Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Kailyn Reid Enjoying Life Outside TV

Kailyn Reid, courtesy of IBSYSFormer KETV (Cox Channel 9) reporter Kailyn Reid says she misses the TV news business, but that her new job as public information specialist for the Omaha Public School district utilizes many of the same skills.

Reid started her new job with OPS on May 1 after leaving KETV the day before. She had interned at the Omaha ABC affiliate since the summer of 2003 and worked off-and-on part-time over summers, weekends and school breaks while finishing her degree at Drake University. She returned to KETV last July after going to work at KHBS in Fort Smith, Ark., following graduation.

Reid said when a full-time position at KETV was not immediately available, she started looking for other opportunities. Then, shortly after being hired on full-time at KETV as a reporter, she was offered the job at OPS.

"It was really, really hard to leave KETV, but I couldn’t turn this job down," she said. "I'm doing a lot of the same things I did as a reporter - writing press releases, writing and shooting photos for the district newsletter and writing, shooting and editing recruitment videos for the district."

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's nice to know that OPS needs a PR person. Yet another waste of taxpayer money into the bloated fat that is our educational system.

Anonymous said...

No offense meant to Kailyn.

Anonymous said...

I thought that was Luann Nelson's job? Or did she leave OPS?

And why do they need Kailyn when they still have Doug Walker?

And I will never understand why Omaha businesses choose to hire green-as-grass reporters as their PR flacks when there are plenty of experienced "newsies" to choose from.

Anonymous said...

I thought she was a good reporter.

Doesn't Doug Walker do things in the TV department for OPS? Luanne Nelson is still in the media relations office.

Anonymous said...

Kailyn's position is in Luanne Nelson's office (public relations). Doug Walker works in the OPS Career Center.

Anonymous said...

How many people does OPS need to say " No comment"?

Anonymous said...

The Reid and Rangel photos make the FOX 42 team look seasoned.

Anonymous said...

I thought Reid was a great reporter....maybe she wanted the M-F, 9-5 job. I don't blame her.

Anonymous said...

you can work Monday thru Friday, 9 to 5 in television?

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Kailyn

Anonymous said...

If OPS isn't wasting my property tax money lining the pockets of all the shareholders at the law firm of Baird Holm, it is being wasted on a team of PR flacks. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Anonymous said...

I would just like to take this time to say that Lisa Stites is very hot.

Not great on camera. But she'll get better. But at least she's hot.

Anonymous said...

that has nothing to do with what this article is about.

Anonymous said...

This does: Kailyn is quite the babe. I don't think she's married, either. (Stites is, sadly.)

Anonymous said...

Kailyn got married last summer.

Anonymous said...

Thank God! Now can we stop acting like horndogs and get back to the issue at hand. Please people; you remind me of a bunch of deprived "gamers".

Anonymous said...

Lisa Stites is not married. She's engaged though.

The Newsplex said...

Thanks for clarifying that, Lisa.

Anonymous said...

Kailyn is cute in a Jodie Foster (circa "Little Man Tate", before we knew she was into chicks) or a Maura Tierney sort of way. "Hot" might be a bit of a stretch. Julie Cornell is aging nicely, though. Sort of how Laura Branigan did, God rest her soul.

Obbop said...

Blubbery Old Coot(tm) is HOT in a wrinkly decrepit shanty-bound sorta' way.

And, Old Coot ain't married.

Agree with those above mentioning the waste of tax payer dollars.

Only hope for public education is to divorce it from politics, government and government bureaucrats. If this isn't done the entire educational system will continue to fail at many levels.

Dare to mumble "educational community" at the odiferous ornery' Obbop and expect to be bitten on or about thine ankles in a non-friendly manner.

Craven Moorehead said...

who is blubery ild coot????

Anonymous said...

Kailyn was one of KETV's best reporters--she'll definitely be missed at Channel 7. But good for her on the new job! She'll do equally well in public relations.

Anonymous said...

obbop: You forgot to also divorce public education from the teacher's unions. Their primary concern is teachers, not students.

Suomynona said...

Ever notice how whenever someone leaves a station here in the big O, there's ALWAYS a post on how he/she was the best reporter that station X ever had!
As reliable as the sun rising in the east......

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm glad that female reporters' merit is based on how attractive they are now...

Anonymous said...

hey 8:03,

That's the way it's always been, toots. Viewers stop flipping channels to see what the pretty lady has to say....for 14 seconds, then they start flipping again.