I’ve been in love with the news my whole life. My high school broadcast teacher dubbed me a news nerd, and I proudly embraced the title. I grew up believing, and still believe, the stories I tell really can make a difference. My favorite part of the job is seeing and experiencing what most people never get to. I’ve covered terrorist threats in London, riots in Khartoum and walked on the newly rebuilt levy in New Orleans. And my challenge is to take those experiences and make them just as real for everyone following along at home.
My favorite pastime is traveling, probably because my family was constantly moving. I’ve moved more than twenty times and lived on three continents. I’ve called Nairobi, London, and most recently Missouri home. And I’m excited to add eastern Iowa to the list.
After working for a newspaper, magazine, radio station and, of course, TV station, my new passion is the Internet. News has been my life-long love, and the world wide web is just another way for me to share what I find. I can’t help but get excited about the endless possibilities. While a newspaper is limited by space and an on-air newscast is limited by time, the only limit online is my imagination (and sometimes my technical ability).
Before joining the KWWL team in October 2007, I was a reporter and Web producer for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri.
While I tend to be a work-a-holic (most news people are), you can find me outside of work at a local coffee hotspot with my laptop by my side. Or, when the weather is nice, walking or biking along the Cedar River.
If you have any ideas to share or just want to say hello, send me an e-mail.
You can also follow me on Twitter.
This post was written by jjarvis on February 23, 2009