Meet the Team
You may think journalism is a solo endeavor. After all, most of the time, you only see the host and storytellers on LX News or the byline on LX.com. But none of those stories would ever see the light of day without our team of gifted journalists and production people — producers, digital reporters and editors, photojournalists, video editors and directors. It’s truly a team effort, and the quality and depth of our work is a tribute to the professionalism and skills of the entire LX News team. But our team is even bigger than that. We are also fortunate to be part of the NBC Owned Television Stations and frequently work with journalists from our local NBC and Telemundo stations.
While every member of our team plays an important role, here are some of the faces you regularly see when watching and reading NBCLX stories.
Before the network even had a name, Chase Cain joined NBCLX! As the second member of the team, Chase was proud to earn LX’s first award, a National Edward R. Murrow, for his innovative story about the impact of climate change upon Southern California’s endangered Joshua trees. Much of Chase’s work focuses upon the climate crisis, politics, or the intersection between the two. Chase documented firsthand the summer of unrest in Washington, D.C., the 2020 presidential campaign, and the early days of the pandemic. He also developed a unique franchise to debunk many of the myths and lies about our elections.
Before returning to television news, Chase created original content for Hulu. He also reported from the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, the premieres of The Handmaid’s Tale, and from the set of several acclaimed, original series. Chase co-wrote and produced a documentary about Stephen King, travelling across Maine and into several haunted basements!
Chase’s roots are in journalism. Before NBCLX, Chase reported for NBC in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. He also anchored a morning show in San Diego — which earned Chase two of his three Emmy Awards. Originally from metro Atlanta, he is an enthusiastic graduate of the University of Georgia’s school of journalism. Go Dawgs!
Find Chase on Twitter and Facebook @ChaseCainNBC and on Instagram @ChaseCain
With over a decade of experience working in local TV newsrooms, Clark’s work at NBCLX touches upon several areas of interest: new technologies revolutionizing the way we live; companies and non-profits doing more for social good; and investigations into areas which impact our daily lives. Clark shoots and edits some of his own stories, and he works with a team of visual storytellers to create other pieces. Clark is the recipient of an Alfred I. duPont Award, a National Murrow Award, and two Emmy Awards. He earned a bachelor’s in telecommunications and news from the University of Florida and a master’s in business journalism from Columbia University. Clark is also a licensed drone pilot.
Cody Broadway is an eight-time Emmy Award-winning storyteller, earning Emmys in both the Heartland and the Lonestar chapters. Most recently, he was named in the 20 Under 40 Class of 2019 in West Texas. His stories have been featured in local TV as well as international film festivals worldwide. Now at NBCLX as a visual storyteller, Cody takes a cinematic approach to every story he tells. From music to visuals, each rendition presents a unique experience.
Follow or contact Cody on Twitter @codybroadway
Eric Rodriguez is a Miami-based storyteller at NBCLX. Eric can bring you closer to the life of NFT traders or street artists striving for social justice. He might even shed some light on the changes your vote could bring during the next election, or how you might experience a sense of balance through the science of sound. Previously a senior creative producer with NBC Miami, Eric covered Art Basel and other visually stimulating cultural stories from the Magic City and beyond. For his efforts, Eric has received 13 local Emmy Awards. When he is not filming, we might find Eric enjoying the life of an MBA junkie, digging for vinyl at his favorite Miami record stores, or blasting Soulection Radio at the beach with his wife and children.
Find Eric on Instagram @creativecook305
As a visual storyteller at NBCLX, Jalyn loves to tell stories that empower, inspire, and educate. She considers herself a bridge-builder, someone with the ability to unite people of various races, backgrounds, identities, and ethnicities. Jalyn believes that all people have value — and so do their stories.
After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism, Jalyn pushed the boundaries of modern-day storytelling while working for a local news, research, and development project in Fort Meyers, Florida. When the project ended in 2018, Jalyn moved back to the Midwest and joined Chicago’s #1 news team. As the first Community Journalist at ABC 7 Chicago, Jalyn created digital-first, interactive, and hyper-local content for the station, as well as Localish, ABC’s national digital platform.
