People are her passion! Jacque Harms love the news business because it lets her serve people, the KNOP-TV News 2 viewers, every day.
Jacque first started working for KNOP-TV in 1982 as a production assistant and janitor! The 4-H Program called “Snoop Crew” opened the journalism door for her as she was exposed to the industry and allowed to write articles for the North Platte Telegraph, and eventually KNOP-TV. Jacque eventually worked her way into a permanent position in the news department, and after a college education at Wayne State College, and stints at other radio and television stations. Jacque gained experience working at KCAU Television in Sioux City, Iowa, and at KNEN –FM in Norfolk Nebraska. Family lured her back to the North Platte region and to the people of Greater Nebraska.
Jacque wears many hats at KNOP-TV as News Director, Executive Producer, Anchor, Reporter, and Photographer. Her favorite stories to tell usually involve children and families. But she is proud of the News 2 coverage of the floods in September of 2013 and the special attention given to the people affected by the Brady tornado in 2000.
Ms. Harms is an award winning journalist, with several Associated Press Awards including two “Mark Twain” awards for outstanding cooperation with the Associated Press. She was also President of the Associated Press Broadcasters in 2002 and 2003.
Jacque is also very committed to the region with her service to the United Way, Red Cross, North Platte Catholic and Public School systems, and her parish, Holy Spirit Catholic Church. When Jacque leaves the newsroom, she often plays the piano and works with young people on small ensembles for competition.