Stephanie Hedrick

News Director

Stephanie Hedrick joined the 10/11 and NBC Nebraska News Team as News Director in June 2013. Stephanie has been in the Gray Television family for a long time.

Stephanie and her husband, Tyler, are happy to call Nebraska home. Stephanie’s husband grew up in Iowa and has always told her how welcoming the Midwest really is – something she’s already discovered.

Her passion for news developed when she was just a teenager living in the Piney Woods of East Texas in Kilgore.

She graduated from Baylor University in 2005. (That’s why you will find her rooting for RG3 and the Washington Redskins.)

She also had wonderful opportunities to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, Haiti, and to intern at ABC's Good Morning America in New York.

After college, Stephanie's enthusiasm for international travel took her to Thailand where she taught English at the Chitralada Palace School in Bangkok.

Her passion for journalism pulled her back to Central Texas, to KWTX, in Waco, where she produced, reported and anchored.

As a reporter, she’s covered the 2009 Fort Hood Shootings, the humanitarian efforts on the ground in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and, as Executive Producer, helped cover the 2013 West, Texas Plant Explosion.

In 2015, Stephanie and Tyler welcomed their first child, Barron, into the world.

When not in the newsroom, you will probably find her in the kitchen trying out a new recipe or enjoying cuddling with Barron, and their dogs, Ronko and Piper.


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