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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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