McKenna is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in multimedia journalism.
In college, she was a producer for the campus news broadcast.
McKenna joined Star City News in July 2021. She is excited to be starting her reporting career with Star City Broadcasting!
She is a dedicated volunteer at several non-profits and an alumna of the co-ed national community service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.
When McKenna isn’t reporting, you can find her trying out a new recipe, at a yoga class, or looking for the best oat milk latte in town.
ANCHOR - Scott Beadle
Scott is from Big Sky Country -- the beautiful state of Montana.
He got his start in TV news at his hometown NBC station, working as a reporter, producer, and anchor. Some of his most memorable assignments there include going on a Big Sky Honor Flight with World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.; a rockslide that shut down the Beartooth Highway, the famous scenic road to Yellowstone National Park; and a colorful four-way U.S. Senate race. He has also anchored for stations in Florida, Louisiana, and Utah.
Scott graduated from Wheaton College in the west suburbs of Chicago, playing on the ice hockey club team and several intramural teams, as well as singing in the Men's Glee Club.
When he's not at the office, you might find him watching a football or hockey game, at the gym, on a hike, or planning his next international adventure.
ANCHOR - Anne Imanuel
Anne is from Ft. Myers, Florida and has worked at TV stations all across the Sunshine State. Most recently she was an anchor in Tampa. She's also anchored in Tallahassee, Gainesville, and worked as a reporter in Ft. Myers.
Her work has been recognized by several first place awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Anne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida and was inducted into the UF Hall of Fame.
Anne is committed to volunteering and has dedicated her time to a number of organizations including the American Cancer Society and animal rescue groups.
She has her very own rescue best friend! He’s a Pomeranian-poodle mix who she tries to spend as much time as possible with. Anne also enjoys reading, going to the gym (ok, she doesn’t love the gym but she goes anyway!), and traveling with her husband, Michael.
CHIEF METEOROLOGIST - Kris Sommers
Kris was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa. From a young age, he was always interested in the changing weather.
Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. During his junior year, he worked an internship at a TV station in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, Kris was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill-in work for the weather department. He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist and spent six years in that capacity. Kris then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for seven years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.
When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing, working out, and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games.
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