Our upcoming season of Omaha Fashion Week is less than TWO WEEKS AWAY, and we are thrilled to announce our all-star line up of emcees from KETV NewsWatch 7 who will keep us entertained August 20th-25th!
Alexandra Stone joined the KETV team in July 2014. She comes to Omaha from Amarillo, Texas where she anchored the morning show Today in Amarillo, and reported on city politics, the historic drought, and large area wildfires. Alexandra was born and raised in Des Moines Iowa, and she’s happy to be back near her home! She is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Journalism. Alexandra’s lifetime love of writing and great stories is what drew her to journalism. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys traveling, cooking, water sports, and spending lots of time with her friends and family!
James Wilcox joined KETV Newswatch 7 in March of 2017. He grew up in southern Minnesota and received a degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University. James says, “I love my job and love telling stories that have an impact. News isn’t always good, so whenever possible I push for stories that bring something positive or spur change.” An award-winning journalist, James has been honored by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, the Minnesota Associated Press, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a regional Emmy nomination for his investigative report looking into the growing number of homeless youth in Rochester. He’s also been recognized by the Associated Press in Both New York and Nebraska.
Camila Orti joined the KETV Newswatch 7 team in June of 2015, but she got her first taste of KETV back in 2012 as an intern. She previously worked as a reporter in Lincoln for KLKN-TV, where she covered everything from local politics at the Capitol to devastating tornado damage in rural communities across the state. She was raised in Lincoln, and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Although Camila grew up in Lincoln, her roots are in South America. Her entire family, including her parents, are from Argentina, and she loves embracing her language and culture. When she isn't telling stories, you can find Camila running on the city's trails, trying out a new Pinterest recipe or playing with her dog, Oso.
Laurann Robinson has been reporting for KETV NewsWatch 7 for the past two years. Originally from Los Angeles, the reporter has spent nearly the past four years in the Midwest. Robinson considers herself to be just like her mother, who also studied journalism and was a news reporter. As a graduate of the University of Arizona, Robinson is a huge fan of Wildcat basketball and football! When she isn’t reporting, Robinson enjoys eating exotic foods and chatting with her family back in California. Robinson is a thrill seeker and whether it’s surfing, snowboarding, or skydiving, she loves adventure!
Chinh Doan is a passionate storyteller who hopes her personal story will inspire others to work hard and be kind. Born in Vietnam, Chinh moved to the United States when she was four. She learned how to speak English by reading the local newspaper and watching the news, which also inspired her passion for journalism. Chinh has been an anchor/reporter for KETV NewsWatch 7 since 2013. Chinh keeps herself busy, as she is involved in several different organizations outside of work. In her limited free time, she loves to volunteer, try new foods, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Erin Hassanzadeh joined the First News Team in January 2017. Erin comes straight to Omaha from Seoul, South Korea after finishing a two year Fulbright grant. During her stint in Korea she lived with a host family for a year, fell in love with kimchi and traveled extensively throughout Asia. While she may be new to Omaha, she's no stranger to the Midwest. Erin grew up in the Twin Cities and attended Drake University in Des Moines receiving dual degrees in sociology and broadcast news with high honors. Erin has also lived in Italy and traveled extensively throughout Europe. She has also made her way to Iran, her father's home country. Because of her international experiences, Erin loves keeping up with global news but she's just as passionate about covering local stories that happen down the street!