchoring, Producing, Traffic Reporting, Digital Media, Adobe Audition, Radio Producing, Final Cut Pro, Weather Forecasting, Media Relations

Education
Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism   2000 — 2001
Broadcast Journalism

University of California, Berkeley   1995 — 1999
Phi Beta Kappa

Matthew MershonMatthew MershonUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Matthew Mershon's WCIA-TV Experience February 2010 - June 2012

Job Multimedia Journalist at KATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KATV  September 2013 - Present
Nexstar Broadcasting Group - WTVO/WQRF-TV   June 2012 - Present
WCIA-TV   February 2010 - June 2012
WCIA-TV   October 2011 - February 2012
CBS News  June 2011 - July 2011
Illini Media  September 2008 - December 2009
ABC 6  June 2007 - August 2009

Skills
Editing, Broadcast Journalism, Writing, On-air, Television, Camera, Avid, Social Media, Television Production, Twitter, PowerPoint, Broadcast, Video Production, Videography, Video Editing, News Writing, Facebook, Social Networking, Journalism, Storytelling

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism

Medway High School   2004 — 2008

Christa JenkinsChrista JenkinsGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Christa Jenkins's WCIA-TV Experience August 2011 - December 2011

Job Account Executive/Multimedia Journalist

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
DNAinfo (New Media News LLC)   May 2014 - Present
KCTV Reporting   September 2013 - Present
Christian Brothers Services  December 2012 - May 2014
Clear Channel Radio  June 2011 - July 2013
WCIA-TV   August 2011 - December 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  January 2011 - May 2011

Skills
Social Media, Microsoft Office, Public Speaking, Customer Service, PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Facebook, Event Planning, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Advertising, Microsoft Word, Editing, Final Cut Pro, Research, Video Editing, Social Networking, Avid, Video Production, Broadcast, Digital Media, Sales

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2012
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Broadcast Journalism

Martin SavidgeMartin SavidgeGreater Atlanta AreaDetails

Martin Savidge's WCIA-TV Experience January 1980 - March 1982

Job Anchor/ Correspondent CNN

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
CNN  March 2011 - Present
Thirteen/WNET  2008 - 2010
Time Inc studios  2008 - 2009
NBC  March 2004 - August 2008
CNN  March 1996 - March 2004
CNN Headline News  1996 - 2004
WJW-TV  March 1984 - March 1996
WMBD-TV  March 1982 - March 1984
WCIA-TV   January 1980 - March 1982

Skills
Avid, Blogging, Breaking News, Broadcast, Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Television, Camera, Copy Editing, Corporate Communications, Creative Writing, Current Affairs, Crisis Communications, Deko, Digital Media, Documentaries, ENPS, Editing, Editorial, Entertainment, Field Producing, HDV, HD Video, Journalism, Investigative Reporting, Interviews, Final Cut Pro

Education
Ohio University   1976 — 1980
Bachelor of science, Jorunalism

Shirley DescorbethShirley DescorbethDubuque, Iowa AreaDetails

Shirley Descorbeth's WCIA-TV Experience September 2009 - May 2010

Job News Reporter

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KWWL  July 2015 - Present
Illinois Channel   March 2015 - June 2015
iHeartMedia's 24/7 News Source   January 2015 - March 2015
Chicago Sun-Times  November 2012 - August 2014
TouchVision TV  2013 - 2013
WGN-TV  October 2010 - April 2011
WCIA-TV   September 2009 - May 2010

Education
University of Illinois Springfield   2014 — 2015
Master of Arts (M.A.), Public Affairs Reporting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2010
Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism

Northeastern Illinois University   2006 — 2008

Josh GrubeJosh GrubeUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Josh Grube's WCIA-TV Experience September 2011 - Present

Job Director at WCIATV.

Industry Media Production

Experience
WCIA-TV   September 2011 - Present
88.7 WPCD FM   August 2009 - September 2014
WDWS WHMS WKIO   March 2014 - August 2014
Prospectus News   April 2010 - December 2011

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2012 — 2013
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Mass Communication: Electronic Media Production, 4.0

Parkland College   2009 — 2011
Associate of Arts (AA), Mass Communication, 4.0

John DickowJohn DickowGreater Chicago AreaDetails

John Dickow's WCIA-TV Experience November 2013 - March 2014

Job Content Writer at SpringCM

Industry Marketing and Advertising

Experience
SpringCM  August 2015 - Present
WGN-TV  June 2014 - August 2015
WCIA-TV   November 2013 - March 2014
WCIA-TV   January 2013 - November 2013
DePaul University  March 2011 - January 2013
Good Day DePaul  June 2011 - December 2012
TalentDrive  January 2011 - March 2011
Loyola News Chicago   January 2010 - April 2010
Loyola University  September 2006 - April 2010
WTTW 11 Chicago Tonight   May 2009 - August 2009

Skills
Journalism, Editing, Broadcast, Video, Broadcast Journalism, Multimedia, Storytelling, Film, Research, Magazines, Ap Style, Final Cut Pro, Blogging, Social Media, AP Style, News Writing, Press Releases, Facebook

