“I’ve always been looking for a job where I can make a difference”. Clay adds that being a reporter, he has the opportunity daily. This desire for television news got Clay into trouble in his younger years in Burlington, CO. He would sneak out of bed so he could watch the 10 o’clock news and sometimes got caught.
While attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Clay worked as the sports director for KRNU radio. While working toward his broadcasting degree, Clay joined Channel 8 KLKN-TV as a sports intern. He was then offered a part-time position as sports reporter. Clay became a news photojournalist with Channel 8 Eyewitness News in 1999 and was promoted to the weekend anchor position in June of 2002.
Clay just can’t imagine a more thrilling and challenging job than broadcasting news. “Live television is completely unpredictable, you have to stay on your toes at all times…I love it.” He knows that the news business is a serious one, but there is time for levity. That’s why he’s known as the practical joker of the newsroom.
In his spare time, Clay is a teen mentor, an avid golfer and enjoys fishing, pheasant hunting, live music and concerts.