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Kyle Ocker

Centerville, IA
Editor, DailyIowegian and Managing Editor, Knoxville Journal-Express — Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express
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Editor of the Centerville @DailyIowegian. Centerville High School alumni. Iowa Newspaper Association All-State committee member. 🏒 Hockey Fan #GoBlues

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Since March 2011 (a few weeks before graduating high school) I was hired to lead the Daily Iowegian's sports coverage and online endeavors. (The Daily Iowegian is a five-day newspaper in southern Iowa.)

My main task is covering the sports of five area high schools and one community college. I als...

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@Kyle_Ocker — 640 followers, 7,853 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

RT @DailyIowegian: The Centerville Community School District will close 2 hours early on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd due to heat.

Sep 19, 2017

So the amber alert issued around 4 p.m., for the girls abducted around 7:30 a.m., and didn't hit phones until around 7 p.m., is cancelled.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I began as an intern, taking odd-ball assignments and honing my skills as a sports photographer.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I have used everything from TextEdit to the entire Adobe suite of programs. As far as tools, anything technological.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter, with short-and-sweet tweets.