Jalyn is thrilled to continue telling stories in and around the Second City. Got a story to tell? Or any cute dog videos to share?
Find Jalyn on Twitter or Instagram @AsToldByJalyn.
Mackenzie Behm, NBCLX Producer/Editor
After reporting award-winning stories of hurricane aftermath, both domestically and internationally, Mackenzie is drawn to topics of underrepresented communities, homelessness, and climate change. She has covered everything from midget wrestlers to Navajo medicine men!
Mackenzie’s work has been recognized nationally by the White House News Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards, the Hearst Journalism Awards, the Suncoast Student Production Awards, and the Florida Society of News Editors Awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Having grown up in Florida, her fun fact is that she has pet a full-sized alligator! Mackenzie loves a chicken tender Publix sub or a Cuban coffee. She is also NAUI SCUBA and FAA Remote Pilot certified.
Reach Mackenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @thelensofkenz
Ngozi Ekeledo is a visual storyteller for NBCLX based in New York City. She is an award-winning journalist with years of experience as a multimedia storyteller, and her work focuses on examining society through the lens of culture and identity. Ngozi previously worked as a studio host and reporter for the Big Ten Network in Chicago. She covered professional and college sports for WTVD, the ABC station in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ngozi’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, the Chicago Tribune, Nylon, Chicago Magazine, Lenny Letter, Racked, Radiant Health Magazine and the Chicago Reader. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a bachelor’s in journalism and a sociology minor. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
If you want to reach out to Ngozi with a story tip, or just to say hi, find her on Instagram and Twitter @ngoziekeledo
Noah Pransky. NBCLX Political Editor
Based in New York, Noah Pransky is the political editor for NBCLX. He has nearly two decades of experience watchdogging government and sports business issues. Before NBCLX, Noah helped inspire a series of new laws and consumer protections through his investigative work at WTSP-TV in Tampa Bay. His stories also inspired federal legislation to end campaign finance abuses by former members of Congress.
Noah’s series on red light camera abuses launched a national conversation about the technology’s fairness, earning him the George Polk and duPont-Columbia Awards. He’s also collected national Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow awards for his investigative and political coverage.
Noah got his start in broadcasting at age 10, reporting for Boston’s WBZ radio, before graduating from Boston University’s College of Communication. Noah also spent two years as the Boston Red Sox’ mascot, “Wally the Green Monster.” His ebay account is just a few months younger than Peter Hull’s.
To contact Noah privately, email email@example.com. Or find him on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @NoahPransky
Peter K. Hull writes, shoots, and edits feature content about science, history, and technology. He experiments with new ways to unpack dense information, and he also tells stories.
Peter has worked embedded with federal agents in the Sonoran Desert, gone undercover to expose problems at Texas governmental offices, and worked major hurricanes from Galveston to New York City. His stories have been recognized with more than 40 industry awards, including several national awards for investigative journalism.
Peter’s analog childhood was changed by interactive screens and video games. He has been a citizen of the web since GeoCities, he remembers Reddit before there were subreddits, and he has been using Adobe After Effects for 19 years. His eBay account recently turned 22 years old.
Email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter @peterkhull
Ashley Holt is one of the hosts of LX News, late edition, but her most cherished accomplishment is leading the Midwest division of the Beyhive (Beyonce’s fan club)! Originally from Aurora, Illinois, Ashley joined the NBC family as a two-time intern before graduating from the University of Missouri. This allowed for unexpected professional journeys to Tulsa and Chicago before Ashley made her way back to NBC in Dallas to work for NBCLX.
Chances are, if you are watching Ashley on LX, she is having an authentic conversation with a guest. She could be speaking with a doctor about pandemic warnings, bringing attention to movements for social justice, or trying to get an actor to accidentally spill secrets about our favorite shows. If you have not yet met her on NBCLX, join Ashley and Nik Zecevic, weeknights from 8pm-12am ET.
