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Brad Pautsch was named Sports Director in 1996 after serving as weekend sports anchor at KTIV since May of 1990. Brad grew up on a farm near Early, Iowa, and is one of the many native Siouxlanders who work at "Siouxland's News Channel".
Brad graduated from Crestland High School in Early, Iowa, in 1984. While attending Iowa State University, he got his first initiation into the broadcasting field, working as a news and sports reporter at KASI radio. Brad covered the many Presidential hopefuls who passed through Central Iowa during the 1988 campaign. He also covered the Iowa State football team for the university's information service.
Before coming to KTIV, Brad worked as a news and sports photographer at WOI-TV in Ames for nearly two years, covering everything from the Big 8 Basketball Tournament to Iowa Cubs Baseball.
Brad has won several awards at KTIV, including "Best Sportscast" in 2004 from the Iowa Broadcast News Association and 1st place for "Sports Reporting" in 2007 from the IBNA for his series on the Crestland Cadets football team.
Brad's wife Sally is an Art Teacher in Sioux City, and they are the parents of a son, Joseph, and a daughter, Mary, who welcomed a baby brother, Reggie, in 2007. In his spare time, Brad likes to play baseball and basketball.
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