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THS graduate new correspondent for KC television show

May 8, 2014

A Tonganoxie High School graduate now can be seen weekday mornings on a Kansas City television show.

Courtenay DeHoff, a 2008 Tonganoxie High School graduate, started in April as a correspondent for the show “Better KC” on KCTV5.

“Better KC” airs from 9-10 a.m. weekdays on the CBS affiliate.

A 2008 Tonganoxie High School graduate, DeHoff worked as a reporter for Rural TV in Nashville, Tenn. While in Nashville, she interviewed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Howard G. Buffett, eldest son of Omaha, Neb., investor Warren Buffett. DeHoff’s interview list also included country music performers Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Merle Haggard and animal expert Jack Hanna.

Internationally, the Robert Bosch Stifung Foundation of Germany named DeHoff one of the top science journalists in North America. She represented the United States at the Euro Science Open Forum in Dublin, Ireland.

She also produced Rural TV and RFD TV’s coverage of the 2012 Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Alberta, Canada and the 2012 Natinoal Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

As an anchor at Oklahoma Horizon TV, she produced several shows. Her story “Who’s Minding the Farm” was featured across the country and played a role in helping overturn the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed agriculture child labor laws.

DeHoff earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University.

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