Digital producer @standardex. I tweet about the news and nerdy things. Formerly of @KearneyHub. South Dakota native and @usd alum.

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Digital editor and city reporter for the Kearney Hub in Kearney, Neb. Former regional editor, covering nine counties and supervising a small crew of correspondents. Breaking news, features, crime, courts, education, government -- I can cover them all and make them look good on the web, too.


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@JessicaKokesh — 309 followers, 2,794 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

What does it say about my viewing habits that Netflix thought it was OK to send me a push alert that "Boss Baby" was available to stream.

Nov 22, 2017

“This is a situation that was between these two boys. It was specific between them," Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn said of Tuesday's fatal shooting.

Nov 21, 2017

RT @THR: Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from Pixar after acknowledging "painful" conversat…

Nov 20, 2017

RT @NPREmily: Newsflash: it is not uncommon for a woman to be polite even in uncomfortable situations. That is not a romantic ove…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Working as a reporter for my high school newspaper, Woksape.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Does plucking my cat off my vintage typewriter on my bookcase count? No? Okay.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter. All the fun stuff happens on Twitter, whether it's hilarious hashtags or live tweeting events and breaking news.

Nebraska Press Association

2015 - Best Use of Social Media
1st Place in NPA's Best Use of Social Media for coverage and reader interaction of the death of beloved area teacher and coach.

Nebraska Press Association

2014 - News Writing
1st Place in the NPA News Writing category for coverage of the 2013 Peter Draper child abuse trail in Hastings, Neb.