HTV Hall of Fame

2016 Inductees

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 3.03.04 PMTaylor Huff and Emily Laster are the latests inductees into the HTV Hall of Fame.  Both were members of the class of 2015, and key members of the staff for two years.

Huff was the HTV Line Producer and Laster the staff’s News Director.  It was Huff behind the camera for many of the memorable moments from “Spare the Child,” a special edition focused on child abuse in Greene County, MO.  She was named HTV Photographer of the Year, and consistently led by example, covering a number of timely stories, including the vaping craze, and a thrift store staffed by homeless teens.

Laster reported and anchored, and left her imprint on a couple of landmark shows.  She co-anchored the HTV Magazine that brought Hillcrest its unprecedented 13th Broadcast Pacemaker Award from NSPA.  Then to wrap up her senior year, she was the lone anchor of “Spare the Child,” as a small group of HTVers examined child abuse.  As a reporter, she regularly covered a wide range of subjects, including teens’ changing attitudes about marijuana, a jewelry shop in Estes Park, CO, and a Springfield man with an impressive bike collection.  She was the winner of the Andy Cooper Award for Best Writing her senior year.


Past Inductees

2015:  Savanna Steffen, Kara Mullen, John Harmon

2014: Kaley Prier

2013: Jessica Larson, Chandler Reed, Brad Thomas, Adam Vigil

2012:  Ali Randolph, Andrew Edwards, Ashley Reynolds

2011:  Chelsea Peebles, Lindsey Hale, Lori Reed Collier

2010:  Alex Tabor, Curtis Thomas, Mehleena Edmonds, Fran Olive, Rob Lyons, Sarah Skinner

2009:  Kendra Weatherford, Rachel Miles

2008:  Grant Reed, Tyler Snodgrass

2007:  Allyssa Dudley, Jodi Morin

2006:  Carrie Lutz, Emily Miles, Quinci Adams, Rebekah Feemster

2005:  Bryan Snider, Holly Magdziarz, Nate Black

2004:  Brandon Goodman, Carolyn Eastman, Paul Griffin, Josh Jones, Josh Martin

2003:  Andy McFarland, Eric Hernando, Erin Neal, Kirk Hadden, Megan Matrone

2002:  Lindsey Wannenmacher

2001:  Andy Aldridge, Anson Aldridge, Alyea Azeez, Ben Bumgarner, Elizabeth Farrand, Lauren Terrill, Mike Koehler, Tom Flannigan

2000:  Andrew Fravel, Jason Raphael, Kory Stubblefield, Milta Oyola

1999:  Barbara Ellard, Destiny Haney, Doug Currier, J’Nell Jones, Micah Hay, Nichole Kimmons, Rhiannon Fry, Thad Forrester

1998:  Baron Grafft, Eli Stevens, Josh Lovetere, Karl Dawson, Lesley Johnson, Sky Poindexter, Wes McNew

1997:  Kaylea Boutwell, Kristin Brewer, Jared Letterman, Jared Moore, Jason Morrow, John Pope, Rae Swan

1996:  Amy Miller, Jason Green, Jeff Johnson, Justin Tiller, Lucas Parks, Mandy Dullum, Rob McFarland

1995:  Aaron Frey, Angie Wingo, Brad McAtee, Dan Arnall, Mike Hargis, Noel Green, Valarie Poindexter