”Everyone’s situation is unique, but no one should feel alone,” says Brian Sather, KCCI’s GM. “Our goal is to connect people with others who want to help.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, food insecurity has doubled in general and tripled for households with children in Iowa. “The generosity of our viewers demonstrates the power of local broadcasters to help meet the critical needs in their communities,” said Brian Sather, KCCI’s general manager.
Tonight, KCCI is hosting a virtual forum with Black collegiate athletes in Iowa to share insights about the stereotypes and micro aggressions they face.
This forum marks one of the first times Iowa leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have sat down together for an extensive conversation on the racial inequality in Iowa they hope to change.
“Having grown up in rural Iowa, I am familiar with the practice of one neighbor helping another so I am not surprised by the generosity of Iowans and their desire to help their neighbors in need,” said Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa’s president.
“What people will see is graphics and a clearer presentation. These will make our stories and severe weather coverage easier to follow,” said Allison Smith, KCCI’s news director.
“The visual part of storytelling has long been a hallmark here at KCCI, and a recognizable part of what makes us ‘Iowa’s News Leader’,” said Donna Smith, KCCI chief photographer.