KMBC will be bringing on a pair of new reporters in mid-April, sources have told Bottom Line Communications.
Stephanie Ramos (dark hair) will be joining the ABC affiliate from WIBW in Topeka, while Haley Harrison will be joining KMBC from NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C.
Born and raised in New York City, Ramos was an assignment editor at Raycom’s WIS-TV in Columbia, SC, before joining WIBW in 2007 as a reporter and weekend anchor.
Ramos is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves after joining the military in 2002 while still a student at Iona College, and was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in 2008.
While in Iraq she continued to act as a journalist whenever she could and upon her return produced a half hour special which aired on WIBW, chronicling her year “To Baghdad And Back.”
Harrison comes to KMBC from Washington, D.C. where she has spent the last 1 1/2 years where she shot, edit and wrote stories for NewsChannel 8 and sister station WJLA. She also spent three years with WHSV-TV as an anchor, reporter for the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at the Harrisonburg, VA station.
A 2006 University of Kansas journalism graduate, Harrison joined 6 News in Lawrence following graduation for 16 months.