Kari Lake: FOX 10 Anchor

Kari Lake, anchor for FOX 10, photographed at the FOX 10 Studios in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Kari Lake, anchor for FOX 10, photographed at the FOX 10 Studios in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Kari Lake
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Kari Lake is one half of the longest-running news team in the Valley, “Hook & Lake,” with co-anchor John Hook on FOX 10. The Iowa-raised Lake has been on Valley airwaves for nearly 20 years and can be seen weeknights on the 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. newscasts. The Phoenix resident says she’s perfectly content with her career and offers up advice for aspiring anchors. Keep scrolling, too, to see a video of her name her five favorite reasons for living in Arizona.

What brought you to Arizona?

A job at Channel 12 brought me here in 1994, but I also had family here, as well. I had sent my sister a tape just to say, “Hey, look, I’m on TV! Here’s some of my work.” I didn’t even apply, but she knew somebody who knew somebody who was at Channel 12.

All of a sudden, I got a call one day from Sean McLaughlin (now an anchor for Channel 5) who said, “Hey, we want you to come out and interview for the job.” It was for news and weather anchoring and reporting. Continue reading

Ron Hoon: FOX 10 Morning Show Anchor, Community Activist

Ron Hoon, anchor for the Phoenix FOX 10 Morning Show, photographed at the FOX 10 Studios in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Ron Hoon, anchor for the FOX 10 Morning Show, photographed at the FOX 10 Studios in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Ron Hoon
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Ron Hoon is one of the most prominent Valley media figures, having been on local airwaves on FOX 10 for the past 31 years. The 56-year-old Mesa resident is currently the morning show anchor, where you can watch him Monday through Friday from 4:30-10 a.m., telling Valley viewers about national and local news trends while interviewing world and local stand-outs — all while keeping his cool under the lights during the live show. Read on for where his passion comes from, and keep scrolling for a video of five of his favorite things about living in the Valley.

What brought you to Arizona?

When I was in about 6th grade living in Wenatchee, Washington, the apple capital of the work, my very first job was picking apples. I was listening to a broadcast of the Seattle Supersonics one cold, miserable day up there, and the announcer was talking about what a beautiful day it was in Phoenix, since the Supersonics were playing the (Phoenix) Suns. He was talking about being in shirtsleeves all day and how they went out golfing and how it was so beautiful. That planted the seed.

I was born in Washington, went to high school there, and then went to University of Washington to study broadcasting, journalism and business. I got a job at the ABC station in Spokane anchoring the news, and after a couple years, I decided to see what was out there. My wife and I loaded up our little Toyota station wagon with a bunch of videotapes and no air conditioner and drove around the West. We drove to Denver, L.A. and Phoenix, and we really had a connection with this city and this station. I was about 25 years old when I moved here.

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