Hello Iowa! I'm Kera Mashek, and I couldn't be happier to publish the next chapter in my television news career here. I started with KWWL in June 2010.
My television career has kept me close to my Midwestern roots. I started in Quincy, Ill., as a reporter/photographer for KHQA. While there, I also had the chance to fill in as both a news and weather anchor. After a year, I left the land of Lincoln for tornado alley. KSN-TV brought me on board to help relaunch its bureau in Great Bend, Kan. I spent two-and-a-half years covering the news of more than a dozen central Kansas counties, chasing storms and occasionally filling in at the station's Wichita office.
I'm a native of Elsberry, Missouri, where my dad spent decades in the family nursery business and my mom owned a catering business. I traveled just more than an hour south of home to attend college at Webster University-St. Louis, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and a psychology minor in May 2006. During my college years, I worked with the campus radio and television stations, and interned at CW-11 News in St. Louis. I also served as an on-air volunteer for Minds Eye Radio, a station serving the blind and print disabled. I completed my Master of Arts degree in communications management through Webster in May 2011.
Just two weeks after being handed my undergraduate diploma, I married my best friend Floyd. We welcomed our first child, a baby boy named Drake, in December 2011. We also have an awesome puggle (pug/beagle mix) dog named Aleah and currently live in Waterloo. Our family enjoys going for walks through our neighborhood, being involved in our church and volunteering in the local community.
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