Jesse worked at 6News from April 2008 to March 2013 when he took a position at a news station in Tulsa.
I joined the 6News team in April 2008, working as a reporter and an anchor for two years before being named news director in March 2010.
Before coming to Lawrence, I worked at KTKA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Topeka.
While there, I was awarded first place by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 2007 for an in-depth investigation into the safety of Topeka Public Schools. In 2008, I received third place in the same category for an investigation into a questionable transaction by the president of the local airport authority, who resigned a short time later.
I’m a lifelong Kansan and grew up in Wichita, where I began my news career as an assignment editor at KAKE-TV, the ABC affiliate.
While in Wichita, I was involved with coverage of the reemergence, arrest and trials of the BTK serial murders. The infamous Dennis Rader sent letters to KAKE-TV and others, connecting himself to some of the 10 murders he committed more than three decades earlier.
I graduated from Wichita State University's Elliott School of Communication. My appreciation for journalism developed in elementary school, when I published a weekly newspaper for my neighbors, called The Block News.