Sharon Behl Brooks ’74 inducted into broadcasters hall of fame

Congratulations to Sharon Behl Brooks ’74 who was recognized August 10, 2021, for being inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame!

Behl Brooks began as a part-time news and weather reporter at KHAS TV in Hastings in 1973 while attending Hastings College, before being hired full-time in 1974. In 1976, she was promoted to news director, becoming the first woman in the state of Nebraska to hold that position at a TV station. She came to Hastings College to teach in 1979 — and stayed for nearly four decades, retiring in 2016.

Thank you to Dan Peters ’02 for managing the nominating process and helping produce the video shared below, Alicia O’Donnell ’96 for research and writing, Chase Wheeler ’11 of 281 Studios for producing the video, Angela Keen-Tabije ’92 for doing the voiceover, and to all the alumni and friends who provided support and input.

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