Cindy Klose

2016 InducteeCindy Klose

Cindy Klose has been a news anchor at KWCH-12 Wichita, KS for 25 years, a former anchor for CNN Headline News, and a reporter/anchor for almost 40 years. She is a staple in the Wichita market. Viewers have voted her Wichita’s favorite anchor time and time again for good reason. They trust her. Credibility is more important to Cindy than anything else. It’s something she won’t compromise in the newsroom, on the set, or with her storytelling.

Although Cindy is in front of the camera each night, she believes the role of the journalist is to be behind the scenes, asking the questions, checking the facts, and holding people accountable. She doesn’t believe journalists should be the focus of any story. She teaches the newsroom that journalists are there to inform viewers of how things will impact them, so viewers can make informed decisions.

In the newsroom, Cindy is an advocate for the viewer. She is not afraid to go against what’s popular or what some consider “good TV”. She believes in putting the viewer first, making sure the newsroom selects stories that impact the residents of Kansas. In return, the viewers trust her. The ratings show how much the viewers trust Cindy. Every show she anchors is number one in household ratings.

Throughout her career, and particularly her time with SBI, Cindy has helped develop many broadcast journalists who now work across the country. She has been a mentor to countless producers and reporters over the years. She is honorable, hardworking and mindful of her role in our community and our democracy. She is an educator to everyone in the newsroom and across the station. Cindy pushes everyone around her to be a better journalist and to serve the public.

Cindy has helped with numerous non-profit organizations. She has given her time as the Master of Ceremonies for the Susan G. Komen Race, and the American Heart Association – Go Red for Women initiative. Cindy has visited hundreds of classrooms, reading to elementary children or speaking about the importance of journalism to high school and college classes. She uses her powerful voice in support of the Fundamental Learning Center and the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County.

The Silver Circle welcomes a top-rated anchor, journalist, and mentor.