Dana Wright comes to KMBZ after nearly twelve years at KCTV5. Dana joined KCTV5 in June 2000 as a general assignment reporter after spending five years writing, producing, reporting and anchoring for WIBW-TV in her hometown of Topeka.
Dana has covered hundreds of major stories important to Kansas City from tornadoes to elections to the historic decision to shutter dozens of Kansas City schools. She joined the station's award-winning investigative unit in 2008 and has since won numerous awards including 2 Regional Edward R. Murrow’s and 3 Mid-America Regional Emmy’s in recognition of her work.
Dana is passionate about telling stories that lead to positive change in the community. In 2011, Dana’s team was awarded the prestigious "Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism," which recognizes exemplary reporting across the country on issues surrounding children and families in the U.S.
Scott Parks, the son of a career military officer, was born at Fort Benning, Georgia where he lived a whole 6 weeks before his father was given orders to move to Amarillo, Texas. During his formative 18 years of receiving non-stop parental welfare Scott lived in Georgia, Texas, Alaska, Germany, and Kansas.
He attended three high schools as a teenager -- two of them in Europe --- and is a 1989 graduate of Lansing High School near Leavenworth. Scott always dreamed of having a career in radio and began his pursuit of that dream by attending the University of Nebraska in the Fall of 1989. That tour of duty lasted only one year before he transferred to the University of Kansas where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism in May, 1994.
Scott's career began at a tiny radio station (KOFO) in Ottawa, Kansas where he served, literally, as a one man news department. After that it was off to KLWN in Lawrence before his arrival at KMBZ in February, 1997. Since then Scott has cut his teeth as a reporter, anchor, Assistant News Director, and News Director. He has received scores of awards for his reporting from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and the Radio Television News Directors Association of America. He also earned a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006.
In his spare time Scott enjoys hanging out with his two young daughters, playing soccer, and engaging in his endless pursuit of someday being a semi-decent drummer. He is an avid fan of all things musical and credits among his favorite acts: Thin Lizzy, Prince, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, and a relatively obscure band known as the Marvelous 3.