Education
DePaul University   2011 — 2013
M.A. Journalism, Broadcast Production

Loyola University Chicago   2006 — 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Communication

John LubinskiJohn LubinskiSaint Joseph, IllinoisDetails

John Lubinski's WCIA-TV Experience January 2014 - Present

Job ProducerMorning Show

Industry Media Production

Experience
WCIA-TV   January 2014 - Present
D118   August 2011 - May 2013
Ruby Tuesday  September 2007 - July 2011
WICD-TV  May 2002 - August 2007

Skills
Team Building, Event Management, Classroom, Public Relations, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Social Media, Coaching, Public Speaking, Radio Broadcasting, Television News, Blogging, Social Networking, Newsletters, Food, Bartending

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2009 — 2011
Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Eastern Illinois University   1999 — 2002
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Mass Communication/Media Studies

Western Michigan University   1998 — 1999

Kalee DionneKalee DionneKansas City, Missouri AreaDetails

Kalee Dionne's WCIA-TV Experience April 2008 - April 2010

Job Morning Meteorologist at KSHB

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KSHB / KMCI / The EW Scripps Company   April 2013 - Present
WIAT TV  April 2010 - April 2013
WCIA-TV   April 2008 - April 2010
WSIL  2007 - 2008
WSILTV3   2007 - 2008
WSIL-TV  2006 - 2008
WSIU-TV  2005 - 2007
Southern Illinois University  2005 - 2007

Skills
Video Editing, Reporting, Editing, Broadcast, Final Cut Pro, Television, Weather, Videography, Weather Forecasting, Meteorology, Social Media, Severe Weather, Public Speaking, ENPS, Radio, Broadcast Television, Video Production, Broadcast Journalism, Facebook, HD Video, Audio Editing, Public Relations, Storytelling, Social Networking, Journalism, Writing

Education
Mississippi State University   2008 — 2011
Broadcast Meteorology, Meteorology

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale   2005 — 2007
B.A, Radio/TV Broadcasting

Lincoln College   2003 — 2005
Associates, Musical Theater

Chelsea InspruckerChelsea InspruckerGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Chelsea Insprucker's WCIA-TV Experience January 2011 - May 2011

Job Senior Social Media Marketing & Communications Specialist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Industry Hospital & Health Care

Experience
Cancer Treatment Centers of America  July 2015 - Present
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®  March 2014 - July 2015
KWQC TV-6 News  April 2013 - February 2014
Cancer Treatment Centers of America  June 2009 - April 2013
WGN-TV  May 2011 - August 2011
WILL Illinois Public Media   January 2011 - May 2011
WCIA-TV   January 2011 - May 2011
The Daily Illini  January 2009 - May 2009
Schneider Electric  June 2008 - August 2008

Skills
Social Media, Facebook, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Journalism, New Media, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Communications, Internal Communications, Crisis Communications, Strategic Communications, Highly resourceful, Media Relations, News Writing, Proofreading, Web Content Optimization, Blogging, Lean Six Sigma, Press Releases, Broadcast, Easily Adaptable, Producing, Avid, Investigative Reporting, Photoshop, Speech Writing, Volunteering, Broadcast Journalism, Final Cut Pro, Web Content, Video Production, Multimedia, Newsletters, Storytelling, AP Style, Volunteer Engagement, Both PC & MAC Platforms, Microsoft Office (Word,...

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2011
Bachelor of Science (BS), Broadcast Journalism, 3.95 University Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude

Andrew TwistAndrew TwistUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Andrew Twist's WCIA-TV Experience December 2008 - Present

Job Director at WCIATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WCIA-TV   December 2008 - Present
Sinclair Television   September 2007 - September 2008

Skills
Social Media, Television, Editing, Video Production, Broadcast, Video, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Digital Media, Video Editing, Photoshop

Education
Northern Illinois University   2005 — 2007
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Communication and Media Studies

Parkland College   2002 — 2005
Associate of Science (A.S.)

Destiny-Renee MurrayDestiny-Renee MurrayChicago, IllinoisDetails

Destiny-Renee Murray's WCIA-TV Experience May 2014 - August 2014

Job Public Relations Intern at Community Choices

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WPGU 107.1  September 2014 - Present
Community Choices  January 2015 - May 2015
The Daily Illini  September 2014 - October 2014
Illini Union Bookstore  October 2013 - October 2014
WCIA-TV   May 2014 - August 2014
The Daily Illini  April 2014 - May 2014
Care.com  July 2013 - August 2013
McAlister's Deli (Corporation)   September 2012 - May 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago  July 2012 - August 2012
Hollister Co.  December 2010 - December 2011

Skills
Communication, Time Management, Social Networking, Leadership, Research, Facebook, Planning & Organizing..., Management Skills, Interpersonal Skill, Organizational &..., Final Cut Pro, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Television, Editing, Teamwork, Interviews, Social Media, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Public Speaking, Microsoft Word, Management

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2013 — 2015
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communication, General

