• Meet The TeamMore>>

  • Anchor

    Deb Farris

    Deb Farris

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Deb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Deb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...

  • Anchor

    Jim Grimes

    Jim Grimes

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Jim Grimes anchors KAKE News at 5, 6, and 10 o'clock. He joined the KAKE news team in Spring 2016 and now calls Wichita his home.  Jim has spent more than 25 years working in some of the...

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Jim Grimes anchors KAKE News at 5, 6, and 10 o'clock. He joined the KAKE news team in Spring 2016 and now calls Wichita his home.  Jim has spent more than 25 years working in some of the...

  • Anchor

    Jemelle Holopirek

    Jemelle Holopirek

    Anchor for Good Morning Kansas & KAKE News @ 11AM

    Jemelle anchors Good Morning Kansas and KAKE News at 11 weekdays. Jemelle is a two-time Emmy Award winner.  Good Morning Kansas won...

    Anchor for Good Morning Kansas & KAKE News @ 11AM

    Jemelle anchors Good Morning Kansas and KAKE News at 11 weekdays. Jemelle is a two-time Emmy Award winner.  Good Morning Kansas won...

  • Anchor

    Alyson Acklin

    Alyson Acklin

    Anchor for Good Morning KAKEland & KAKE News @ 4PM

    Anchor for Good Morning KAKEland & KAKE News @ 4PM Alyson joined KAKE News from KTEN in Denison, Texas. There she covered record flooding...

    Anchor for Good Morning KAKEland & KAKE News @ 4PM

    Anchor for Good Morning KAKEland & KAKE News @ 4PM Alyson joined KAKE News from KTEN in Denison, Texas. There she covered record flooding...

  • Anchor / Reporter

    Shane Ewing

    Shane Ewing

    Anchor / Reporter

    Shane Ewing anchors Good Morning Kansas and KAKE News at 11. Despite living in numerous places along his journey to the Sunflower State, Shane calls...

    Anchor / Reporter

    Shane Ewing anchors Good Morning Kansas and KAKE News at 11. Despite living in numerous places along his journey to the Sunflower State, Shane calls...

  • Meteorologist

    Jay Prater, CBM

    Jay Prater, CBM

    Meteorologist

    Managing Meteorologist Jay Prater was designated as the first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ by the American Meteorological...

    Meteorologist

    Managing Meteorologist Jay Prater was designated as the first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ by the American Meteorological...

  • Meteorologist

    Ben Pringle, CBM

    Ben Pringle, CBM

    Meteorologist

    Meteorologist Ben Pringle joined the KAKE First Alert Weather team in March 1994. Ben is designated as a Certified Broadcast...

    Meteorologist

    Meteorologist Ben Pringle joined the KAKE First Alert Weather team in March 1994. Ben is designated as a Certified Broadcast...

  • Meteorologist

    Frank Waugh, CBM

    Frank Waugh, CBM

    Meteorologist

    Frank Waugh covers the weather on Good Morning Kansas from 4:30 to 7am and on Good Day Kansas from 9 to 10am. Frank has covered everything...

    Meteorologist

    Frank Waugh covers the weather on Good Morning Kansas from 4:30 to 7am and on Good Day Kansas from 9 to 10am. Frank has covered everything...

  • Meteorologist

    Blake Smith

    Blake Smith

    Meteorologist

    Blake has worked at KAKE since 2008, but his career has taken him across the country.  Before coming to KAKE, Blake spent two years as the...

    Meteorologist

    Blake has worked at KAKE since 2008, but his career has taken him across the country.  Before coming to KAKE, Blake spent two years as the...

  • Meteorologist

    Tanner Swift

    Tanner Swift

    Meteorologist

    A native Kansan, Tanner is from Benton in Butler County. He attended Wichita State University and earned his degree from Mississippi State...

    Meteorologist

    A native Kansan, Tanner is from Benton in Butler County. He attended Wichita State University and earned his degree from Mississippi State...

  • Weekend Anchor

    Gloria Van Rees

    Gloria Van Rees

    Anchor / Reporter

    Gloria Van Rees is thrilled to be in Wichita, Kansas. Originally from Phoenix, Gloria followed the winds to Wichita but has called many...

    Anchor / Reporter

    Gloria Van Rees is thrilled to be in Wichita, Kansas. Originally from Phoenix, Gloria followed the winds to Wichita but has called many...

  • Anchor / Reporter

    Morgan Downing

    Morgan Downing

    Reporter and Anchor for KAKE News Saturday and Sunday evenings

    Emmy award winning journalist Morgan Downing joined the KAKE News team in 2017 as a reporter and co-anchor of KAKE News on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

    Reporter and Anchor for KAKE News Saturday and Sunday evenings

    Emmy award winning journalist Morgan Downing joined the KAKE News team in 2017 as a reporter and co-anchor of KAKE News on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

  • Sports Director / Anchor

    Chase Shannon

    Chase Shannon

    Sports Director / Anchor

    Chase Shannon started at KAKE News in June 2016 and is excited to be back in Big 12 country.

