Kassi Nelson | KOB 4

Kassi Nelson

Kassi Nelson

May 01, 2018 08:00 PM

Position: Reporter


Year hired at KOB Eyewitness News 4: 2017

Other TV jobs/markets/stations: Reporter and weekend anchor at NBC5 News in Medford, Oregon

Why I'm a Journalist: It sounds cliché, but I became a journalist because I wanted to help people. I believe that telling someone's story makes a difference. Sometimes it's on a small scale and other times on a large scale. If I go home at the end of the day feeling like I told a story that moves people, creates positive change, connects people to useful resources and/or each other I feel pretty good! I also think it's a huge perk to be out and about in the community all day learning new things. I'd go crazy if I were attached to a desk.

Role model: My mom! She brings dignity to every person she meets no matter where they are in life.

Most proud of: Spending eight weeks in Papua New Guinea volunteering with a medical mission ship, teaching in schools, and putting on summer camps for children in different villages. In our eyes they have so little, but they're the most joyful and generous people you'll ever meet!

Favorite thing about New Mexico: The Sandias at sunset! And all the outdoor activities. I love to hike and run in the Foothills and Bosque. Oh, and green chili breakfast burritos!

Hidden talent: I'm really good at doing the worm, but I can only do it backward.

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad. No, not just because I live in Albuquerque. That show is gold.

Alma Mater: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Always and forever a Cornhusker.

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Height: 5'3"

Siblings: Kylee, Max and Sam. I'm second oldest. They live all over the country.

Hobbies: Running (recently), yoga, crossfit, biking, visiting breweries, skiing, going to concerts, traveling, and reading.

Favorite food: Sushi! I also love Indian food.

Favorite sports team: Huskers! But as long as there's a good tailgate I'm there.

Favorite concert: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. They covered the entire Dark Side of the Moon album.

Favorite destination: My parent's house! I also love Southern Oregon.

Favorite quote: "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life." - Ronald Reagan

Favorite movies: Fargo, Almost Famous, Walk the Line

Favorite books: "The Reason for God," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," "Unbelievable," "And the Good News Is"," "Mere Christianity"


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