Reggie Aqui

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Reggie Aqui (born 1977) is an anchor and reporter for KGW Newschannel 8, the NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon, joining the station in 2011. He previously worked as a reporter or anchor for television stations in several other large cities, including Milwaukee and Houston, and spent four years with CNN before moving to KGW.

Career[edit]

Starting in 1998,[1] Aqui worked as a reporter for WKYT-TV, in Lexington, Kentucky, and subsequently as a reporter or anchorman for WLUK-TV, in Green Bay, Wisconsin; WDJT-TV, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and KHOU-TV, in Houston, Texas.[2][3] In 2007, Aqui began working for CNN, as an anchor for live online news reports.[2] He was also a news anchor for CNN International.[4][5] He came to KGW in 2011.

Early life and education[edit]

Aqui was born in Hawaii. He graduated from Perry Hall High School (Baltimore, Maryland) in 1995.[6] While a high school senior, he participated in a program for aspiring journalists, involving WBAL-AM and called the High School Correspondent Program.[7] After high school, he attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois,[5] earning a bachelor's degree.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carey, Isiah (August 27, 2007). "Former Houston reporter Reggie Aqui moves up higher on the CNN food chain". Isiah Carey's 'Insite'. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Reggie Aqui joins CNN.com as 'Now in the News' anchor". Media Life Magazine. August 28, 2007. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Eggerton, John (August 26, 2007). "CNN Adds a Web Anchor". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "CNN Breaking News: Special Coverage of Disaster in Japan". CNN. March 14, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Reggie Aqui (bio)". KGW-TV. August 30, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2009 Hall of Fame Induction". Perry Hall Alumni Association. January 31, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ McKerrow, Steve (May 13, 1995). "Move to Dallas station has WPOC general manager Grimm leaving country". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 22, 2012.