    Sports Director / Anchor

    Chase Shannon started at KAKE News in June 2016 and is excited to be back in Big 12 country.

  • Reporter

    Chris Frank

    Chris Frank

    Reporter

    It's probably safe to say most Kansans have grown up watching Chris Frank report on stories from all corners of the state. 

    Reporter

    It's probably safe to say most Kansans have grown up watching Chris Frank report on stories from all corners of the state. 

  • Anchor / Reporter

    Annette Lawless

    Annette Lawless

    Anchor / Reporter

    Emmy and Murrow-award winning journalist Annette Lawless joined the KAKE News family as an anchor and reporter in August 2013. You can...

    Anchor / Reporter

    Emmy and Murrow-award winning journalist Annette Lawless joined the KAKE News family as an anchor and reporter in August 2013. You can...

  • Crime Reporter

    Lily Wu

    Lily Wu

    Crime Reporter

    Lily Wu is KAKE News' crime reporter on weekdays. She joined KAKE News in 2010 after earning a master's degree...

    Crime Reporter

    Lily Wu is KAKE News' crime reporter on weekdays. She joined KAKE News in 2010 after earning a master's degree...

  • Reporter

    Monica Castro

    Monica Castro

    Reporter

    Monica Castro joined the KAKE News team in April 2014.  Monica was born and raised in Houston...

    Reporter

    Monica Castro joined the KAKE News team in April 2014.  Monica was born and raised in Houston...

  • Multimedia Journalist

    Bryan Ramsdale

    Bryan Ramsdale

    Multimedia Journalist

    Bryan Ramsdale works as a multimedia journalist at KAKE-TV. He started working in the television business as an intern at KAKE while going to Wichita State University and was offered a job while finishing his education. 

    Multimedia Journalist

    Bryan Ramsdale works as a multimedia journalist at KAKE-TV. He started working in the television business as an intern at KAKE while going to Wichita State University and was offered a job while finishing his education. 

  • Reporter

    Lindi Simpson

    Lindi Simpson

    Reporter

    Lindi Simpson is a News and Sports Reporter for KAKE News. Lindi joined the KAKE team August 2016.  Lindi is originally from Southlake Texas, a suburb...

    Reporter

    Lindi Simpson is a News and Sports Reporter for KAKE News. Lindi joined the KAKE team August 2016.  Lindi is originally from Southlake Texas, a suburb...

  • Sports Reporter / Anchor

    Austin Clift

    Austin Clift

    Sports Reporter / Anchor

    Austin is a sports reporter and anchor. He is a born and raised Kansan.

    Sports Reporter / Anchor

    Austin is a sports reporter and anchor. He is a born and raised Kansan.

  • Multimedia Journalist

    Greg Miller

    Greg Miller

    Multimedia Journalist

    Greg Miller is a Multimedia Journalist for KAKE News on weekdays.

    Multimedia Journalist

    Greg Miller is a Multimedia Journalist for KAKE News on weekdays.

  • Digital Content Manager

    Paul Meister

    Paul Meister

    Digital Content Manager

    Paul oversees the day-to-day newsgathering activities of KAKEcom. He works directly with reporters to ensure their work meets the highest...

    Digital Content Manager

    Paul oversees the day-to-day newsgathering activities of KAKE.com. He works directly with reporters to ensure their work meets the highest...

  • Producer

    Chris Hunter

    Chris Hunter

    Producer

    Chris produces KAKE News at 4 and the Midday show. Chris grew up watching KAKE but never imagined working with the same group of talented...

    Producer

    Chris produces KAKE News at 4 and the Midday show. Chris grew up watching KAKE but never imagined working with the same group of talented...

  • Producer

    Richard Burkard

    Richard Burkard

    Producer

    Richard Burkard has been part of the KAKE producing team since 2013, preparing daily newscasts and updating the internet. He was born..

    Producer

    Richard Burkard has been part of the KAKE producing team since 2013, preparing daily newscasts and updating the internet. He was born..

  • Photojournalist / Video Producer

    Kelly Burkhart

    Kelly Burkhart

    Photojournalist / Video Producer

    Kelly Burkhart is a Photojournalist/Video Producer for KAKE News.  As a Video Producer, Kelly edits video for KAKE News at 11, KAKE News at...

    Photojournalist / Video Producer

    Kelly Burkhart is a Photojournalist/Video Producer for KAKE News.  As a Video Producer, Kelly edits video for KAKE News at 11, KAKE News at...