KWTO’s sister station in Columbia has a new news director, and he’s no stranger to the statewide news media and political scene.
Here are the details in a press release from Zimmer Communications:
Columbia, Mo. – Zimmer Communications is proud to announce that Brian Hauswirth has been hired as the next news director for 93.9 The Eagle. He will become the newest member of Wake Up Columbia, which airs every weekday from 5:30 to 9 a.m. He will also join the greater team at 93.9 The Eagle, which was just nominated for the NAB Marconi Radio Award for News/Talk Station of the Year.
Hauswirth comes to Zimmer Communications after spending five years with Missourinet as a Senior Capitol Reporter, covering the Missouri statehouse in Jefferson City. Prior to his time at Missourinet, Hauswirth served as the assignment editor at ABC 17 (KMIZ-TV) in Columbia for four years, where he earned awards from the Kansas City Press Club for investigative and beat reporting.
Hauswirth has years of experience working at local stations, including KMZU Radio in Carrollton, KTRS Radio in St. Louis, KRES-KWIX Radio in Moberly, and stations in Jefferson City and Columbia, where he earned numerous awards from the Missouri Associated Press Broadcasters. Hauswirth also earned “Best Radio News Program” in 2004 from the Kansas City Press Club.
Hauswirth has been a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections and for the Missouri Department of Social Services, two of the largest departments in state government.
Hauswirth grew up in Florissant, where his parents still live. He is a 1993 cum laude graduate of Lindenwood College in St. Charles, with a double major in mass communications and history.
In addition to his new role, Hauswirth will continue his 23rd season as a college football scoreboard host at Learfield, where he handles the updates for five major colleges across the nation, including Mizzou, Alabama, Texas Tech, Purdue, and Wyoming.
Hauswirth will join Zimmer Communications on Tuesday August 17th.