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anchorman , broadcast news director

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, 1965-1966.

Career

Newscaster, Station KIND, Independence, Kansas, summer 1956;newscaster, Station KMAN, Manhattan, Kansas, 1956-1957;newscaster, Station KOAM-television, Pittsburgh, Kansas, 1959-1969;anchorman, Station WIBW-television, Topeka, since 1969;news director, Station WIBW-AM-FM-television, Topeka, since 1979. Adjunct teacher journalism Washburn U., Topeka, 1977-1979.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting and appraising American Indian artifacts, tennis.

Connections

Married Carol L. Zacarello, May 28, 1960. 1 child, Bryan.

father:
Clifford A. Hollis Hollis

spouse:
Carol L. Zacarello

child:
Bryan Hollis