Vanessa McClure

Vanessa's very favorite part of grade school was “Show and Tell”.  She says that it's a lot like broadcast news, “Getting to learn things and show and tell people about it”.  She also says that her family has a lot of photos and videos of Vanessa her sister dressing up in mom's old dresses and heels.  Vanessa jokingly talks about her dad's old and large video camera.  It was the love of the camera and the need to “show and tell” that led Vanessa to the University of Missouri where she earned a journalism degree.

Vanessa started in broadcasting as a reporter for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri and then was promoted to weekend anchor.  She came to Channel 8 Eyewitness News in September of 2008 to be the weekend anchor and reporter.  “Everyone I've met since I moved to Lincoln has been so welcoming, warm and helpful,” and Vanessa adds that Lincoln is like a big small town and she's glad to be here.

Vanessa is a Grey's Anatomy fan and won't miss an episode.  She also likes to run, play tennis, and read.  She is also trying to learn to be a better cook.