Gene Kirkconnell – Director of News & Local Content
Gene caught the journalism bug as a youngster when working as a paperboy for the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper.
Kirkconnell is the Director of News & Local Content at WLTZ-TV First News & The CW GA-BAMA in Columbus, Georgia.
Gene joined Sagamore Hill Broadcasting in June 2016.
His first job, as a youngster, was as a paperboy for the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper. He caught the journalism bug back then, reading the newspaper daily as he prepared papers for delivery on his route.
Gene is an Eagle Scout.
Gene and wife Vicki have been married for 26 years. Their son Ian is an engineer and graduate of Auburn University. Their daughter Caroline is an actor, singer, and writer who attends Birmingham Southern University.
Empty nesters, Gene & Vicki now lavish their attention on their Shetland Sheepdog “Heidi” and their Tabby cat “Tiger”.
Gene is an avid and voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction.