Stephanie Hedrick joined the KWQC team in May of 2017 as News Director.
Stephanie and her husband, Tyler, are excited to be back in Iowa close to family. Stephanie’s husband grew up in Dubuque and went to Iowa State. Now, she is happy to call herself a Midwesterner as well, after several years in Nebraska, and, now, in the Quad Cities.
Her passion for news developed when she was just a teenager living in the Piney Woods of East Texas in Kilgore.
She graduated from Baylor University in 2005.
She also had wonderful opportunities to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, Haiti, and to intern at ABC's Good Morning America in New York.
After college, Stephanie's enthusiasm for international travel took her to Thailand where she taught English at the Chitralada Palace School in Bangkok.
Her passion for journalism pulled her back to Central Texas, to KWTX, in Waco, where she produced, reported and anchored.
As a reporter, she’s covered the 2009 Fort Hood Shootings, the humanitarian efforts on the ground in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and, as Executive Producer, helped cover the 2013 West, Texas Plant Explosion.
In 2013, Stephanie made the move to Lincoln, Nebraska where she helped build the Nebraska News & Information Network as Director of News for KOLN/KGIN, KSNB, KNOP, KNPL, and KIIT.
In 2015, Stephanie and Tyler welcomed their first child, Barron, into the world.
When not in the newsroom, you will probably find her in the kitchen trying out a new recipe or running after her rambunctious two-year-old, Barron, with their dogs, Ronko and Piper.
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Protesters plan to gather in front of the NFL's New York headquarters to demand it reverse its "dangerous decision violating players' first amendment rights."
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