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Former KWWL journalist speaks to Waterloo Schools Foundation

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - CNN producer Ben Bamsey, a former KWWL producer and reporter, delivered the keynote message Thursday morning at the Waterloo Schools Foundation Academic Excellence Breakfast.

The event was held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo.

Bamsey is an eastern Iowa native who graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1994.

After graduating from the University of Iowa, he began his journalism career at KWWL as a news producer and sports reporter. He now resides in Atlanta.

He said he's proud of his Waterloo roots, as his hometown has served as a foundation for all of his endeavors.

"I am indebted to the teachers, coaches and just to the pillars of this community," Bamsey said. "They've really helped shape me as a person and made me a better storyteller, better father, better husband, because I've seen the best here in Waterloo."

Bamsey helped congratulate the 13 Innovative Teaching Grant winners, and said he hopes to stand as a role model for Waterloo Schools students.

The Waterloo Schools Foundation has donated more than $100,000 in Innovative Teaching Grants the past three years.
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