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Featured Profile: Randy Reeves

Randy Reeves

University of Missouri news expert Randy Reeves oversees a training ground for television journalists.

Reeves is an experienced journalist and producer. He spent seven years producing television newscasts for KSBW-TV in Salinas, California, and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also spent nine years as a small-market radio news and sports director at WYMC-TV in Mayfield, Kentucky. In 2003 Reeves joined the Missouri School of Journalism, teaching classes in broadcast reporting.

Since his arrival at MU, Reeves has played a major role at KOMU-TV, the only university-owned commercial television station in the United States that uses its newsroom as a working lab for journalism students. Reeves served first as managing editor and was later promoted to news director and executive producer. He maintains a delicate balance between managing a news department and running a teaching laboratory for more than 100 students each week.

During Reeves’ tenure, the station has received an Emmy for Overall News Excellence. Also under his leadership, numerous students and faculty have been recognized for broadcast excellence by the Kansas City Press Club and other professional organizations.

Randy Reeves is an associate professor of radio-television journalism and KOMU-TV news director at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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