Channel 8 Eyewitness News On-Air Staff Bios - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

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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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  • Kelsey Murphy

    Kelsey Murphy

    Kelsey is from Omaha, where she says she spent a good deal of her childhood growing up in the newsroom at the television station, where her mother worked.  

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    Kelsey is from Omaha, where she says she spent a good deal of her childhood growing up in the newsroom at the television station, where her mother worked...

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  • Fahima Paghmani

    Fahima Paghmani

    Fahima joins us from California and calls San Diego her hometown.. Fahima's love for reporting came at an early age, when she witnessed her classmates in her kindergarten class stealing candy from the treasure box, it became her first story

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    Fahima joins us from California and calls San Diego her hometown.. Fahima's love for reporting came at an early age, when she witnessed her classmates in her kindergarten class stealing candy from the treasure box, it became her first story

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  • Marlenia Thornton

    Marlenia Thornton

    Marlenia was born in Detroit, but she calls Lincoln home. Even as a toddler, she would pretend to write stories by scribbling on the backs of books and pretend to read her scribble. Then one day she shadowed a couple of anchors at Channel 8 Eyewitness News. More >>
    Marlenia was born in Detroit, but she calls Lincoln home. Even as a toddler, she would pretend to write stories by scribbling on the backs of books and pretend to read her scribble. Then one day she shadowed a couple of anchors at Channel 8 Eyewitness News. More >>
  • Abigail Wood

    Abigail Wood

    Abigail is a Nebraska girl.  “Lincoln is my hometown, and it will always have first place in my heart,” Abigail says.

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    Abigail is a Nebraska girl.  “Lincoln is my hometown, and it will always have first place in my heart,” Abigail says.

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  • Meet the Channel 8 Eyewitness News Weather Central TeamMore>>

  • 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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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Meteorologist

    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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  • Meet The Channel 8 Eyewitness News Sports TeamMore>>

  • 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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  • 3 arrested for assault/robbery Saturday

    3 arrested for assault/robbery Saturday

    3 arrested for assault/robbery Saturday

    Ayanna GreenAyanna Green

    On April 22nd at approximately 1630 hours Officers of the Lincoln Police Department responded to a report of a robbery occurring in the parking lot of the Burger King located at 2805 S. 48th St. 

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    On April 22nd at approximately 1630 hours Officers of the Lincoln Police Department responded to a report of a robbery occurring in the parking lot of the Burger King located at 2805 S. 48th St. 

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  • Motorcyclist in life-threatening condition after accident

    Motorcyclist in life-threatening condition after accident

    Motorcyclist in life-threatening condition after accident

    Police are investigating an a SUV vs. motorcycle accident, near 14th and Old Cheney. 

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    Police are investigating an a SUV vs. motorcycle accident, near 14th and Old Cheney. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital with serious injuries The southbound lane on 14th just south of Old Cheney is blocked off. Police are urging drivers to avoid the area. This is a developing story, a reporter is on the scene.

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  • One dog dead, several people displaced in apartment fire

    One dog dead, several people displaced in apartment fire

    One dog dead, several people displaced in apartment fire

     The blaze sparked in a second floor apartment at around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. 

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     The blaze sparked in a second floor apartment at around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. 

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