David “Scoop” Peery

What do you do? I am retired. I do participate in conservation groups, two canoe clubs, Democratic Party activities, church activities (Unitarian Universalist) and other civic groups. How did you get your job? My last (more than) full-time job was owner, editor and publisher of the Smithville (Mo.) Lake Herald, a weekly community newspaper just … Continued

Gene Hartley

Describe your television station and what makes it an interesting place to work. It’s the top-rated news station in Springfield and has been for most of its 50 years. Employees tend to stay quite a while; they care about each other and doing quality work, as well as offering good community service. Best professional lesson … Continued

Stacy Burks Howard

What do you do? I am the Southwest District office director for U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond. I oversee a staff of three, listen to phone calls and answer questions for constituents, make travel arrangements for the Senator, and attend various meetings on his behalf. I also maintain a working relationship with media markets … Continued