KFAB Radio Local News Staff


KFAB Radio News Staff

One of the Midwest's largest radio news teams covers the Omaha and Council Bluffs area's top local and state stories with experience and dedication.  

Catch up on the top stories throughout the day on NewsRadio 1110 KFAB, and listen for special reports when there's major breaking local news or severe weather to report.   

Contact the KFAB Radio Newsroom 

(402) 556-5060   Email: News@KFAB.com

Terry Leahy - Anchor/Reporter

Terry Leahy has been a News Reporter and Anchor at KFAB Radio in his hometown of Omaha for 25 years. He is the Morning Drive News Anchor on KFAB.

He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and worked in news and public affairs in Omaha radio at KOIL and WOW before joining KFAB.

Terry has also been involved in sports broadcasting as a sideline reporter on KFAB's Nebraska Football Network, Westwood One College World Series coverage, and is in his 24th year as an original member of the broadcast team for the University of Nebraska Omaha NCAA Division One college hockey program.

Terry says he enjoys history, politics and sports.

Julia Bertino - Anchor/Reporter

Julia Bertino is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and holds a B.S. in Communications. She started her radio career in 2015 as a member of the KFAB sales team, then transitioned to a KFAB News Anchor and Reporter the following year.

Julia and her partner Nate renovating their home or binge watching documentaries with their cat, Fitzgerald.

She says her biggest passions in life are music, theater and history.

Trent Rice - Midwest Region Assistant News Director

Trent Rice has a Broadcast Journalism Degree from the University of Nebraska, and has worked in radio newsrooms in Nebraska and Iowa. He was News Director at KASI Radio in Ames for more than 20 years before joining the iHeart Midwest News Center as the KFAB Afternoon Drive News Anchor and Midwest Region Assistant News Director.

Trent's been recognized by the Iowa Broadcast News Association with awards for his news coverage and newscast anchoring. In 2017 he received the IBNA's top honor--The Jack Shelley Award in 2017.

Trent grew up in Omaha, and his wife Solveig have three children.

Bill Jensen - Anchor/ Reporter  

Bill Jensen has a long history as News Anchor and Reporter at several Omaha radio stations, starting his radio career as an intern before serving in the U.S. Air Force. He has won multiple Associated Press and Nebraska Broadcasters Association awards for his work. Bill has been Anchoring for KFAB since retiring from full-time radio in 2012.

Bill has been the Public Address Announcer for the Omaha Royals/Strom Chasers for more than 25 years, and is also served for more than 25 years, and the PA Announcer for the NCAA Men's College World Series since 2001.

He and Deanna have two children, a grandson, and three granddaughters. And a cat, Oliver, who Bill says is a character and keeps the couple on their toes.

Bill and Deanna have traveled to Europe, the Panama Canal, St. Lawrence waterway in Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, Aruba, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean.

See Bill Jensen video below, a feature interview on WOWT 6 News.

Bill Jensen featured on WOWT 6 News

Bill Jensen featured on WOWT 6 News

Dave Bohl - Anchor/Reporter

Dave Bohl is an Anchor and Reporter for KFAB, covering when other Anchors are off or on assignment, and working on stories for KFAB News. He is often in the Omaha area visiting his mother, who lives in Blair, Nebraska.

He graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with a degree in Communications. Throughout his radio career, he's been a Control Room Board Operator, live Show Producer, and now a News Anchor and Reporter.

Dave is also a professional musician, performing regularly all around the Midwest. He plays saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, and is also a vocalist. 

Madeleine McCormick - Anchor/Reporter

Madeleine McCormick has a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa

She worked for a time for an events and marketing firm in Chicago, before joining iHeart Radio as a News Writer, and is now also a News Anchor and Reporter for our Midwest News Center.

Madeleine says she believes in the power of sharing real stories with the world, and hopes those stories lead others to a change in perspective, a new idea, or at the very least, some entertainment.

Madeleine is also a singer, and was recently featured on national television as the National Anthem singer at the Iowa Speedway in Newton.

Madeleine McCormick National Anthem

Brock Wilson - Anchor/Reporter 

Brock Wilson has a Broadcasting Degree from Evangel University in Missouri, where he was a News Anchor for his the morning sports program, Sports Update.

Brock was a Play-by-Play Announcer and Sports Producer and Director in college, and also did play-by-play for a Springfield, Missouri area high school football team and the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Besides being a sports fan (especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Blues), Brock plays multiple instruments and is a country music fan.

Chris Turner - Anchor/Reporter

Chris Turner is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Degree in Communications and Sports Studies. He is the KFAB Late Evening News Anchor and Reporter.

He was previously a television Sports Director at a Mississippi television station, and Sports Anchor/Reporter at a Missouri television station.

Chris is a big sports fan and usually spends his off-time watching sports, reading, or talking about sports. 

Video of Chris from his time at WTOK-TV below.

Parker Reed - Anchor/Reporter

Parker Reed is the Sunday morning News Anchor for KFAB. He is a recent graduate of Iowa State University, with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications in Management, and was Limelight Editor for the Iowa State Daily (CLICK HERE).

He contributed work to CITYVIEW and Iowa Living Magazines as an Intern, and is the Co-Founder of Pretty Fort (below), appearing on and publishing music-focused podcasts focused on musicians and events.

Ryan Baker - News Anchor / Reporter

Ryan Baker anchors newscasts on weekends for KFAB Radio.

He has a more than 15 year background in Radio News as an Anchor and Reporter, heard on legendary radio stations including KOA in Denver and WBAP in Dallas.

Ryan is also President & Chief Executive Officer at BAMM Multimedia, specializing in photography and video.

Ryan and his wife, Angie live near Ogallala, Nebraska with their children (and dogs).

Wendy Wilde - Midwest Region News Director 

Wendy Wilde has been a News Talk Show Host, News Director, News Anchor and Reporter since 1998. She is a multiple region Murrow, Sevareid, and Associated Press Award winner, and was President of the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcast News Board of Directors. She has a degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, and a Project Management Certification.

Wendy has a long history of volunteerism, and she and her husband Michael co-founded and ran a volunteer-operated 501(c)3 non-profit teen center for six years VIDEO CLICK HERE.

The couple has three children.

VIDEO CLICK HERE: Wendy Wilde goes in depth on a Southern Minnesota story that made national headlines

Contact the KFAB Radio Newsroom 

(402) 556-5060   Email: News@KFAB.com