Sydney Kessler joined the KCBD team in late July of 2017 and is eager to bring the latest breaking news and updates to the West Texas region.
Sydney came from Southern Illinois where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television, and two minors, Political Science and Communication Studies. While in school she worked at two TV stations, WSIU as a reporter and anchor, and WSIL as their weekend producer. Covering everything from shootings, tornados and the budget crisis, Sydney is excited to see what her time in Texas will hold for her.
Her passion for TV news began when she was a young girl watching Peter Jennings and Martha Raddatz break news and change lives through a screen and she remembers telling her dad that she wanted to be just like them. Sydney grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with her younger sister and parents, both of whom inspired her love for travel. Having been to Qatar and Costa Rica, her dream is to one-day backpack across Europe. She also loves to hike and camp, and during her free time, you can usually find her watching live music.
Motivated and determined, Sydney is looking forward to finding and sharing the essential stories with the Lubbock region.
If you have any story ideas that you think are newsworthy, please send them over to Sydney at SKessler@kcbd.com and let her take a look.
They sell your children sweet treats in the summer, but how do you know they're safe? This summer more than 50 ice cream trucks will be hitting the road here in Lubbock, but not all are legally allowed to be here.
City officials tell the KCBD Investigates Team that they may have to bus employees to and from Citizen’s Tower during the first few months of work, because with the addition of the other offices, there is simply not enough space for everyone to park.
Thanks to UMC doctors, his daily routine has been changed, for the better. "Yeah it changed his life," says his mom. "Like he can play sports and everything. He can do normal life things now and play and he's a happy kid."
It has been 10 years since the City of Lubbock voted 'yes' to allow the sale of packaged alcohol inside city limits. We asked police and former city leaders to look back on the changes made since that historic vote.
The county is reversing its stance. County Commissioner Bill McCay has released the compiled tabulation sheets for the $99 million bond election. The Investigates Team was previously told the individual tabulation sheets for the bond election would not be released.
Voting is underway for a proposed $99 million road bond election. A year ago, 3 engineering firms were pre-qualified for those engineering designs. We spoke with County Engineer Jennifer Davidson to learn more about those qualification standards, and why the final results aren't public information.
Every day Lubbock police are hard at work, but there is one group of officers many don’t know about.Within the Lubbock Police Department there are 6 individuals who have brought the love of horseback riding into their career.
If you drive by Downtown Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Hall often, you can see the progress being made. A construction team of nearly 300 workers are responsible for that progress, and hope to present the hall to Lubbock in less than a year and a half.
This year Homer Jones turns 96. He has been married for 72 years, and been a father to 5 children. He's lived a quiet family life that makes it hard for one to believe he was held prisoner for 4 months, and escaped through Germany in the dead of winter, without shoes.