October 28, 2003
KMOV Channel 4 hires new morning reporter
St. Louis, MO --KMOV Channel 4 News Director Marty Van Housen announced the hiring of Jeff Lea as a weekday Reporter on "News 4 This Morning."
Lea (pronounced lee) will be a reporter for the "News 4 This Morning" team from
5:30-8:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, beginning Tuesday, October 28. Lea joins KMOV from KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was an award-winning general assignment reporter for six years. Lea came to KTUL from KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas, where he was also a general assignment reporter. He began his career there after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Texas Christian University. His many awards include a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
"Jeff is a great storyteller and a strong reporter who handles himself extremely well in live situations," said Marty Van Housen, News Director of KMOV-TV. "He will make a great addition to our 'News 4 This Morning' team."
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