Illinois State University   2011 — 2013
Broadcast Journalism

Christina LoreyChristina LoreyGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Christina Lorey's WCIA-TV Experience 2014 - May 2015

Job MultiMedia Journalist/Reporter

Industry Telecommunications

Experience
WCIA-TV   2014 - May 2015

Skills
Research, Public Speaking, Teaching, Policy, Journalism, Microsoft Word, Customer Service, PowerPoint, English, Outlook, iNews, Avid, Editing, Writing, Facebook, Broadcast, Broadcast Television, Broadcast Journalism, Storytelling, Social Media

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2012 — 2015
Political Science and Communications, GPA: 3.9 / 4.0

Wheeling High School   2008 — 2012

Drew WilderDrew WilderChampaign, IllinoisDetails

Drew Wilder's WCIA-TV Experience June 2011 - October 2012

Job News Anchor

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
Nexstar Broadcasting Group  October 2012 - Present
WCIA-TV   June 2011 - October 2012
WCIA-TV   August 2008 - June 2011

Skills
Avid, Avid Newscutter, Breaking News, Broadcast, Broadcast Journalism, ENPS, Editing, Final Cut Pro, Journalism, Leadership, Media Relations, News Writing, Non-linear Editing, Press Releases, Producing, Radio, Radio Broadcasting, Sports, Storytelling, Television, Video Editing, Video Production, Videography, Broadcast Television

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2004 — 2008
Bachelor of Science (BS), Communication and Media Studies

Brett LernerBrett LernerBuffalo Grove, IllinoisDetails

Brett Lerner's WCIA-TV Experience May 2015 - Present

Job Sports Intern at WCIATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WCIA-TV   May 2015 - Present
The Daily Illini  February 2014 - Present
Big Ten Network  September 2013 - Present
ESPN CU   August 2014 - May 2015

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2013 — 2017

Derek MansonDerek MansonUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Derek Manson's WCIA-TV Experience October 2011 - November 2012

Job Video Production Manager at The Vineyard Church

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
The Vineyard Church  November 2012 - Present
Freelance  August 2011 - Present
WCIA-TV   October 2011 - November 2012
WEIU-TV  October 2008 - May 2011
WTHI-TV  January 2011 - April 2011
Hadwiger Multimedia Laboratory   August 2010 - December 2010

Skills
Videographer, Photojournalism, Video Production, Video Editing, Avid, Avid Newscutter, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Canon, Canon XL2, Adobe Fireworks, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Videography, Broadcast

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2007 — 2011
Graduate with a Bachelors of Arts, Communication Studies with a concentration in Electronic Media Production; Minor in Film Studies

Natalie KsiazekNatalie KsiazekGreater Chicago AreaDetails

Natalie Ksiazek's WCIA-TV Experience September 2011 - May 2012

Job Producer at The Mill

Industry Media Production

Experience
The Mill  July 2013 - Present
Cimaglia Productions  March 2013 - July 2013
Foundation Content/Post  December 2012 - March 2013
The Live Well Network   2012 - December 2012
WCIA-TV   September 2011 - May 2012
United Equity Mortgage Corporation   June 2011 - August 2011
WGN-TV  May 2011 - August 2011

Skills
-Exceptional verbal,..., -Aptitude to work..., -Extensive knowledge..., -Fluency with Final Cut..., PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Video Production, Editing, Video, Research, Broadcast, Video Editing, Microsoft Office, Television, Social Media, Film, Commercials

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2008 — 2012
Bachelor's degree, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Kristan KelleherKristan KelleherSacramento, CaliforniaDetails

Kristan Kelleher's WCIA-TV Experience April 2010 - February 2011

Job Producer at "Good Day"

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KMAX-TV  August 2014 - Present
KMAX-TV  March 2013 - Present
WHAS-TV  February 2011 - February 2013
WCIA-TV   April 2010 - February 2011
WEIU-TV  January 2008 - December 2009
WEIU-TV  May 2009 - August 2009

Skills
iNews, Avid Media Composer, Avid Newscutter, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, After Effects, PowerPoint, Flash, Field Producing, Avid, Breaking News, Final Cut Pro, Television, Storytelling, Camera, Producing, Broadcast, Video, Editing, Field Production, Videography, Journalism

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2006 — 2009
Communication, Broadcast News, Electronic Media Production, Film Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2005 — 2006

Brian ReardonBrian ReardonSpringfield, Illinois AreaDetails

Brian Reardon's WCIA-TV Experience 1990 - 1990

Job VP, External Relations HSHS

Industry Hospital & Health Care

Experience
Hospital Sisters Health System  April 2015 - Present
Hospital Sisters Health System  November 2010 - April 2015
Springfield Park District  July 2007 - May 2013
St. John's Hospital   July 2003 - November 2010
Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs  February 1999 - July 2003
Ryan/Wood 98   1997 - 1999
Illinois Radio Network  1991 - 1998
WCIA TV  1990 - 1990

