Michelle Parker began her career in the film department at KCCI Des Moines in 1977. She joined the news department as a reporter in 1979, becoming one of Iowa’s first female African-American reporters.
KCCI reporter Michelle Parker was posthumously inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association (IBA) Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual business meeting on Sept. 29.
KCCI is Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines.
On May 4, 2008, Parker died following a heart attack while preparing for a newscast at KCCI at the age of 52. Parker grew up in Des Moines and attended Grandview University and Drake University.
“Michelle was a trailblazer, and her legacy continues to impact us at KCCI,” says Brian Sather, KCCI’s GM. “She was known for her generosity, journalistic integrity, and ability to cover events big and small with her unique personal touch. She set an example for journalists through her positivity and wide-ranging storytelling skills. We’re so proud of her memory and gratified that IBA is recognizing her.”
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KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, also has an opening for an experienced Technical Director for the station’s live, fast-paced newscasts. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience as a TD and extensive knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities. Click here for more specifics and how to apply.
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