I got my first video camera at 12 years old and I haven’t put one down since. I have always loved watching the news and following the life stories of my favorite reporters. I was raised in Taylor, Michigan – a suburb right outside of Detroit, and grew up watching the same newscasters my whole life. I anchored my high school’s newscast, and then reported for my college newspaper, radio station, and television station. I had the honor of completing two internships during my undergraduate studies. I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication Media Arts and Journalism in May of 2015 and I’ve been in Nebraska ever since. I’m thankful to be part of an ever-growing company which serves Nebraskans the news they deserve.
I have traveled exactly 810 miles for my dream career in sports. I come from little Cygnet, Ohio and Adrian College in Michigan. In college, I studied Communications and Business, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I was 13 years old. I watched the NCAA Basketball Tournament very closely and really listened to the announcers. That’s when I knew I wanted to talk about, watch and love sports on a daily basis. Just like all of my fellow Nebraskans, I bleed scarlet, but I’m an Ohioan at heart…Go Buckeyes! I’ve loved the past year in Southeast Nebraska and I look forward to telling stories, making highlights and enjoying every second of our news, weather and sports coverage.
The face of Gage County News.
Bryan Cook has been in the Sports Broadcasting profession for over two decades – the last 17 years at KWBE in Beatrice. He has earned numerous awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association in his career in radio.
Bryan credits the student-athletes and coaches in Beatrice and Southeast Nebraska for his success in broadcasting. Bryan served in the United States Army before his career in sports broadcasting. Bryan enjoys writing novels in his off-time, and has recently completed his third book, and hopes to have them published in the very near future.
Bryan also enjoys outdoor activities, such as golf, fishing, hunting and physical fitness. Bryan and his wife, Shannon, have one son. Brayden Cook is entering high school and will be active in basketball, baseball, theatre and vocal music.
Christina does everything, from operating the live truck, reporting and producing special programming. Born and raised in Nebraska, there are few towns in the state where she’s never been. She received her Associatess Degree at Southeast Community College in Beatrice in 2009. While attending SCC, she was student editor of the biweekly publication, The Challenge, and hosted an afternoon radio show on KQIQ. After graduating SCC, she attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln and was employed at various radio and television stations while in college. She has a strong background in radio and a love for delivering video news to Southeast Nebraska residents.
A Scottsbluff native who first started working at KUTT as a college student helping out with high school sports coverage. After graduating from UNL in 2011 he took his first full time radio job coving sports in Chadron. He also spent time at stations in North Platte and Scottsbluff before returning to Ol’ Red in the winter of 2015. He helps out in a number of roles, including play-by-play for Doane football and high school sports, DJ-ing nights and weekends and news and severe weather coverage. In his spare time he enjoys reading, watching sports and going to concerts.
Michael J Anthony
Michael was born in one place, grew up in a few other places, and now lives in this place! He doesn’t care for self summaries, but would mostly describe himself through the use of several ambiguous but positive adjectives. He loves music, sports, movies, good food, long walks in the park, puppies, roller-disco and he’s a Taurus.
Graduated from Wayne State College in 2002. Is the T-Man on mornings on Ol Red 99-5. Trevor enjoys Husker Athletics, Cubs Baseball, Bears Football, cooking, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and three kids.
Mike Flood works as a broadcaster and attorney in the state of Nebraska. Mike started Flood Communications in 1999 and now owns eight radio stations in Norfolk, Nebraska City, Beatrice, Fairbury and the state’s largest Spanish speaking radio station in Omaha. In 2015, Mike launched Norfolk’s first ever TV station and has since added new tv stations in Columbus and Beatrice. These radio and tv stations work together as a statewide media network called “News Channel Nebraska.”
In 2005, Mike was elected to the Nebraska Legislature and was subsequently elected Speaker of the Legislature in 2007 and continued in that role until the completion of his second term in 2012. Mike was the youngest and longest serving Speaker in Nebraska history.
Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He is currently of counsel at Norfolk’s oldest law firm, Jewell & Collins. He and his wife Mandi live in Norfolk and have two children, Brenden age 10 and Blake age 6.