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Jessica Hafner

Jessica Hafner is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather. You can see her forecasts at 5:00, 6:00, 6:30, and 10:00 on KMIZ and at 9:00 PM on KQFX. Jessica returned to ABC 17 News after three years at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, where she was a meteorologist and fill-in traffic anchor. During her

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Nate Splater

Meteorologist Nate Splater joined the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team in the summer of 2020. He’s from a small town in southern Arkansas and came to mid-Missouri to pursue a degree in meteorology at Mizzou in 2018. Even though it’s been a few years since he first came to Columbia, Nate is still not used

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Chance Gotsch

Chance Gotsch is a meteorologist for ABC 17 News and FOX 22. He joined the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather team in February 2021 and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in meteorology in Spring 2022. You can usually catch Chance’s forecasts weekdays at noon on KMIZ.

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Lucas Geisler

Lucas Geisler anchors the 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts for ABC 17 News and reports on the latest news around mid-Missouri. His coverage includes issues within the City of Columbia and the state’s court system. Lucas has covered protests in Ferguson, Mo., sweeping changes at the University of Missouri and numerous issues people in

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Marina Diaz

Marina Diaz is a Multimedia Journalist for ABC 17 News. She is originally from Denver, Colorado, and attended Missouri Valley College where she played lacrosse and basketball and anchored her school’s newscast. Marina became the weekend anchor for ABC 17 News This Morning in October 2023. You can catch her reports weekday mornings.

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Jazsmin Halliburton

Jazsmin Halliburton joined ABC 17 News as a multimedia journalist in October 2023. She is a graduate of the A.Q. Miller School master’s program at Kansas State University. During her time there she wrote for the Collegian, did some sideline reporting that aired on ESPN+, and was the Sports Director at Wildcat 91.9 FM.

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Nia Hinson

Nia Hinson joined the ABC 17 News team in January of 2023 as a MMJ.  She graduated from Miami University in May of 2022, with bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and Sport Management.  During her time at Miami, she worked as a reporter/anchor for Miami Television News, and interned for The Borgen Project.  She has

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Account Executive

FT/PT: Full-time Job Description:The Networks of Mid-Missouri is seeking full-time Account Executive that is a highly driven professional to work with local business on their advertising and marketing strategies in the Columbia, MO area. The successful candidate will complete a training program which includes hands-on learning with a guarantee salary for the first year. In

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Sawyer Jackson

Sawyer Jackson is an ABC 17 Stormtrack Forecaster and started working for ABC 17 in early October of 2022. He is a freshman at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is majoring in Meteorology. You can usually watch him on weekend evenings at 6, 9, and 10 p.m.  Jackson comes from Blue Springs, Missouri, and grew

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Anyone can read our conversations, but to contribute, you must be a registered user of our site/app.Debate is encouraged, but personal attacks against other users or journalists will not be allowed. Repeat offenders may have their accounts banned.We want to hear your opinion; copy/pasting quotes from other sources longer than four lines may be disabled.SHOUTING

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News Producer

FT/PT: Full-time Job Description: Work for a family-owned company committed to doing local journalism the right way.  Receive terrific training while you launch a meaningful career in an exciting field.  Work with an amazing team and know you’re making a difference.  ABC 17 News is looking for a News Producer.  The right candidate will join a

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Digital Development & Strategy Coordinator

FT/PT: Full-time Job Description: KMIZ-TV in Columbia/Jefferson City has an immediate opening for a Digital Development & Strategy Coordinator (Digital Coordinator). The Digital Coordinator is an important role and works alongside our team of account executives to create full-service marketing plans that tell a business’ story and helps those businesses grow. Times are changing in

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