General Assignment Reporting

General assignment reporting provides a wide range of opportunities to interact with the community. I enjoy learning about issues that affect different segments of society and explaining them to a broader audience.

To read the accompanying articles I wrote for each story online, click on the titles. The links redirect to KRCG 13’s website.

Governor declares drought alert for 47 Missouri counties

A dry summer led Gov. Mike Parson to declare a drought alert on July 18. I broke the story at the top of our 5 p.m. newscast.

Bodies of 2 missing hikers in Alaska national park identified as Boone County man, woman

Two mid-Missouri backpackers died in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in July of 2018. In this story, I utilized the station’s weather wall to demonstrate how remote that part of the world is.

Wall collapse has Jefferson City shopkeeper thinking about his own building

After a wall collapsed on a building in Jefferson City, a shopkeeper told me the event has him reconsidering deferred maintenance on his own building.

Man in custody after hours-long standoff in south Columbia

I was diverted from another assignment to a standoff that shut down a neighborhood and ended with a SWAT team entering a home to bring out a suspect with a history of weapons offenses.

Locals offer allergy tips as pollen levels rise

In this story, I talk to a couple who lives in the outdoors essentially full-time about how they deal with tree pollen season.