Growing up in Michigan, Devon knows the ins and outs of the Midwest. From the harsh winters to the summers at the lake, she was born and raised in a place similar to Kansas.
She then headed south to become a Mizzou Tiger and studied Broadcast Journalism. She worked on television literacy research and wrote a scholarly article published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She then presented her work at a summer conference in Chicago alongside graduate students and professionals.
Devon spent a summer working in Detroit at ABC-affiliate WXYZ with the Special Projects team. She worked alongside investigative reporters and producers on major stories including Kwame Kilpatrick’s allegations and former Boy Scouts of America leaders who had not been charged for documented crimes.
She worked as a reporter, anchor and producer at NBC-affiliate KOMU for several years during her time at Mizzou and as a reporter for NPR-affiliate KBIA. Her favorite stories were the ones where she could help make a difference in real people’s lives. Some of her work sparked city and law enforcement investigations leading to fixing terrible conditions for people in need. She traveled to Joplin covering the anniversary of the deadly tornado and won a Kansas City Press Club award for her coverage with a team of journalists. She graduated from Mizzou with honors and a multicultural certificate.
Then she crossed enemy lines and came to Kansas to work for the top station in the area as a Multimedia Reporter. She joined the Eyewitness News team in June of 2014 working both weekdays and weekends.
She grew up as a competitive dancer so when she’s not working, you’ll probably find her using her dance background in workouts, reading novels and enjoying nice weather outside (when it’s here).
Devon would love to hear from you! You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet her @KWCHDevon to tell her what you want to see covered, or just what you love about Wichita.