Skills
Media Relations, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Healthcare, Social Media, Nonprofits, Press Releases, Strategic Planning, Research, Event Planning, Healthcare Management, Fundraising, Policy, Editing, Hospitals, Microsoft Office, Marketing Communications, Customer Service, Healthcare Information..., Marketing Strategy, Copywriting, Management, Community Development, Community Outreach, Crisis Communications, Leadership, Marketing, Newsletters, Non-profits, Politics, Social Media Marketing

Education
University of Illinois Springfield   1991 — 1992
Masters, Public Affairs Reporting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   1987 — 1991
Broadcast Journalism

Samantha ChatmanSamantha ChatmanPeoria, IllinoisDetails

Samantha Chatman's WCIA-TV Experience January 2012 - May 2014

Job Business Reporter at WDRB News

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WDRB News  June 2015 - Present
WEEK-TV  June 2014 - Present
WCIA-TV   January 2012 - May 2014
WLS-TV  May 2013 - August 2013
WFLD-TV  May 2012 - December 2012

Skills
Final Cut Pro, ENPS, INews, Video Editing, Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast, Video Production, Television, News Writing, Journalism, Breaking News, Pathfire, Weather Forecasting, Broadcast Television, Radio Broadcasting, Avid

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2010 — 2014
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Broadcast Journalism

Steve StaegerSteve StaegerGreater Denver AreaDetails

Steve Staeger's WCIA-TV Experience February 2012 - March 2014

Job Reporter/MMJ at KUSATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
KUSA-TV  March 2014 - Present
WCIA-TV   February 2012 - March 2014
WCIA-TV   February 2010 - February 2012
WDIV-TV  May 2008 - February 2010
The Oakland Post  January 2008 - May 2008
WXOU Radio  October 2007 - May 2008
WWJ Newsradio 950  May 2007 - August 2007
WXOU Radio  October 2005 - May 2007

Skills
Copy Editing, ENPS, Broadcast, Ap Style, Blogging, Investigative Reporting, Journalism, Media Relations, Facebook, Radio, Television, News Writing, Breaking News, Feature Articles, Editorial, Online Journalism, Video Production, Avid, Newspapers, Broadcast Television, Video, New Media, Avid Newscutter, Broadcast Journalism, Video Editing, Film, Editing, Final Cut Pro, AP Style, Videography, Non-linear Editing, Producing, Radio Producing, Radio Broadcasting, Storytelling, Newsletters, Sound

Education
Oakland University   2004 — 2008
B.A., Communication and Journalism

Margaret HockenberryMargaret HockenberryPeotone, IllinoisDetails

Margaret Hockenberry's WCIA-TV Experience July 2014 - Present

Job News Reporter at WCIATV

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
WCIA-TV   July 2014 - Present
WEIU  August 2013 - May 2014
WAND TV  May 2013 - August 2013
WKAN Radio   May 2012 - July 2012

Skills
Broadcast Television, Video Production, News Writing, Video Editing, Avid, Social Media, ENPS, Editing, Final Cut Pro, Broadcast, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2010 — 2014
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Broadcast Journalism

Paul TimlinPaul TimlinChicago, IllinoisDetails

Paul Timlin's WCIA-TV Experience May 2012 - August 2012

Job Sales Development Manager

Industry Automotive

Experience
Hireology  June 2015 - Present
Special Counsel  September 2013 - May 2015
Newschannel 15 WICD   October 2012 - May 2013
WCIA-TV   May 2012 - August 2012
Asylum Entertainment  May 2012 - August 2012

Skills
Final Cut Pro, Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Avid Newscutter, Interpersonal Leadership, News Writing, Avid, Press Releases, Digital Proofing, Proofreading, Adobe Audition, Staffing Coordination, Recruiting, Legal Recruiting, Customer Service, Facebook, Social Media, Microsoft Office, Private Party, Straight Talk, Party Planning, Beer

Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2010 — 2013
Bachelor of Science (BS), Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations Certificate

Whitney M Young High School   2005 — 2009

Micah RumseyMicah RumseyAugusta, GeorgiaDetails

Micah Rumsey's WCIA-TV Experience March 2009 - August 2010

Job Meteorologist at NBC26 WAGT

Industry Broadcast Media

Experience
NBC26 WAGT   June 2014 - Present
KFBB  November 2012 - June 2014
Mississippi State University  June 2011 - July 2012
Campus Connect Forecast   August 2011 - May 2012
YMCA  May 2010 - August 2010
WCIA-TV   March 2009 - August 2010
Illini Media  November 2007 - August 2010
Daily Illini Newspaper   January 2010 - May 2010

Skills
Facebook, Weather Forecasting, Public Speaking, Social Media, Broadcast, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Video Editing, PowerPoint, Media Relations, Research, Weather, Meteorology, Broadcast Journalism, Severe Weather, Broadcast Television, Radio Broadcasting

Education
Mississippi State University   2010 — 2012
Master's of Geoscience, Broadcast Meteorology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   2005 — 2010
Bachelor's of Science, Atmospheric Sciences

Sonnet AppleSonnet AppleGreater Los Angeles AreaDetails

Sonnet Apple's WCIA-TV Experience 2003 - 2004

Job Videographer at Brighton Collectibles

Industry Retail

Experience
Brighton Collectibles  August 2012 - Present
Zappos Family of Companies  2010 - 2012
WFMY News 2  2005 - 2010
WCIA-TV   2003 - 2004

Skills
Videography, Video Editing, Photoshop, Social Media, Creative Direction, Merchandising, Retail, Social Networking, Video Production, Final Cut Pro, DSLR, Broadcast Television, Live Broadcast, Video, E-commerce, Photography, Customer Service, Mac, Hand Modeling, Public Speaking, Broadcast, Editing, Blogging, Storytelling, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite

Education
Illinois State University   1998 — 2003
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mass Communications/Visual Communications

Jilyan LandonJilyan LandonUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Jilyan Landon's WCIA-TV Experience 2003 - 2007

Job Director of Operations at The Ryan Dallas Team

Industry Real Estate

Experience
The Ryan Dallas Team   June 2013 - Present
Wolfram Research  December 2009 - May 2013
Wolfram Research  2008 - January 2010
WCIA-TV   2003 - 2007
WEIU  2000 - 2003

Skills
Editing, Press Releases, Copywriting, Social Media, Content Development, Marketing Communications, Television, Media Relations, Final Cut Pro, Journalism, Video Editing, Public Relations, Blogging, Copy Editing, Event Management, Photoshop, Video Production, Videography, Content Management, Social Networking, Web Content, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, Newsletters, Leadership, Digital Media, Adobe Creative Suite, AP Style, Strategic Communications, Facebook, Corporate Communications

Education
Eastern Illinois University   2000 — 2003
Speech Communications, Journalism

Eric SchumacherEric SchumacherUrbana-Champaign, Illinois AreaDetails

Eric Schumacher's WCIA-TV Experience July 2008 - June 2010

Job Instructor of Mass Communication at Eastern Illinois University

Industry Higher Education

Experience
Eastern Illinois University  July 2012 - Present
Millikin University  January 2015 - May 2015
Ball State University  August 2010 - May 2012
WCIA-TV   July 2008 - June 2010
WHOI-TV  January 2008 - July 2008
WEIU-TV  August 2004 - December 2007

Skills
Teaching, Video, Multimedia, Public Speaking, Photography, Social Media, Writing, Journalism, Digital Audio, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Premiere, Photoshop

Education
Ball State University   2010 — 2012
Master's Degree, Digital Storytelling (Telecommunications)

Eastern Illinois University   2004 — 2007
Bachelor's Degree, Communication Studies, Creative Writing Minor

Michelle MadarasMichelle MadarasTinley Park, IllinoisDetails

Michelle Madaras's WCIA-TV Experience March 2013 - January 2014

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1966-Present​

The History of WCIA, Channel 3, Champaign, IL

In 1953, across the prairie of mid-Illinois brand new television sets began to flicker with pictures from St. Louis, Peoria, Decatur, Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington and Danville. Local entrepreneurs invested their lives and fortunes in a new industry hoping to attract advertisers and capture viewers in each of those cities and rural areas to the images and sounds they would broadcast. 

Each new television station owner had different obstacles to overcome, some achieved success, while others failed.Competition brought on many legal challenges between stations and owners. Television careers began, on-air personalities became local celebrities while other broadcasters worked behind the scenes. 

This book is the story of those entrepreneurs, managers, sales representatives, studio engineers, on-air personalities along with politicians, the FCC, even the legal system all the way to the Supreme Court. It's a detailed story of a budding local industry during television's golden years, the first years we saw “Pictures on the Prairie.”

The many details of the first 10 years of WCIA are omitted here and told in great detail in "Pictures on the Prairie: The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television."  Order your copy today!

WCIA Images 1965-1980

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A Selection of Local and Syndicated Shows 66-80

WCIA Week of Oct 16, 1965

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Ed Mason, Host of "The Hop" courtesy Ed Mason

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Late Show 1966

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Don McMullin,anchor, news director(news editor), WCIA

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WCIA Picks Up a Springfield Signal

After making several attempts to bring a full powered UHF station to Springfield to broadcast the signal of WCIA, it wouldn't be until 1967 for Midwest Television to gain such a station.  The allocation of channel 49 was moved from Jacksonville, Illinois to the Capitol City with the approval of a UHF translator for WCIA.  Even though it wasn't a full powered facility, W-49-AA would go on the air in 1967.  There's more on the history of Channel 49 below. The addition would give Midwest Television broadcast stations for Channel 3-Champaign, 31-Peoria, 71-LaSalle, and 49-Springfield.



WCIA vs. Cable TV

During the 1960s, and even though the 1970s, Midwest Television fought local cable systems to maintain a monopoly on CBS programming.  Cable companies in Paxton, Kankakee were two of the communities which border other TV markets and wanted to bring outside CBS signals into their communities.  One argument in favor was the many times in which WCIA preempted popular CBS programs to broadcast University of Illinois sports.  Many viewers complained that they had a right to bring in outside signals from Chicago to add to their station lineups.  This attitude toward cable TV as being "the enemy" virtually eliminated any cable TV advertising on WCIA throughout much of its history.

