KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports Anchor Jenn Bates is named the eighth most influential person in Wichita sports by the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. As the main sports anchor on KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, Bates’ sports segments are viewed by hundreds of thousands of Kansans. She can also be heard on the radio, with a weekly segment on The Shane Dennis Show and as fill-in host for Sports Daily.
“It’s not often that you will find someone as talented as Jenn,” KWCH 12 News Director Brian Gregory said. “She knows more about sports than most people in our building and more importantly she’s able to use that knowledge tell the viewers a story rather than just deliver a score. We’re lucky to have her.”
Since joining the Eyewitness Sports team in 2008, Bates has covered a BCS bowl game, back-to-back Final Fours, and an All-Star Game.
Bates is the highest ranked television broadcaster on the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame list and the only one in the top 10. Former Eyewitness Sports Anchor Bruce Haertl is the next highest ranked television broadcaster at 11.
Bates discussed the honor and Wichita sports on KGSO July 17.