KTIV Bios - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

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  • Anchor

    Sheila Brummer

    Sheila Brummer

    Sheila Brummer rejoins the news team at KTIV after stints at television stations in Wisconsin, Des Moines, Omaha and Las Vegas.More >>
    Sheila Brummer rejoins the news team at KTIV after stints at television stations in Wisconsin, Des Moines, Omaha and Las Vegas.More >>
  • Anchor

    Matt Breen

    Matt Breen

    "I wanna be a lawyer!" That's what Matt thought growing up in his hometown of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Then, in college, he stumbled upon the other "family business." At Northwest Missouri State University, heMore >>
    "I wanna be a lawyer!"  That's what Matt thought growing up in his hometown of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Then, in college, he stumbled upon the other "family business." More >>
  • Chief Meteorologist

    Ron Demers

    Ron Demers

    When Ron Demers (pronounced da-MARS) was growing up in Storm Lake, Iowa, he never would have guessed he'd be doing weather for the station he grew up watching. Ron's attention didn't turn to weather untilMore >>
    When Ron Demers (pronounced da-MARS) was growing up in Storm Lake, Iowa, he never would have guessed he'd be doing weather for the station he grew up watching.

     
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  • Sports Director

    Brad Pautsch

    Brad Pautsch

    Brad Pautsch was named Sports Director in 1996 after serving as weekend sports anchor at KTIV since May of 1990.More >>
    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".More >>
  • Anchor

    Sarah Te Slaa

    Sarah Te Slaa

    Sarah Te Slaa joined KTIV in May of 2012. She comes to Sioux City from Omaha where she worked as a reporter at KMTV Action 3 News.More >>
    Sarah Te Slaa joined KTIV in May of 2012. She comes to Sioux City from Omaha where she worked as a reporter at KMTV Action 3 News.
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  • Anchor

    Al Joens

    Al Joens

    I call Manilla, Iowa my hometown.  I grew up on a farm there, but in my younger years, I also lived in Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans as my father's job kept us moving around the country. IMore >>
    I call Manilla, Iowa my hometown.  I grew up on a farm there, but in my younger years, I also lived in Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans as my father's job kept us moving around the country. More >>
  • Meteorologist

    Ben Dorenbach

    Ben Dorenbach

    Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, I've experienced any and all weather phenomena ranging from blizzards to tornadoes.More >>
    Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, I've experienced any and all weather phenomena ranging from blizzards to tornadoes.More >>
  • Meteorologist

    Beverly Perry

    Beverly Perry

    I was born on a farm outside of a small town near Fort Wayne, Indiana.More >>
    I was born on a farm outside of a small town near Fort Wayne, Indiana.More >>
  • Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Kristen Johnson

    Kristen Johnson

    Kristen joined KTIV in November 2003. She's excited to have the opportunity to work for NewsChannel 4 and feels lucky to be working among some of the nicest people in the business. More >>
  • Sports Fource Anchor

    Nicholas Filipowski

    Nicholas Filipowski

    Growing up my dream was to wear the pinstripes and celebrate winning the World Series. I did that in 2009 but I was in my living room in the same jersey I bought my freshman year of high school.More >>
  • Content Manager

    Christy Batien

    Christy Batien

    Raised in Eureka, South Dakota, I grew up a small town girl, living my first 18 years in the same house, and loving it. I spent my summers swimming at the local lake, and my winters playing in the snow.More >>
    Raised in Eureka, South Dakota, I grew up a small town girl, living my first 18 years in the same house, and loving it.  I spent my summers swimming at the local lake, and my winters playing in the snow.More >>
  • Station Manager

    Bridget Schettler-Breen

    Bridget Schettler-Breen

    Bridget is a Sioux City native. After graduation from Heelan High School, she attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville where she earned a degree in Broadcast Media. She began her media careerMore >>
    Bridget is a Sioux City native. After graduation from Heelan High School, she attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville where she earned a degree in Broadcast Media.
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  • Multimedia Journalist

    Brianna Clark

    Brianna Clark

    My whole life I've wanted to work in television.More >>
    My whole life I've wanted to work in television.
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  • Multimedia Journalist

    Mark Freund

    Mark Freund

    Growing up, I never imagined myself in broadcasting. I always had a hidden desire to be a sportswriter.
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    Growing up, I never imagined myself in broadcasting. I always had a hidden desire to be a sportswriter.
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  • Internet Director

    Tia Heidebrecht

    Tia Heidebrecht

    I grew up in a little town, about 30 miles away from Sioux City, in Emerson, Nebraska. It's the town where three counties meet. I graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont Nebraska with a BachelorMore >>
    I grew up in a little town, about 30 miles away from Sioux City, in Emerson, Nebraska. It's the town where three counties meet. I graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration.  More >>
  • Morning Producer/Multimedia Journalist

    Nissan Brown

    Nissan Brown

    I started my news journey in college as a freshman at St. Cloud State University located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.More >>
    I started my news journey in college as a freshman at St. Cloud State University located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. More >>
  • Multimedia Journalist

    Kayah Gausman

    Kayah Gausman

    I got my start in broadcasting at a very young age, in front of the computer with a small toy camera at my parent's desk.More >>
    I got my start in broadcasting at a very young age, in front of the computer with a small toy camera at my parent's desk.More >>
  • Multimedia Journalist

    Stephanie Ross

    Stephanie Ross

    This is one of the only professions I can think of where it's 100-percent acceptable to talk to complete strangers about their opinions, expertise, and passions on a daily basis.More >>
    This is one of the only professions I can think of where it's 100-percent acceptable to talk to complete strangers about their opinions, expertise, and passions on a daily basis.More >>
  • Producer

    Paul Lockwood

    Paul Lockwood

    I grew up in Richfield, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.More >>
    I grew up in Richfield, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.More >>
  • Producer

    Kimberly Wilson

    Kimberly Wilson

    I was born and raised in Le Mars, IA. So I grew up watching KTIV. My first start in broadcasting began when I was in high school as an intern at KLEM AM radio in Le Mars. After a couple of years thereMore >>
    I was born and raised in Le Mars, IA. So I grew up watching KTIV. My first start in broadcasting began when I was in high school as an intern at KLEM AM radio in Le Mars.After a couple of years there I graduated from Le Mars Community High SchoolMore >>
  • Photographer

    Rebecca Varilek

    Rebecca Varilek

    I grew up on a farm in Southwest Nebraska. I started my TV career in North Platte learning the ropes at nearly every position. I continued my experience in Lincoln and Sacramento covering the Huskers, Kings, Monarchs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and several other aspects of news.More >>
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