Kurt Kiser has been in the broadcast business for 35 years, starting out, as Kurt says, "when my hair was dark". His background in radio has served him well on the TV side, and after a 12-year abscence from the anchor desk, Kurt has returned to co-anchor the News at Nine with Jeff Klotzman. Along with working in front of the camera and microphone, Kurt has also performed on stage at the Cactus Theater in several Productions.
Kurt grew up overseas; 9 years in Venezuela and 5 in Australia before moving to Illinois for high school. He attended Southern Illinois University, moving in 1982 to Texas, where he adopted the motto “Yankee by birth – Texan by choice”.
Kurt is the single father of three sons, 27-year-old twins, Chris and Jason, along with 13-year-old Colton, an 8th grader at Frenship Middle School. He recently became a grandfather for the first time, when Karis joined the family. After living in Odessa for 10 years, Kurt has called Lubbock home for 16 years, and has launched “Kurt Kiser Communications” where he served as a motivational speaker.