Brent Martin – News Director; Tel: 402-475-0256; Fax: 402-475-8364
Brent Martin became News Director of Nebraska Radio Network in July of 2011. Before joining NRN, Brent spent nearly 16 years as Managing Editor of Missourinet (Missouri’s state news radio network). Brent specializes in state governmental and political reporting. He also has an extensive background in agriculture news and sports. Brent earned a degree in journalism from the University of Central Missouri and has an almost unhealthy passion for college basketball. Brent and his wife Tami have one daughter, Mackenzie, who is in college.
Matt Kelley – Anchor/Reporter; Tel: 800-729-8765
Matt joined Learfield Communications in 1996 and has served as the morning anchor of the Nebraska Radio Network since 2001. Matt has worked on newspapers, radio stations and TV crews across the Midwest and South. Outside the newsroom, Matt’s a tournament racquetball player and a triathlete, with emphasis on bicycle racing in criterions, road races and time trials. He’s also a SCUBA diver. The “urge to submerge” has taken him to many exotic locations as far away as the Venezuelan coast, and he’s even explored a sunken WWII Nazi submarine 120 feet below the surface of the Atlantic.
Todd Kimm, Sports Anchor — He was the quarterback of the Urbandale High School football team, the point guard for the basketball team and a pitcher on the baseball team. He’s been Radio Iowa’s sports star since 1987. Todd is one of the three founding members of the Radio Iowa network. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Todd worked for a Minneapolis- based cable television station while attending Brown Institute. He did play-by-play of hockey, football and basketball in Bloomington before returning to Iowa’s capital city to work in the KIOA newsroom. Using lines from classic movies like Animal House and Caddyshack, Todd was often called upon to add his voice to the wacky morning crew on the FM which underwent three format and call letter changes during his two years there. Email Todd: tkimm at learfield.com