Kallie Koester - FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield MO source for News and Weather

Kallie Koester

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  • David Koeller

    David Koeller

    I joined the FOX 5 team in September of 2012 as the start of a budding news and weather team. Weather has been my passion from the age of 5 when I witnessed a tornado touch down not far from my home in Colorado Springs. Since then, I have always been fascinated with forecasting, weather patterns, and especially extreme weather, and understanding why it happens. 

    I joined the FOX 5 team in September of 2012 as the start of a budding news and weather team. Weather has been my passion from the age of 5 when I witnessed a tornado touch down not far from my home in Colorado Springs. Since then, I have always been fascinated with forecasting, weather patterns, and especially extreme weather, and understanding why it happens. 

  • Lakyn McGee

    Lakyn McGee

    Lakyn McGee joined the Fox 5 News Team as a Reporter in December 2016. She’s no stranger to the Ozarks. Growing up, Lakyn attended school at Gainesville, MO where she was active in sports, Drama Club, and The Bulldog Update. She graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre. While there, she anchored for the Emmy-award winning show Ozarks News Brief. Lakyn got her love of telling stories by performing in school plays and writing. 

    Lakyn McGee joined the Fox 5 News Team as a Reporter in December 2016. She’s no stranger to the Ozarks. Growing up, Lakyn attended school at Gainesville, MO where she was active in sports, Drama Club, and The Bulldog Update. She graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre. While there, she anchored for the Emmy-award winning show Ozarks News Brief. Lakyn got her love of telling stories by performing in school plays and writing. 

  • John Adams

    John Adams

    I was born and raised here in Springfield, Missouri and have always loved the Ozarks. In 2014 I graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Missouri State University, and started with Fox 5 KRBK as an overnight Master Control Operator. It wasn’t long before I was able to transition into the News Department, where I have been working full-time since 2015.

    I was born and raised here in Springfield, Missouri and have always loved the Ozarks. In 2014 I graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Missouri State University, and started with Fox 5 KRBK as an overnight Master Control Operator. It wasn’t long before I was able to transition into the News Department, where I have been working full-time since 2015.

  • Jeff Houghton

    Jeff Houghton

    I am originally from Iowa City, IA, but moved to Springfield chasing love. My girlfriend at the time, who is now my wife, is from here. As crazy as it sounds to me, I’ve now been here for eleven years. I graduated from the University of Iowa, and moved to New York after that to intern for the Late Show with David Letterman where I made copies, went on errands, and appeared in sketches, but mostly made copies and went on errands. 

    I am originally from Iowa City, IA, but moved to Springfield chasing love. My girlfriend at the time, who is now my wife, is from here. As crazy as it sounds to me, I’ve now been here for eleven years. I graduated from the University of Iowa, and moved to New York after that to intern for the Late Show with David Letterman where I made copies, went on errands, and appeared in sketches, but mostly made copies and went on errands. 

  • J. Fotsch

    J. Fotsch

    I’ve worked in radio at Power 96.5 now for 13 years and host the morning show “Fotsch’s Morning Buzz” weekdays from 6-10am.  I also joined the Fox 5 team in October 2012… since then I’ve been “Discovering the Ozarks” and “Ambushing” people all around the Springfield area! I’m from St. Louis but have lived in Springfield since 1998. 

    I’ve worked in radio at Power 96.5 now for 13 years and host the morning show “Fotsch’s Morning Buzz” weekdays from 6-10am.  I also joined the Fox 5 team in October 2012… since then I’ve been “Discovering the Ozarks” and “Ambushing” people all around the Springfield area! I’m from St. Louis but have lived in Springfield since 1998. 

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    About Us

    FOX 5 KRBK is the Ozarks local FOX affiliate, as well as the local Me-TV affiliate. We are proud to be part of the Springfield and Ozarks communities! 

    FOX 5 KRBK is the Ozarks local FOX affiliate, as well as the local Me-TV affiliate. We are proud to be part of the Springfield and Ozarks communities! 

Kallie Koester believes that growing up in a rural city highlights the best of both worlds – the small, simple world of a tight-knit community where greeting others on a first name basis comes naturally, and a large, industrialized world with a buzzing downtown atmosphere that welcomes creativity and ingenuity. Here in the Midwest is where she’s found her inspiration and values. Originally from Effingham, Illinois, Kallie’s excited to continue her work in the Ozarks which boasts several of the principles listed above. 

In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Eastern Illinois University. While at EIU, Kallie worked on the Emmy-award winning PBS affiliate, WEIU News Watch, as an anchor and reporter. From there, she’s been honored with multiple awards and recognition. Her news packages involving controversial road construction as well as coverage of a devastating business fire received first and second place SCJ awards in television news. 

In her free time, Kallie loves finding new restaurants, shopping for clothes, watching Cardinals baseball, and exploring the beautiful outdoors.

Always the one to have an answer, Kallie’s found that there’s more to an answer than the answer itself. There’s a story within each answer – rich history, insightful knowledge, and unexpected adventure. She’s here to tell that story and give that answer -- and hopes the next story is your story!

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  • Signal Reception Help

    Signal Reception Help

    Signal Reception Help This page was created to help viewers receive FOX 5 KRBK, Me-TV and MOVIES! Network, as well as answer a few frequently asked questions.  If you are an over-the-air antenna viewer, and have not found FOX 5 KRBK 49.1, Me-TV 49.2, MOVIES! Network 49.3, or Ion 49.4 on your television, please start by running a Channel Scan.

    This page was created to help viewers receive FOX 5 KRBK, Me-TV, MOVIES! Network & Ion, as well as answer a few frequently asked questions. 

    If you are an over-the-air antenna viewer, and have not found FOX 5 KRBK 49.1, Me-TV 49.2, MOVIES! Network 49.3 or Ion 49.4 on your television, please start by running a Channel Scan.

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