Zack Rickens

Sports Anchor/Reporter

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Zack Rickens anchors sports during KNOE 8's weekend newscasts and reports on local sports during the week.

Zack Rickens joined the KNOE 8 team in August of 2017 as a weekend sports anchor and sports reporter. He comes to Monroe after beginning his career in Idaho (not to be confused with Iowa). Originally from Pennsylvania, Zack realized in high school that the only future he had in sports would be watching and reporting from the sidelines.

Zack attended Penn State University where he gained invaluable experience covering sports for the Emmy Award-winning Centre County Report. While in school, Zack was nominated for and won two 2015 Mid-Atlantic College Emmy Awards and a Pennsylvania Associated Press award for Best Sports Photography.

Zack is thrilled to bring his love for football to the heart of gridiron country and can’t wait to report on Northeast Louisiana’s three Division I programs and the countless high school athletes that make area sports so appealing.

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