M.A., Broadcast Management, University of Tennessee
B.A., Chico State
Kim Stephens broadcasts live for 5 ½ hours each day M-F at KMPH FOX26 in Fresno. She co-hosts Great Day with Kopi Sotiropulos and then anchors the Midday News. Her years of live reporting prepared her for this job that commonly calls for adlibbing breaking news all around the world. She and Kopi started this trendsetting show in 2003 and are still going strong.
Her career started in 1988 with a telecommunications degree from Chico State. Her first job was in Bakersfield at KERO where she worked her way up the ranks from morning anchor/reporter to weekend anchor/producer to weeknight anchor/reporter. (All the while working as a waitress during the day and even working a few months at KERN radio for the midday news.)
She then moved to the southeast and worked as main nighttime anchor at WBIR and WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee. During that and her many community commitments, she also earned her master's degree in broadcast management at The University of Tennessee.
In 2000, she got the opportunity to come back home to California. She worked in San Jose as a technology and business reporter and weekend news anchor at KNTV.
Needing a better quality of life, she accepted the opportunity to start a brand new weekly news and entertainment program, Great Day on KMPH.
Aside from her responsibilities on Great Day, which include many personal appearances, she serves on the Board of Governors for the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, which is best known for its TV News Emmy Awards. She has three Emmy nominations, earned her first Emmy in 2016 and is a proud member of the prestigious NATAS Silver Circle. She was inducted into the Silver Circle in 2014 for her 25+ years in the TV news business. She is an adjunct professor at Fresno State in the Media, Communications & Journalism Department and teaches Catechism at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Clovis.