Emcee’s- Dr. John Huber & LeAnn .Wallace is the winner of the First Texas Funniest Reporter Show
LeAnn Wallace joined the Spectrum News team in 2012, and for the past six years, has loved being a part of a 24-hour news team that ensures their viewers never miss a beat. Believe it or not, aside from being a cutting-edge reporter, LeAnn also won The First Texas Funniest Reporter Show. She’s your go-to person when you’re in need of a traffic update and a laugh at the same time. When LeAnn isn’t covering the latest news, you can find her practicing yoga or planning her next getaway!
Jordan Hicks Spectrum News (Returning Champ- Not Competing)- 6 to 8 minute set
Jordan Hicks is a Cajun country transplant living in the Lone Star State since 2016. When it comes to his work, Jordan finds inspiration through the people he meets and the ability to share their story. Jordan is a self-proclaimed professional television binge watcher, food truck connoisseur, and lifelong Carolina Panthers fan. So, when he’s not at the news desk, it’s a safe bet that you can find him in front of a TV with his pup, Dexter, or on the search for the latest and greatest food truck to hit the city of Austin. Jordan is also the Winner of The 2nd Annual Texas Funniest Reporter Show.
James Renovitch Web Editor Austin Chronicle
James Renovitch has been with the Austin Chronicle since 2002 and has reported on movies, video games, tech, and other topics. He is now the Web Editor and is forced to interact with people on social media with disheartening regularity.
Iain Oldman Reporter – Northwest Austin Community Impact Newspaper
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper’s flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the reporter for Northwest Austin.
Tony Cantu Editor Patch.com, Austin
Tony Cantu is the editor of Austin region for Patch — including the outlying communities of Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock. He started my career at the San Antonio Light before an expanded internship at the Wall Street Journal inspired me to pursue business writing for many years at such publications as the San Antonio Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal, Hispanic Business and others.
Jeff Barker, CBS Austin- KEYE Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter.
Jeff Barker joined CBS Austin in October 2017 as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. A 2015 University of Texas graduate, Jeff is happy to be back in Austin after two-plus years at the Fox/NBC affiliate in Jackson, MS where he covered everything from SEC Football to local high school sports. A self-described “sports nerd”, Jeff believes it’s the stories of perseverance and overcoming adversity that make sports great.
Kathryn Gisi – Spectrum News -Video Journalist, Capital Tonight on Spectrum News Austin
Kathryn Gisi is a multimedia journalist who has followed her reporting dreams across the country and back telling stories wholeheartedly. Today, Kathryn is reporting for Capital Tonight on Spectrum News Austin. As an Austinite, Kathryn is passionate about being able to contribute her own reporting to the city she loves so much. When not in the newsroom or at the Capitol, it’s a safe bet that Kathryn’s on or around her yoga mat