Leslie Means - NTV Co-Host
Leslie Means has been part of the NTV family since February of 2006. She joined the staff as the weekend anchor of NTV News at 6 and 10pm. Later on the opportunity became available to co-host Good Morning Nebraska and Leslie shared the anchor desk for the two-hour morning show. Along with Marylyn Barnett and Tim Reith, Leslie was a staple in the households of many central Nebraskans as they awoke each day.
During the summer months of 2007, Leslie became involved in developing a new show to the NTV lineup. By September, NTV’s Good Life hit the airwaves across the state as a refreshing look at the life and times of people in the Midwest. Along with co-host, Peggy Malzacher, Leslie has developed NTV’s Good Life as an alternative to news offering information, education and entertainment on a local level.
Leslie’s first full-time news experience came as a news reporter at KBTV-4. The NBC affiliate was located in Beaumont, Texas outside of Houston where Leslie and her husband, Kyle, resided for nearly two years. Leslie believes the experience forced her out of her comfort zone and helped her develop as a well-rounded journalist.
Despite her stint in Texas, Leslie is a proud Nebraskan, born and raised, from the south-central part of the State. She grew up on a farm near Blue Hill, where she graduated from high school; and then went on to earn a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. During her time there, she worked as a production assistant for HuskerVision, a full video production studio within the athletic department. She learned the trade of video production as an editor, videographer, writer and producer for Nebraska athletics.
Currently, Leslie resides in Kearney with her husband, Kyle, and their daughter Ella. She considers her greatest accomplishment, to be her daughter Ella. Born August 3rd, 2008, Ella brings an incredible amount of joy into her life. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys watching movies, baking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. You'll also find Leslie cheering on her Alma Mater, The Nebraska Cornhuskers, every football Saturday in the fall