Katrina Sperl

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Katrina Sperl is from Stanton, Nebraska.

She recalls, “As a child, I remember always having a microphone in my hand.”  “I loved singing and being on stage.”  “I also remember my favorite toy that I got from my Grandma and Grandpa, a karaoke machine.” “The amount of solos I sang as a child and up into high school are endless.”

Katrina’s interest in broadcasting started in radio when she interned for two summers at 94 Rock in Norfolk, NE.  She also interned at B103 in Nebraska City.  The more journalism and broadcasting classes she took, the more she realized that she wanted to change her route from radio to television, so she took an internship at Channel 8 KLKN-TV. Being a William H. Thompson scholar was a big part of her college experience.

“The faculty, staff and students apart of the learning community as well as the Journalism College was truly my home away from home”, Katrina remembers.

Katrina is the early morning co-anchor for Channel 8 Eyewitness News. You can see her on our 5, 6, and 11 am shows.

“Being able to do something different each day is something I love most about being a journalist”, she continues, “Creating relationships and connections while interviewing is key.  I learn something new about someone or something almost every day.”

In her spare time, she enjoys making Pinterest-inspired crafts and making personalized gifts for family and friends. She also loves being outdoors. “Fishing is one of my favorite outdoor hobbies along with gardening, attending farmers markets, and going on picnics”, she says.   She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and considers herself a travel enthusiast, “… I enjoy going to new places and seeing things I haven’t seen before”, she adds.