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Todd Hatton


Todd is a recent transplant to the shores of the Missouri, hailing originally from western Kentucky where he got his start in radio almost 30 years ago at WKYX-WKYQ in Paducah.  He transitioned to public radio in 1992 as local host of All Things Considered on WKMS before moving to California and Florida.
He returned to Kentucky in 1999 and WKMS in 2007, serving as local host of Morning Edition, feature reporter, and operations director until early 2018.  In his more than a decade there, Todd produced eight hour-long radio documentaries about local and regional history.  His first, The Civil War in the Western Rivers, won Best Documentary from the Kentucky Associated Press in 2012.  Two subsequent documentaries, Kentucky Dam: Power for the People and Western Kentucky: A Birthplace of Steel, won the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary in 2013 and Best Radio Feature Reporting in 2015 respectively.  Kentucky Dam also won the Kentucky Historical Society’s Education Award in 2014.  Todd also co-produced WKMS’ weekly hour-long newsmagazine The Front Page for two years.
Since arriving in Omaha, he’s found the people wonderful, the culture fascinating, and the food irresistible.  Outside of the radio booth, Todd has lectured throughout western Kentucky about regional history and with his wife Angie, attempts to keep up with their four dogs, all rescues.  That is, of course, when his head isn’t buried in a history book or he isn’t using a power tool to see what he can make out of a piece of wood.