WCIA, Channel 3

November 1976, TV Guide®

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November 1976, TV Guide®

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Feb 12, 1966, Decatur Herald

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November 1976, TV Guide®

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CBS Color

By January of 1966, CBS was broadcasting about half of it's schedule of programs in color, while NBC was virtually 100% color.  ABC was still just slightly behind CBS in hours being broadcast in color. 

There were several shows broadcast in color on CBS which had to convert from previous seasons of black and white programming.  Among those included "Gilligan's Island," "The Wild, Wild West" and the "Andy Griffith Show." 

As the network made the change to color, the promotional announcements for those shows would be promoted as being "...in color on CBS."

Each of the programs would be preceded by  the 10-second CBS color logo shown at left.  This was comparable to the NBC peacock and the ABC color logo used before each color program.

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A Selection of CBS Shows from 1966-1980

March 1966 WCIA Program Schedule from the St. Louis Post Dispatch

WCIA News 1964-1969

WCIA has enjoyed a special history when it comes to their local news product.  As it's described in some detail in "Pictures On the Prairie," whether it was intentional or just an accident, a decision was made to offset the broadcast times of the evening and late night broadcast times of the WCIA news. 

The other local heritage stations, for most of the time during the 1950s had broadcast local news at 6 and10pm.  It was also an era when the network news broadcasts were 15-minutes long most airing at 6 pm or 6:15 pm.  The local stations would then broadcast its local news at either before or after the network news at 6 pm or 6:15 pm.  The late-night local news would air from 10 to 10:15 pm, although there were also some broadcasts of 30-minute local newscasts at 10 pm. 

WCIA would air its local news at 6:30 pm and at 10:30 pm.  The reason, most likely, was to collect TV news audience across central Illinois in Springfield, Decatur, Bloomington, and Danville without any challenges from the local stations in each of those cities.  This would establish WCIA as a regional news service for many years to come....even after WCIA moved the broadcast times to the more traditional times of 6 and 10 pm in 1959.   During the 1960s and '70s, WCIA would have one of the largest single market shares of local news viewing in the country.

Another unique factor which helped make WCIA the central Illinois regional news station was the long-running news anchor staff.  The combination of Paul Davis, Tom Schoendienst (sports) and Mr. Roberts (weather) would carry Channel 3 to number one across central Illinois from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s.  Even though, WCIA was number one across central Illinois, the individual local stations in Springfield, Decatur would still have the largest news audience in their respective cities, WCIA would pick up enough audience from Champaign, Danville and the surrounding areas of central Illinois with minimal UHF TV service, to take it statistically to number one for many years.

In 1963 Robert D. McMullin was listed as WCIA News Editor (News Director).  Mr. McMullin is pictured at left from an unknown live broadcast on Channel 3.  He would remain as WCIA's News Director until 1967.  Paul Davis would take the reins of the Channel 3 News where he would continue through 1979.

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Ed Mason Collection, WCIA

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from WCIA news intro, color camera (no teleprompter)

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1963, Tom Jones hosting "SunUp," contributed by WCIA

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1968 WCIA Logo

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WCIA, TV Guide® from 1969

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WCIA, just after color conversion, featuring Paul Davis

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For a profile on the legendary Mr. Roberts, go to my book "Pictures on the Prairie: The First Ten Years of Mid-Illinois Television. Mr. Roberts was probably the first central Illinois television superstar!  My book is available with information on he Home page.

 WCIA Stats 1969

Power 100 kW visual, 20 kW aural, antenna 940-feet
Studio: 509 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL
Licensee: Midwest Television
Network: CBS
National Sales Rep: Peters, Griffin, Woodward
Rate: $1,300
Color: Network, slides, film, tape
August C. Meyer, president
Clara R. Meyer, vice-president
Guy F. Main, executive vice-president
James Fielding: director of operations
Robert L. Meyers, assistant to the president
Gerald  P. Johnson, sales manager
Darrell Blue, program director
John T. Ketterer, film buyer
William J. Helms, production and sales manager
Paul Davis, news director

Washington attorney: Mckenna & Wilkinson
 

(from Broadcasting Yearbook, 1969 edition

WCIA Week of Feb 4, 1967

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The CBS Morning News from May 8, 1968
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A number of CBS promos from the 1970s and 80s as seen on WCIA during the period.
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"To Tell the Truth" was one of several Goodson/Todman produced game shows. This is one of only two surviving color episodes as seen originally on CBS and WCIA.
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"Soulside"

 

was produced by WCIA as part of their public affairs commitment to the community during the late 1960's and early 1970's.  It dealt with issues of the Black community of Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois.  It was originally hosted by former NFL player, actor, artist Harold Bradley Jr.  "Soul Side" was a 30-minute show which aired at seems at various times on the WCIA schedule, including Sunday at 6 PM, as well as weeknights during prime time at various days and times.  Some of the subjects touched on were housing, jobs, health issues, politics, music, culture, lifestyles and more.  Included here are a few of the posters produced by the Art Department at WCIA during the time of the shows airing.  Other hosts included Beverly Murray, Tom McDaniel, Quentin Bradford and Anne Franklin.   It's also noted just how progressive the production and subject matter was for central Illinois television at the time.  It's the dedication to the community and the efforts of WCIA and it's staff members during its history which gives the station the reputation it has enjoyed over the years.  The posters above are just a few of the many pictures which were submitted to this website.  If you have a particular request for any "Soulside" program you might remember, but not featured here, e-mail your request.  I may have it on file.

