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Cornelius Hocker

Credit: KING 5

SEATTLE — Before coming to KING 5, I worked in Billings, Fargo, Tulsa, and Indianapolis. It is an honor to work for a station with such a rich legacy and tradition of serving the PNW.

Born and raised in Greenville, Kentucky, my interest in TV news was peaked every summer when I’d watch the midday news. Years passed, and in 2012, a chance encounter with a local news reporter encouraged me to apply for an internship at WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky.  That internship is what started my career into journalism.

As a general assignment reporter at KING 5, I’m able to cover stories highlighting communities who deserve to have their voices elevated. Those shared concerns can help show us we all have a collective interest in our community.

I’m an accomplished clarinetist. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music from Murray State University (’13) and Butler University (’22) respectively and look forward to using those talents to connect with the music scene in the PNW.

If you have a story idea, please send it my way at chocker@king5.com or on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok.

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