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November 2015

Sandra Torres Returns to Chicago TV

  Former INBA Board Member Sandra Torres will be back on the air in Chicago next week; the broadcast journalist has been hired as a General Assignment Reporter at CBS2 Chicago.  Torres has been an MMJ at WDJT in Milwaukee since 2012, and has anchored a nightly newscast in Spanish for Telemundo Wisconsin. Before that, she was a content producer at Chicago's WMAQ and did reporting and fill-in anchoring for Telemundo Chicago.  Torres is a native of Cali, Columbia, who moved to the Chicago suburbs when she was 13.

INBA-IBA to Connect for Fall 2016

  INBA will move forward with a slightly different format for its Fall 2016 Convention.  The event will be planned to coordinate with an event put on by the Illinois Broadcasters Association, IBA-U, which is specifically for broadcast students.

Degman Heading to St. Louis Station

After several successful years as a radio newscaster in Illinois, Alex Degman is making a big move, to powerhouse station KMOX in St. Louis.  Degman is a graduate of Western Illinois University and the PAR program at UIS, and has been involved in INBA from those college days.  He won an INBA Scholarship while at WIU as well as student awards, and has continued to win awards through his time at WIUM in Macomb and WTAX in Springfield.  He's been an INBA Board Member since 2010 and was Treasurer for two years.  He's currently the chair of the upcoming Spring 2016 Convention in Springfield.

INBA Student Award Winner returns to Illinois

Multi-media journalist Lindsey Harrison is now back in Illinois; she is heading the Bloomington/Normal Bureau for WMBD-TV.  Harrison has been an MMJ at another Nexstar station, WTWO in Terre Haute, since just after her graduation from Illinois State University in May 2014.  At ISU, Harrison was an active SINBA member, attended the Spring 2014 convention, and won two student awards.
 

INBA Reaction to Missouri Situation

  The Illinois News Broadcasters Association joins other journalism organizations in commending photographer Tim Tai for his conduct on the University of Missouri campus.  As many of us have seen in viral videos today, Tai stood his ground and articulately stated his right to be on the quad to take pictures of a tent city and a student protest there.
   Commendations also are due to videographer Mark Schierbecker, who kept his camera rolling during Tai’s interactions and for several minutes after, as protestors continued to keep him from the tent city.