Many thanks, toJohn Steege(son-in-law of Harold Bradley Jr.) who
contributed the reproductions of the original posters from "Soulside" on WCIA. Also, thanks to other Harold Bradley Jr. family members,
Oliver Bradley as well as Kevin and Michaela Brown,  who contributed information about "Soulside" and "Close Up" which also featured the efforts of Mr. Bradley.

WCIA Week of April 26, 1969

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WCIA Week of Feb 26, 1971

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Movies on WCIA, Channel 3

The Early Show, WCIA

1976, TV Guide®

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Ed Kelly, host of Dialing For Dollars Early Show, WCIA

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1967, TV Guide®

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WCIA Late Show

1977, TV Guide®

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1971, Camp Night at the Late Show, TV Guide®

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1976-WCIA Late Show

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Clip from CBS Evening News from Vietnam War-1970
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One of the original recordings of "The New Price is Right" from 1972.
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CBS Promo Montage from the 1960s and 70s all seen on WCIA
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The resignation of Nixon, CBS Coverage from August 8, 1974
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1977 Fall Season Premiere Special
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WCIA Week of June 18, 1977

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WCIA Channel 3/WMBD Channel 31

Sept 28, 1979, Bloomington Pantagraph

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Sept 24, 1979, Bloomington Pantagraph

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Sept 15, 1975, Bloomington Pantagraph

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Sept 28, 1979, Bloomington Pantagraph

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WCIA/WMBD-TV News late 1970s

How many of these former WCIA and WMBD people do you recognize?
Top row left to right: Paul Davis, John Slattery, Mary Sue Krugar, unknown, unknown, Ann Anderson, Orrin Benjamin, unknown, Joe Rex, Carl Caldwell, Duane Wallace, Bob Larson :
Middle row left to right: Larry Wood, Colleen Callahan, Dave Shaul, unknown, Mr. Roberts, Dick Adams, Jack Margraves, Don Wilcox, Bruce Asbury and Sally Larvick.
Bottom Row left to right: Unknown, Steve Williams, Mike Stanton, unknown, Diane Barber, unknown.

NOTE:  Most, if not all, of the people pictured here, HAVE BEEN identified by others.  Unfortunately, I lost the e-mails that identified many of the unidentified here in a hard drive crash. So I ask again for your help!  ID some people here and send the names and their position in the picture, for example, Mr. Roberts is in the second row, picture 5. Send me your info on the comment section on the Home page.  Thanks to Justin West for his ID contributions!  There's still more that needs to be identified!

Paul Davis

Reporter, Anchor and News Director of WCIA

Fifteen-year-old Paul Davis began his broadcast career at WCRA Radio in Effingham, Illinois.  His mother was one of the first female news directors in broadcasting at the southern Illinois radio station.  He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Mr. Davis joined the news department at WCIA in 1960 and became news director in 1967.  During his time at WCIA, Channel 3 would be noted as having one of the highest audience shares for local news among all of the television stations in the country.  He would anchor the evening and late night newscasts from the early 1960's to 1980 and be a part of a legendary team of WCIA anchors including Tom Schoendienst (sports) and Mr. Roberts (weather-pictured below with Mr. Davis). 

Paul Davis was instrumental in the hiring of also legendary, Jerry Slabe, from WAND in 1978.  In 1980 Mr. Davis' 20-year tenure at WCIA would end with his move as news director at WGN-TV in Chicago. 

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2003, WCIA/Ed Mason Collection

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From the Ed Mason Collection

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Paul Davis, WCIA

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Paul Davis and Mr. Roberts of WCIA, Champaign discuss longtime rumors about them being related on the final newscast anchored by Paul Davis. This is from the late 1970s.
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CBS Programming 1981-1991 
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Trapper John M.D.

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A Selection of CBS Shows from 1981-2000

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A Selection of Snydicated Shows from 1981-2000

Carrie White and John Valenziono

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PM Magazine

PM Magazine was a syndicated concept light feature news magazine which included segments produced by Westinghouse Broadcasting as well as its affiliate partners.  Each station would have their own set of hosts who would introduce each segment and feature local sites as background.  Each location would tie-in to a particular segment featured in a show.  The series was broadcast Monday-Friday during "prime time access" or the period from 6:30-7pm (CT). 

At WCIA, the PM Magazine was its own department within the station and operated independently from the operation of Channel 3.  It was hosted during the 1980's by (top right picture): Steve Traynor, Suzanne Kaye, (picture low left) Carrie White and Van King-1987-89.  (picture low right): Carrie White and John Valenziono-1987-1989.  Not pictured here: Mike Caplin.   Mike Caplin is pictured in the TV Guide ads for PM Magazine below.

