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ABC9 News Producer Kristen McConnaughey

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Hi Siouxland!

I joined ABC9 as a producer in June 2013 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. I was born and raised in the great town of Claremore, OK. Fun fact: my mascot growing up was a red and white zebra. Go Zebras!

While at OSU, I got my first taste for news during my freshman year when I began writing for the campus newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian. I began reporting hard news, and later transitioned to writing features. I also wrote for the university's STATE magazine, and did internships with Oklahoma Today magazine and Rodale Publishing.

I began focusing on television producing during my senior year when I was executive producer of OState Report on OStateTV, the university's television station. I fell in love with producing because I was able to show my creative side. To me, crafting a show is an art. I enjoy catching your attention in a newscast with creative graphics and video.

When I’m not producing the news, I love cheering on my OSU Cowboys and Oklahoma City Thunder! Kevin Durant, you’ll always have my heart. Although I’m an Okie at heart, I’m excited to be living and working in Siouxland.

Feel free to email any story ideas to me at kmcconnaughey@kcautv.com.
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