Brittany Michaleson joined KCBD in January of 2021. She is a multimedia journalist who loves meeting new people and sharing their stories. She grew up not too far from the Hub City, in Plains, Texas, watching NewsChannel 11 and is excited to start her career with such a respected team.
Her passion for journalism began in high school, competing on the UIL team. She took that passion to Lubbock Christian University, where she wrote for The Duster Today, hosted several radio shows, and studied abroad in Avila, Spain. Her final semester, she was an intern in Washington, D. C., at the Voice of America in the Latin American Division for a weekly show called Venezuela 360. She graduated in 2020 with a degree in Mass Communications and minors in Spanish and Linguistics.
A native West Texan, Brittany loves being a part of the Lubbock community and is excited to kickstart her career sharing your stories.
With the help of longtime Texas Tech booster Terry Fuller, members of the fan forum recently established the Matt Adams Scholarship Endowment for Men’s Basketball in his honor. The group hopes to raise $100,000 to support a permanent scholarship for a member of the team.
Brownfield ISD Superintendent Chris Smith says Adams really exemplifies Texas Tech’s motto, ‘From here, it’s possible.’ He expects many folks in Brownfield will be getting their season tickets to support the coach.
Vikram Baliga, Texas Tech University Greenhouse and Horticultural gardens manager, says with the combination of extreme temperature fluctuations this year and a dry 2020, he’s expecting plants to see a lot of damage. But he also says don’t panic yet.
On March 30, 1981, a man shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan. 40 years later, Media and Communications professor Bill Dean says many don’t realize Lubbock’s connection to John Hinckley Jr., the man behind the gun.
At Texas Tech, he’s one of the highest-paid basketball coaches in the country. If several Lubbock businesses have their way, it’ll be tough for Head Basketball Coach Chris Beard to spend any of that money for food and services locally.
General manager, Drew Morrison, says the owners are wanting to expand every aspect of general aviation in Lubbock. Morrison says the opportunity for improvements comes at the perfect time, as general aviation is just taking off.
Instructor at 10 10 Defense, Kristi Wuensche, says because Stewart was aware of her surroundings, she was able to notice someone was following her, adding that mental defense is the best insurance policy.
Allison Matherly with the Lubbock Police Department says police are actively investigating several disappearances. Even if it seems inconsequential, she says the smallest detail can make a huge difference.
Joyland will open for its 49th season on Saturday, March 13. Owner David Dean is hoping for a comeback, after facing many trials last year. The park shut down for two months when the pandemic began, opened at limited capacity in June, only to close the next month because of severe storm damage.