Updated On: Nov 01 2013 05:36:34 PM CDT
You won’t usually find her face in front of the camera. But you’ve no doubt seen her award-winning work on KY3 News.
Robin Yancey put her passion and skill to use –behind- the lens as a photojournalist.
“I love to share people’s stories and capture memorable moments to share with viewers,” Robin said. “The best part of being a news photographer is the places you get to go and experience.”
As a native of Springfield, Robin feels a close connection to the important issues that affect the Ozarks, and to the people who call the area home. She covers many of the major stories you see each day and night on KY3.
“My favorite highlight has been traveling on seven flights for Ozarks Honor Flight and telling the WWII vet's stories, and helping produce a special TV program about the event,” Robin stated.
Other memorable assignments for Robin include covering the aftermath of the devastating EF5 tornado that struck nearby Joplin in May 2011. More recently, she provided coverage of yet another deadly tornado- the one that tore through Moore, Oklahoma in May of 2013.
After graduating from Springfield’s Glendale High School, Robin attended the University of Arkansas. There she earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.
She began her career at our sister station, KSPR, and moved over to KY3 in 2008. Since then, she has established herself as an award-winning photojournalist. Robin has won two regional Emmy awards for her work. In addition, she is the recipient of numerous honors from the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
When not behind the camera, Robin spends her spare time participating in Jazzercise, making jewelry, and collecting anything to do with owls (she says it’s a ‘hoot!’). She’s also an avid dog lover, and enjoys caring for her 2 mini-Schnauzers, Bucky and Dio, and a Papillon named Lola Bean.
Robin would love to hear from you! You can reach her at email@example.com