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THE CHANNEL 8 EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR TEAM

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    Rod Fowler

    Rod Fowler

    Rod Fowler grew up on a small farm near Tama, Iowa, which is between Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. As a child he helped his family raise cattle and make hay.
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    Rod Fowler grew up on a small farm near Tama, Iowa.More >>
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    Megan Conway

    Megan Conway

    Megan is from Indianola, Nebraska. “From the time I could talk, I was on a stage singing, acting dancing or giving speeches”, Megan remembers. She loved helping out on the farm and visiting her Grandma Sina, who was one of the most important and influential people in her life.

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    Megan is from Indianola, Nebraska. “From the time I could talk, I was on a stage singing, acting dancing or giving speeches”, Megan remembers. She loved helping out on the farm and visiting her Grandma Sina, who was one of the most important and influential people in her life.

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    Nolan Crane

    Nolan Crane

    Nolan grew up in Oakland, CA., where he played Little League Baseball, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and enjoyed camping. He says that he also enjoyed watching the news with his family.More >>
    Nolan grew up in Oakland, CA., where he played Little League Baseball, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and enjoyed camping. He says that he also enjoyed watching the news with his family.More >>
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    Gwen Baumgardner

    Gwen Baumgardner

    Gwen Baumgardner is from Louisburg, KS where she spent most of her free time with drum sticks in her hands. She was on the drum line and played for the KC Youth Symphony. In college, Gwen traded in her drumsticks for running shoes. 

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    Gwen Baumgardner is from Louisburg, KS where she spent most of her free time with drum sticks in her hands. She was on the drum line and played for the KC Youth Symphony. In college, Gwen traded in her drumsticks for running shoes. 

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    Nicole Cousins

    Nicole Cousins

    Nicole grew up in Greeley, CO playing any and every sport she could.  Her mom’s side of the family is from Lincoln, and her grandfather is a UNL grad, so she is very familiar with Nebraska.

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    Nicole grew up in Greeley, CO playing any and every sport she could.  Her mom’s side of the family is from Lincoln, and her grandfather is a UNL grad, so she is very familiar with Nebraska.

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  • Brent BonFleur

    Brent BonFleur

    Brent is from Daytona Beach, FL.  His journey into broadcast journalism started when he took a tour of the television station where his aunt worked and he fell in love.  He graduated from the College of Journalism at UNL.

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    Brent is from Daytona Beach, FL.  His journey into broadcast journalism started when he took a tour of the television station where his aunt worked and he fell in love.  He graduated from the College of Journalism at UNL.

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  • Rachel Hofstra

    Rachel Hofstra

    Rachel is from Spirit Lake, IA. Unlike many people in broadcasting, Rachel didn’t grow up dreaming of being the next Diane Sawyer or David Muir.  “It just happened and now I love it”, she says.  .

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    Rachel is from Spirit Lake, IA. Unlike many people in broadcasting, Rachel didn’t grow up dreaming of being the next Diane Sawyer or David Muir.  “It just happened and now I love it”, she says.  .

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  • Evan Hummel

    Evan Hummel

    Evan Hummel is a Lincoln native.  He recalls that, as a child, he would practice his play-by-play while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favorite team.  “I’ve always had a passion for sports and being on camera”, he says about his reason for choosing a career in broadcasting.

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    Evan Hummel is a Lincoln native.  He recalls that, as a child, he would practice his play-by-play while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favorite team.  “I’ve always had a passion for sports and being on camera”, he says about his reason for choosing a career in broadcasting.

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Sports Director

    Brett Edwards

    Brett Edwards

    Like most youngsters, Brett Edwards spent a lot of time in the backyard of his home town of Vinton, Iowa playing sports.
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    Like most youngsters, Brett Edwards spent a lot of time in the backyard of his home town of Vinton, Iowa playing sports.   His passion for sports lead him to Wayne State College in Nebraska, where he played quarterback for the Wildcats.More >>
  • Ryan Hillman

    Ryan Hillman

    Ryan Hillman is from Elizabeth, CO, where he grew up playing sports ranging from football to baseball to basketball.  “Growing up, I loved sports and discussing sports with my grandfather.”  Ryan says.

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    Ryan Hillman is from Elizabeth, CO, where he grew up playing sports ranging from football to baseball to basketball.  “Growing up, I loved sports and discussing sports with my grandfather.”  Ryan says.

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  • Phil Bergman

    Phil Bergman

    Phil grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, PA.  Ever since he was two years old, the only job he wanted to do is be a sports reporter.  Well, to be fair, he really wanted to be a professional athlete.

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    Phil grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, PA.  Ever since he was two years old, the only job he wanted to do is be a sports reporter.  Well, to be fair, he really wanted to be a professional athlete.

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist

    Luke Dorris

    Luke Dorris

    Luke has always been drawn to the weather. 

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    Luke has always been drawn to the weather. 

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    Jason Taylor

    Jason Taylor

    Jason is a Nebraska native and calls Omaha his hometown.  He has always had a passion for weather since he was a kid, especially for severe weather.

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    Jason is a Nebraska native and calls Omaha his hometown.  He has always had a passion for weather since he was a kid, especially for severe weather.

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