A promo for PM Magazine recorded on Saturday, February 13, 1982, from WCIA. It featured the hosts: Steve Traynor and Suzanne Kaye.

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This particular segment was introduced locally at WDAN Radio in Danville, Illinois.  It was shot in before the WDAN Gates SP8-10 automation system which was the operating system at the station in 1982. To see more about radio automation and how it worked visit the History of WDAN. 

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This is a complete edition of PM Magazine as recorded on September 19, 1983, on WCIA. The hosts are Steve Traynor and Suzanne Kaye. It was broadcast on the evening of the final episode of M*A*S*H on CBS.
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WCIA University of Illinois Basketball 1981 Broadcast from WCIA. Dave Shaul and Dan Roan of WCIA did the play by play/color.
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Saturday Matinee aircheck from 1981 featuring the movie "The Bank Dick" with W.C. Fields. Look for Ed Mason doing a commercial for Curtis Mathis TV/VCR's. Does anybody still have a "lifetime" membership to the Video Tape Club at a Curtis Mathis Showroom?
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WCIA Aircheck from "Star Trek" Broadcast in 1982. "Star Trek" from a 16mm print. This includes many promos from the era.
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WCIA's broadcast of "The Horn Blows at Midnight" starring Jack Benny during the late Show from 1982.
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Here is a topical promo segment for one of the worst episodes of "Star Trek" broadcast on WCIA on Saturday, February 13, 1982.
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WCIA "Reach for the Stars" promo from 1982
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This aircheck is from a Monday in December of 1987 and includes a news promo with Jerry Slabe.
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Sept 22, 1982, Bloomington Pantagraph

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Sept 20, 1982, Bloomington Pantagraph

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February 17, 1992, Bloomington Pantagraph

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Jerry Slabe
News Anchor


Jerry Slabe, began his TV career at the ill-fated WJJY, Channel 14 in Jacksonville, Illinois after being a radio broadcaster in his native Wisconsin. After his time in the late 1960s and very early 70s, he would move along with fellow Channel 14 workmate Mike Cheevers to WAND, Channel 17 in Decatur. There he would be a reporter and eventually would become the station's chief anchor.

He left WAND after the Easter 1978 Ice Storms which destroyed the Channel 17 broadcast tower near Argenta-Oreana. Coincidentally enough, that same storm also collapsed the former Channel 14 tower as well. From WAND, he would move to WCIA as the lead anchor during the final years of the Paul Davis news director tenure. He moved into the role held by the long-serving Paul Davis quite well and would lead the central Illinois regional news powerhouse well through the remainder of the 20th Century.

During that time he would marry a reporter/anchor at WCIA, Marta Carreira. When the station was sold by Midwest Television, Nexstar conducted a purge of virtually all of the longtime regular reporters/anchors who presumably weighed down the payroll of the station. Mr. Slabe and Ms. Carreira were two who would lose their position at Channel 3.

The couple would not go quietly as both would battle Nexstar on demands that the new owner had made allegedly to get them to resist and gave the company reason to fire the couple.

The Slabes would challenge the action in court and by 2008 resulted in a judgment in favor of the former anchors. The Slabes received back pay, plus the dollar value of some of their other contract benefits during the period of time through the completion of their original contract.  The story was told in detail in the Jim Dey's column from the Champaign News-Gazette from Saturday, March 29, 2008.

Marta Carreira would go on to establish herself in a law career in the Chicago area, while Jerry Slabe retired.

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1982, Promo slide of News, Weather and Sports Anchors, WCIA

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Jerry Slabe, WCIA, Channel 3

1990s, Jerry Slabe, WCIA

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Jerry Slabe, WCIA, Channel 3

1982, Promo slide of News, Weather and Sports Anchors, WCIA

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WCIA News Over the Decades, 1970-2020

Late 1970s WCIA News Open
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Early 1980s WCIA News Open
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WCIA News/Weather Promo from Feb 13, 1982
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WCIA News Promo from 1982
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WCIA News Close from 1983
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Dave Brandon anchors a business segment from 1994.
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WCIA News 1970s-80s

WCIA, Channel 3

Mr. Roberts, WCIA

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WCIA, Channel 3

"On the Move" 1974, WCIA Public Affairs

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WCIA, Channel 3

Cindy Close, WCIA

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WCIA, Channel 3

Mr. Roberts, WCIA

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WCIA News 1990s

WCIA,Channel 3

Jerry Slabe, 1997, WCIA

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WCIA,Channel 3

Marta Carreira, 1997, WCIA

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WCIA,Channel 3

Reporter Ryan Baker, WCIA

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WCIA,Channel 3

Jerry Slabe, 1997, WCIA

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WCIA, Channel 3

TV Guide® from 1976

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WCIA, Channel 3

TV Guide® from September 1984

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WCIA, Channel 3

Decatur Herald-Review from September 15, 1970

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