Contrary to what you hear from my colleagues, my real job in life is anchoring the six and ten o'clock news at KOMU. Yes, I do play golf, a lot of golf, but I have no plans of quitting my daytime job! Or is it my nighttime job? If I tried to make a living playing golf I would go bankrupt!
I started this broadcasting career in Jefferson City getting a radio job as a senior in high school. Working my way through college I eventually shifted from radio to television. My radio stops also included stations in Fulton and Joplin.
As many viewers remember, I was a sportscaster for many years before switching to news. Those stops included television stations right here in Mid-Missouri.
Then there was the 1990 trip to South Padre Island, Texas! A week long vacation suddenly became a seven and a half year career move from sports to news. That was followed by the call from KOMU!
I've been anchoring at channel-8 since July of 1997. What a great place to live and work. And play golf!
It's no wonder I married Linda Nicklaus, Jack's first cousin. Linda and I have three kids. The J team, Jason, Jamie, and Joey.
I hope you enjoy watching KOMU news as much as I enjoy bringing it to Mid-Missouri viewers!
My motto: never take the serious stories to lightly, and never take the light stories too seriously!
Thanks for checking out the KOMU website!
All biographies end with the anchor's favorite hobbies, did I mention golf!