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

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  • Anchor

    Matt Breen

    Matt Breen

    Matt BreenMatt 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, he

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    "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."

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  • Anchor

    Stella Daskalakis

    Stella Daskalakis

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-12-11 20:56:05 GMT
    Stella DaskalakisStella Daskalakis

    Her favorite part of broadcast news is interviewing people who have inspiring stories to share.

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    Her favorite part of broadcast news is interviewing people who have inspiring stories to share.

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  • Chief Meteorologist

    Ron Demers

    Ron Demers

    Ron DemersRon 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 until

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    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 PautschBrad Pautsch

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

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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".

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  • News 4 Today/Noon Anchor

    Al Joens

    Al Joens

    Al JoensAl Joens

    Al calls Manilla, Iowa his hometown.

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    Al calls Manilla, Iowa his hometown.

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  • News 4 Today Anchor

    Michelle Schoening

    Michelle Schoening

    Michelle SchoeningMichelle Schoening

    Michelle Schoening joined KTIV as a multimedia journalist in December 2015 and made the move to morning anchor/reporter in July 2016.

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    Michelle Schoening joined KTIV as a multimedia journalist in December 2015 and made the move to morning anchor/reporter in July 2016.

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  • News 4 Today and Noon Meteorologist

    T.J. Springer

    T.J. Springer

    Friday, December 18 2015 9:51 AM EST2015-12-18 14:51:03 GMT
    T.J. SpringerT.J. Springer

    A native of Maryland, T.J. grew up not too far away from Baltimore, MD in the town of Forest Hill, where he experienced almost all types of weather extremes.

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    A native of Maryland, T.J. grew up not too far away from Baltimore, MD in the town of Forest Hill, where he experienced almost all types of weather extremes.

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  • Weekend Sports Anchor

    Mark Freund

    Mark Freund

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:59:04 GMT
    Mark FreundMark Freund

    Mark takes great pride in saying that he was born and bred in Rochester, Minnesota.

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    Mark takes great pride in saying that he was born and bred in Rochester, Minnesota.

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  • Weekend Anchor

    Jennifer Lenzini

    Jennifer Lenzini

    Monday, January 30 2017 11:30 AM EST2017-01-30 16:30:30 GMT

    Jennifer Lenzini joined the KTIV team in the summer of 2016.

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    Jennifer Lenzini joined the KTIV team in the summer of 2016.

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  • Weekend Meteorologist and Multimedia Journalist

    Jaret Lansford

    Jaret Lansford

    Monday, January 30 2017 11:21 AM EST2017-01-30 16:21:03 GMT
    Jaret LansfordJaret Lansford

    Growing up in the small town of Lyndon, Illinois, Jaret dreamed of being a star infielder for his beloved Chicago Cubs. 

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    Growing up in the small town of Lyndon, Illinois, Jaret dreamed of being a star infielder for his beloved Chicago Cubs. 

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  • News Director

    Keith Bliven

    Keith Bliven

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 2:47 PM EDT2016-08-30 18:47:27 GMT

    Keith Bliven joined KTIV in May of 2016.

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    Keith Bliven joined KTIV in May of 2016.

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  • Multimedia Journalist

    Ashly Richardson

    Ashly Richardson

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-27 15:22:52 GMT
    Ashly RichardsonAshly Richardson
    Ashly RichardsonAshly Richardson

    Ashly Richardson joined the KTIV team in November of 2016.

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    Ashly Richardson joined the KTIV team in November of 2016.

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  • 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 career

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    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

    Hannah Norton

    Hannah Norton

    Hannah Norton grew up in, what she likes to say “The cutest town ever” Buffalo, Minnesota. 

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    Hannah Norton grew up in, what she likes to say “The cutest town ever” Buffalo, Minnesota. 

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  • Internet Director

    Tia Heidebrecht

    Tia Heidebrecht

    Tia HeidebrechtTia Heidebrecht

    Tia grew up in Emerson, Nebraska. It's the town where three counties meet.

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    Tia grew up in Emerson, Nebraska. It's the town where three counties meet.

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  • Content Manager

    Julie Ebel

    Julie Ebel

    Friday, March 9 2018 10:01 AM EST2018-03-09 15:01:30 GMT
    Julie EbelJulie Ebel
    Julie EbelJulie Ebel

    Julie Ebel grew up in Hartley, Iowa.

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    Julie Ebel grew up in Hartley, Iowa.

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  • Assignment Editor and Multimedia Producer

    Blake Branch

    Blake Branch

    Monday, January 30 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-01-30 16:36:59 GMT

    Blake is born and raised in Sioux City.

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    Blake is born and raised in Sioux City.

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  • Chief Photographer

    Travis Hoffer

    Travis Hoffer

    Travis HofferTravis Hoffer
    Travis HofferTravis Hoffer

    Travis is a Sioux City native that now resides in the town of Akron, Iowa with his three children Anastasia, Quentin, and Elijah. 

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    Travis is a Sioux City native that now resides in the town of Akron, Iowa with his three children Anastasia, Quentin, and Elijah. 

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  • Photographer

    Brett Funke

    Brett Funke

    Brett FunkeBrett Funke

    Brett, an Iowa native, grew up in the towns of Glenwood and Carroll, Iowa.

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    Brett, an Iowa native, grew up in the towns of Glenwood and Carroll, Iowa.

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  • Multimedia Producer

    Carl Norquist

    Carl Norquist

    Carl NorquistCarl Norquist

    Carl was born in Edina, Minnesota and spent most of his childhood in the southern Minnesota town of Northfield.

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    Carl was born in Edina, Minnesota and spent most of his childhood in the southern Minnesota town of Northfield.

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  • Producer

    Phillip Prather

    Phillip Prather

    Phillip PratherPhillip Prather
    Phillip PratherPhillip Prather

    Phillip was born in Kansas City, Kansas.

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    Phillip was born in Kansas City, Kansas.

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