Jeff Schaffer- Sports
Travis Kozek - Sports
Travis joined WBKB in May 2012. Before coming to Alpena, he attended THE Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated in March 2012 with a degree in Journalism and a Pop Culture Studies minor. During his college career, Travis spent time interning in the sports departments at WGN-TV in Chicago and WCMH-TV/NBC 4 in Columbus. He served as an anchor/reporter for Ohio State's student television station, Buckeye TV, and refined his television skills through frequent screenings of the movie "Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy".
Travis also spent time covering Ohio State athletics and local events as a reporter for The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, and served as a contributing high school football writer for the Newark Advocate.
Adam Claibon - Meteorologist
Velena joined WBKB in February 2013. Before coming to Alpena, Velena worked as a production assistant and traffic producer at ABC 7 , the number one news station in Los Angeles, CA . She graduated from Biola University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism in May 2012. Velena is originally from the East Bay in Northern California. She has always wanted to be a reporter, throughout her time in college she has interned at various different stations around California to gain a well-rounded experience. While at Biola, Velena was a reporter, executive producer and anchor of her college news station, Eagle Vision. During her college experience, Velena continued her studies abroad to film a short documentary in the Dominican Republic, where she covered stories inside the prisons of Santa Domingo.When she's not working, Velena enjoys working-out, traveling and meeting new people.
Jessica Adkins joined WBKB in March 2013. Before arriving in Alpena, Jessica attended Park University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Public Relations. During college, Jessica interned with KCTV-5 in Kansas City, and she also interned with the Travel Channel on the show Food Wars. Jessica was born and raised in Independence Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City.