Kyle Ocker is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Southern Iowa.
Kyle is an experienced editor and journalist with a history in print and radio media. Skilled in multimedia reporting on local government, politics, breaking news, public safety, courts and sports. He is equipped to use a variety of digital and multimedia tools.
He began as a correspondent for his small, hometown paper while in high school. Three months before graduating high school, Kyle was hired full-time as sports editor at that paper.
He climbed the ranks while helping transition the newsroom into a 21st-century media company. He eventually became associate editor, before transferring to the Knoxville Journal-Express, a sister newspaper, to be their managing editor. A short time after that, he was transferred back to the Centerville Daily Iowegian to be the newspaper's editor at the age of 25.
Kyle has won state and national awards for his photojournalism, breaking news, sports, and investigative reporting.
While doing so, Kyle has been active in his industry organizations including the Iowa Newspaper Association and was also a founding member of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association, where he was elected as vice president officer.