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Andrew J. Polk

Multimedia Journalist

Published On: Feb 03 2014 08:12:54 PM CST
Updated On: Aug 07 2014 07:56:55 PM CDT

Andrew J. Polk joined KVIA as a Multi-Media Journalist in October 2013.

Andrew was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in El Paso. He got his first media job while in middle school, working as a camera assistant, and eventually as a production assistant and cameraman for his father’s documentary production company.

He graduated from El Paso’s Franklin High School in 2007, where he was a reporter for The Franklin Chronicle and a member of the debate team.

At Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., he wrote for The Knox Student newspaper. He also hosted and produced Steam Tunnel Network, a news/talk show on the campus radio station, WVKC.

Andrew spent the fall of his senior year in Washington, D.C., as a student reporter with the Scripps Howard News Foundation, covering Capitol Hill and the White House for newspapers across the country.

After graduating from Knox in 2011 with a degree in political science, Andrew came home to the Sun City. He worked as the webmaster and online coordinator for El Paso Inc., the weekly business journal, and produced reports for The El Paso History Journal before joining KVIA as a photographer in April 2013.

He enjoys hiking and camping, and learning more about and sharing the rich history of his hometown. To reach Andrew with a story idea, email andrew.polk@kvia.com.