About Us

OUR TEAM

 

Dana Buckingham
Executive News and Public Affairs Producer

Dana began his career as a broadcast journalist in 1974 as the Student News and Public Affairs Director for KUSD Radio at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He went on to work as a News Director and reporter for radio stations in Yankton, South Dakota and in Oskaloosa, LeMars, and Twin Lakes Iowa during the 1970s and 1980s. He has had several reports broadcast nationwide in his career as a radio reporter over both National Public Radio and the ABC Radio Network. Today, Dana produces and anchors the morning newscasts on KVNO and serves as KVNO’s Executive News and Public Affairs Producer while supervising KVNO’s student reporters.
 


 

Melissa Dundis
Music Director

Melissa’s passion is working in broadcasting and reaching out to others through music. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music education while studying classical guitar at UNO. She serves as our weekday afternoon host, creates playlists, scripts, art stories, and runs KVNO’s Classical Kids program. She loves reading and writing folk songs in her free time.
 


 

Corbin Hirschhorn
Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Originally from the New York metro area, Corbin has become fascinated by Omaha’s dynamic arts community. He writes, edits, and produces Arts at 8:30, interviewing prominent artists and performers to cover upcoming events in the area.
 


 

Emily White
Student Reporter

Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication, Emily reports on political and current events news within the Omaha metro area. She aims to both educate and captivate listeners through storytelling.
 


 

Jeff Turner
Student Reporter

Jeff is a hard news reporter that has been with KVNO since January 2018. He is in the Writer’s Workshop and has a fascination with stories with a pulse.
 


 

 

OUR VISION

 

KVNO News

KVNO News is committed to providing in-depth coverage of issues important to our Omaha community, our state and our region. Whether it’s breaking news, ongoing coverage of civic issues or investigative reporting of public entities, the mission of our newsroom is to provide context, perspective and a complete story. Our goal is to accurately inform our community to increase understanding. We also consider it part of our mission to report on underserved communities and bring issues to light that do not receive mainstream coverage. Read More
 


 
KVNO News’ Partners

KVNO is a service of the University of Nebraska Omaha, and our newsroom serves as a student lab for aspiring journalists in UNO’s School of Communication, providing a real-life newsroom environment for students to hone their skills, and a medium to broadcast student-produced material. Students who work with KVNO News are expected to adhere to our professional standards of excellence and integrity.

KVNO News also collaborates with local media outlets, including NET News in Lincoln, Nebraska’s NPR Station; The Reader, Omaha’s largest alternative weekly; and Nebraska Watchdog, an independent online media source covering politics and government. It is our mission to create open, free-sharing partnerships, which enhance journalistic resources in order to expand and improve local coverage of issues affecting our community.
 


 
When can you hear KVNO News?

Listen every weekday at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and noon on Classical 90.7 FM Omaha. You can also listen online to our latest newscasts: just click LISTEN NOW at the top of this page.

Contact Us
6001 Dodge Street, CPACS 104
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2716
kvnonews@gmail.com

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