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

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  • Bayley Bischof

    Bayley Bischof

    Bayley is from Waverly. NE.  She remembers always writing stories, writing was always my favorite subject in school.  As soon as she took her first journalism class as a sophomore in high school, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.

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    Bayley is from Waverly. NE.  She remembers always writing stories, writing was always my favorite subject in school.  As soon as she took her first journalism class as a sophomore in high school, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.

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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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  • 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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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist

    Dean Wysocki

    Dean Wysocki

    Dean is from Plainfield, Illinois, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, although he’ll admit that Nebraska is home too.  “I've always considered Nebraska home,” Dean said recently.

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    Dean is from Plainfield, Illinois, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, although he’ll admit that Nebraska is home too.  “I've always considered Nebraska home,” Dean said recently.

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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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  • 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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  • Police arrest one in connection with burglary near 70th and South

    Police arrest one in connection with burglary near 70th and South

    Lincoln Police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Krause for his involvement in a July 15th burglary near 70th and South. 

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    Lincoln Police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Krause for his involvement in a July 15th burglary near 70th and South. 

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  • Car Crash Kills 1 Motorcyclist This Morning

    UPDATE: Names released in fatal accident

    UPDATE: Names released in fatal accident

    Lincoln police say the driver of the motorcycle died just minutes after crashing with the jeep.  

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    Lincoln police say the driver of the motorcycle died just minutes after crashing with the jeep.  

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  • A tribute to Bill McArtor

    A ride to remember

    A ride to remember

    Less than 24 hours after a bike crash that claimed the life of Bill McArtor, family, friends and biker around Lincoln took to the road to pay tribute to a man that touched the lives of those around him. Father of two, the "fun uncle," the person who was there to play games with you. That's how Bill McArtor was remembered by family and friends. His niece, 19-year-old, Stephanie Wright, says "When I was little he lived with me and we played the Wii, every night together...

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    Less than 24 hours after a bike crash that claimed the life of Bill McArtor, family, friends and biker around Lincoln took to the road to pay tribute to a man that touched the lives of those around him. Father of two, the "fun uncle," the person who was there to play games with you. That's how Bill McArtor was remembered by family and friends. His niece, 19-year-old, Stephanie Wright, says "When I was little he lived with me and we played the Wii, every night together...

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