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James A. Hollis

James A. Hollis, American broadcast news director, anchorman. Recipient Headliner award Atlantic City Press Club, 1974, 75. Member advisory committee Kansas State University department journalism, Manhattan. 1982-1986. Member Association News Broadcasters Kansas, Associated Press Broadcasters (board directors since 1985, chairman awards committee since 1985). Lodges: Elks.

Background

  • Hollis, James A. was born on October 17, 1935 in Neodesha, Kansas, United States. Son of Clifford A. Hollis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Humanities, Kansas State University, 1957. Postgraduate, Pittsburgh State University, 1966.

    Career

    • Newscaster Station KIND, Independence, Kansas, summer 1956, Station KMAN, Manhattan, 1956-1957, Station KOAM-television, Pittsburgh, 1959-1969. Anchorman Station WIBW-television, Topeka, since 1969. News director Station WIBW-AM-FM-television, since 1979.

      Adjunct teacher journalism Washburn University, Topeka, 1977-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: collecting and appraising American Indian artifacts, tennis.

    Membership

    Member advisory committee Kansas State University department journalism, Manhattan. 1982-1986. Member Association News Broadcasters Kansas, Associated Press Broadcasters (board directors since 1985, chairman awards committee since 1985). Lodges: Elks.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: collecting and appraising American Indian artifacts, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Carol L. Zacarello, May 28, 1960. 1 child, Bryan.
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    Born October 17, 1935
    • 1957
      Kansas State University
    • 1966
      Pittsburgh State University
    • 1956 - 1957
      Newscaster Station KIND
      Independence, Ohio, United States
    • 1959 - 1969
      Newscaster Station KIND
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1969
      anchorman Station WIBW-television
      Topeka, Kansas, United States
    • 1979
      news director, Station WIBW-Master of Arts-FM-television

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