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February 19, 2010

KAKE news anchor to speak at Cowley


Famed television journalist, Larry Hatteberg, will speak to students in Cowley College’s journalism and communication classes Monday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room. Hatteberg will discuss the art of storytelling.
Hatteberg grew up in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School. He attended Kansas State Teachers College and Wichita State University before starting at KAKE Television in Wichita in 1963. He has held nearly every position in the KAKE newsroom and currently co-anchors KAKE News at Five.
Hatteberg has distinguished himself with his ability to communicate visually, letting his subjects tell their story. His "Hatteberg's People" series is the longest running television feature in Kansas and his book "Larry Hatteberg's Kansas People" spent weeks on the state's best-selling list.
He has done stories on several individuals from around the Cowley County area, including Jeff Henderson, Stan Herd, Buddy Shannon, and former Cowley College instructor Gary Gackstatter.
Meg Smith, Cowley College’s director of journalism/Cowley Press advisor, is looking forward to having Hatteberg speak to her students.
“Here is this very impressive professional newsman who tells these amazing stories about ordinary people in an amazing way.” Smith said. “I am just thrilled he is willing to come here to talk to students about telling stories and how to make it in this industry.”
Hatteberg has received more than 100 local, state and national awards for news photography and reporting and is Kansas' most honored journalist.