San Diego will always be home for Jobeth Devera, but in 2012 she left America’s Finest City to fulfill her dreams of becoming a journalist. Her first stop after graduating from San Diego State University (go Aztecs!) was Nebraska – where cattle and corn outnumber the people. Jobeth started as a producer at NTV News, then moved in front of the camera as a reporter/anchor at KETV in Omaha. In 2016, Jobeth traded in the cold winters and Reuben sandwiches for warm beaches and Spam musubi. She joined the Hawaii News Now team in Honolulu, her second home.
Jobeth stepped away from news in 2018 to launch “HI Now,” Hawaii’s newest lifestyle show, where she won her first Emmy Award as the host and producer. In 2020, before anyone knew a pandemic would upset our lives, another opportunity came knocking at the door. Jobeth then moved back to the mainland and helped launch a new national network, NBCLX. When she is not on TV, catch Jobeth kickin’ it with her people or her dog Koba, dancing Tahitian, or refining her golf skills.
Follow Jobeth on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @jobethdeveratv
Nik hails from Los Angeles, California, but he has lived, worked, and studied all around the world from Rome to Beijing. As the son of an airline pilot, Nik has moved around a bit, acquiring a passion for traveling and languages at a young age.
Exposure to a variety of people and cultures eventually sparked Nik’s interest in politics and the news. He went on to study history and political science at the university. It was a chance run-in with a journalist on a Hong Kong subway that made Nik realize he wanted to pursue journalism as a career. Aside from delivering the news, Nik’s other passions include calzones, hiking, classical organ music, dogs, soccer, and chillin’ on the beach — in no particular order.
Tabitha Lipkin hails from the land of cowboys and crazy delicious breakfast tacos, graduating from the University of Texas in 2012 with a bachelor’s in journalism. (Hook ‘em!) Since then, she has worked in all corners of broadcast, starting her career behind the scenes, working in late-night television for both Conan on TBS and The Colbert Report. Knowing that she also wanted to be a fun and personable communicator, Tabitha transitioned into a more “in-front-of-the-camera” role.
Tabitha spent eight years working in broadcast journalism in Southern California. She worked nationally for Herring Networks as a news anchor, covering a variety of topics including the 2015 Presidential Election, and she was a travel host focusing on sustainable world travel. Tabitha also took on the role of sports anchor and reporter for Fox 5 San Diego, covering multiple professional sports across Southern California, including the 2018 World Series.
Tabitha’s other career highlights include winning Miss Scuba International 2014, moderating a panel for the United Nations on the International Day of Sport in 2019, and winning an Emmy for her travel show Private Islands. Tabitha is also a divemaster who travels as much as humanly possible (pre-pandemic). She loves making people laugh wherever possible. Fun fact: Tabitha only recently learned how to boil an egg! She is so excited to be reimagining the world’s approach to news as an NBCLX host.
From as early as he can remember, Alex has been fascinated with movies. Singing along to The Wizard of Oz and Annie at the age of three marked the beginning of his career path. In high school, Alex directed and shot various short films and stories. He won over a dozen awards, including nine national awards. As Alex grew further into film, he also shared a love for music. Alex played in bands, produced music, and filmed concerts any time he could. He filmed a feature-length documentary and toured with the Grammy-nominated band Periphery. From there, his cinematography and travel life truly began.
Since then, working across various states and continents with touring musicians, professional athletes, and movie stars has become the norm. After seeing over 20 countries and 80 cities, Alex feels incredibly blessed to tell stories, be creative, and film.
Michelle Park is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, seen on numerous local and national outlets. She is a recurring lifestyle expert on The Drew Barrymore Show. For three seasons, Michelle was a health and lifestyle expert on The Steve Harvey Show and a food and lifestyle expert for The Harry Connick Show. She has been seen on NBC New York, MSG Networks, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, and Fox Business, talking about everything from lifestyle to consumer patterns. She has also appeared as a judge in Chopped Jr. on the Food Network.
Michelle is the co-creator of Her Big Idea, a show about female entrepreneurs, for which she earned an Emmy Award and was nominated for six. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in media studies.