3rd Annual Texas Funniest Reporter Show Participants

Co-Emcee Dr. John Huber / Host & Executive Producer of Texas Funniest Reporter Show

Dr. John Huber is the Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. A mental health professional for over twenty years, Dr. Huber is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, and he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals. Dr. Huber has appeared on over three hundred top tier radio shows (NBC Radio, CBS, Fox News Radio) and thirty national television programs (ABC, NBC, Spectrum News). In addition Dr. Huber is the host of “Mainstream Mental Health Radio” which is heard nationwide and features interviews with today’s top mental health professionals

Co-Emcee 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.

Kathryn Gisi – Spectrum News -Video Journalist, Capital Tonight on Spectrum News AustinĀ 

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

Chris Fox / Texas State Networks and CBS Radio News

Chris Fox is the Austin Bureau Chief for Texas State Networks and CBS Radio News. Prior to that he was the News Director and Talk Show Host at World Radio Switzerland in Geneva. Chris got his start in Texas back in 2004 as a talk show host at KRLD Radio in Dallas.


One of our featured judges includes:

Matt Bearden is a comedian, writer, and radio personality on 93.7 KLBJ-FM’s (Austin) top-rated morning talk program,The Dudley & Bob with Matt Show.

Matt has performed stand up on Comedy Central, and at exclusive festivals like SXSW, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland) and The HBO Comedy Festival (Las Vegas). He’s also appeared in scripted and non-scripted series for MTV, A&E, PBS and IFC and been a guest on podcasts like Marc Maron’s WTF with Marc Maron and Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies.