Derek Kopp

Sports Anchor/Video Journalist

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derek.kopp@nbcneb.com

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Derek Kopp joined the NBC Nebraska Sports Team in August 2016. He anchors sports at 6 & 10 p.m. on KNOP-TV.

A native of Parker, Colorado, Derek Kopp graduated from Louisiana State University with his Bachelor degree in the arts of mass communication with a focus on broadcast journalism. Derek worked for the student media on the LSU campus from his freshman year through graduation. While with student media Derek covered all LSU sporting events from LSU football to LSU diving.

Derek also spent his summers interning at various stations. He helped interview current Wyoming coach and former Nebraska player Craig Bohl while with Altitude sports and was able to cover New Orleans Saints training camp and preseason with WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. Along with Saints football, Derek also got the chance to be a part of the WAFB Sportsline Summer Camp High School football preview team, getting his first real taste of high school football.

Outside of the studio you can find Derek playing golf, working out, playing video games, or rooting for his favorite sports teams (LSU, Green Bay Packers, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets). Derek is thrilled about the opportunity to live and report in Nebraska, and isn’t afraid to change his attire from purple and gold to red and white (but don’t hold it against him if he can’t). Please feel free to reach out to share a sports story, debate about various sports or to just say hi.


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