Mollie Cooney anchors NewsChannel 8's Noon news.She first joined the NewsChannel 8 Team in 1976 and then rejoined us in 1982. Mollie was born in Clarinda, the home of 4-H and Glenn Miller, but she grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School.She
then moved on to Iowa State University
for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science. Mollie's career at NewsChannel 8 started in 1976 when she began working as a reporter/anchor.In 1979, she left to work for KNTV-TV in San Jose, California.
Then in 1982, Mollie
husband, Kevin, rejoined the NewsChannel 8
received the 1994 James Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism from Iowa State University
, won first place in the Television Division of the 1997 Iowa Health Care Media Awards, and received the 1998-99 Communications Award from the American Heart Association
In November of 1997, she
got the first world exclusive interview with Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey, parents of the world's only surviving septuplets.She
is also named in their book "Seven From Heaven" and remains in touch with the family. Mollie is a member of the Advisory Board of the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University, and a past board member of Hospice of Central Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Mollie
and Kevin have three children (Alex, Meredith, and Elizabeth) two cats, a dog and a quarter horse named, "Slip." Email for Mollie Cooney
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