The woman who oversees the newsrooms for television stations KY3 and KSPR in Springfield will be representing the Ozarks on a statewide committee that oversees the Amber Alert System.
Bridget Lovelle was appointed to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee by Governor Mike Parson. The Committee sets the rules and guidelines for the use of the Amber Alert system and the way it is used on broadcast entities within the state.
“Since I moved here in 2010, I’ve been passionate about seeing changes and updates to the Missouri Amber Alert System,” Lovelle told OI. “After the Hailey Owens tragedy, and the alert going out more than two hours after her abduction, I felt it was more important than ever to ask to serve on this committee. While changes have been made to the system since then, it is always important to review how the alerts work and make sure there is an efficient way to get children returned home safely. I hope to represent the Springfield community and the television broadcasters to the best of my ability, and to help in the state’s efforts to keep our Missouri children safe.
Lovelle joined KY3/KSPR after stints with WATN-TV in Memphis, Tennessee, and WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Radio Television Digital News Directors Association. She is a multiple award winner for her work.