Makensie Hinkle is an award-winning journalist, but at her core she is a Texan through and through.
Prior to making her way to the bayou, Hinkle was a multimedia journalist at KBMT in Beaumont, TX. Before that she was a multimedia journalist at our sister station, KOSA, in West Texas.
Hinkle's southern roots, specifically experiencing natural disasters, chemical plant explosions and political scandals in her hometown of Nederland, TX, created the foundation for her passion of service through reporting. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications in Electronic Media. Hinkle anchored and reported for Texas State University's weekly newscast, Bobcat Update.
When she is not reporting she's cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, walking her dog George or finding the best food with her fiance Matthew.