#MediaMonday – Bonnie Stevens
Every Monday, HMA introduces you to a member of the media – the new and the seasoned – that keep our local and national news gears turning.
Today we hear from Bonnie Stevens, editor of Flagstaff Business News and Quad Cities Business News. The best part of today’s Media Monday is that Bonnie was our very own Scott Hanson’s boss when they were at KNAZ-TV (the then-NBC affiliate in Flagstaff) in the ‘80s.
Bonnie’s media career has included CNN and major network affiliated television news reports and PBS documentaries. Her 2012 Emmy-award winning documentary Forests Under Fire: The Race to Restore the American West, has aired in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and California and her children’s book, Quaking Aspen, is available in libraries nationwide. Bonnie also hosts a weekly science radio program, Brain Food, on KNAU-FM Arizona Public Radio. In the meantime, her television news features air throughout the state. Bonnie’s public relations company, The Communication Station, supports a variety of clients including Arizona Snowbowl, Babbitt Ranches and the Flagstaff Festival of Science. Whether she’s on the slopes, riding the range or stargazing with astronomers, Bonnie tells us she always feels like she’s “the luckiest girl at summer camp.”
A journalism graduate of Northern Arizona University, Bonnie has spent most of her professional career in Flagstaff, after having had the honor of learning from the incredibly professional news team at KOOL-TV (now Fox 10) and writing alongside such television news rock stars as Bill Close and Mary Jo West! As a former news director for KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Bonnie will always have a special place in her heart for the station and an unbreakable bond with the many talented and dedicated news people who are part of the KNAZ family. In 2012, Bonnie was recognized by the Flagstaff business community with the Athena Award for her success as a business woman and efforts in mentoring young women.
Bonnie- What would you like to share with the blogosphere today?
A career in news and public relations has been incredibly exciting and enriching, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many amazing people, share in others’ discoveries, and experience fascinating and beautiful places. What brings me the most joy is writing stories that touch our hearts and delight our minds.
Please share with me your business or science news and events happening in or affecting Northern Arizona, so that I may share your stories through the Flagstaff Business News, Quad Cities Business News and other venues! Reach me at Bonnie.email@example.com, or come ski or surf with me!
Thank you for the opportunity to be featured on Media Monday!