Where Are They Now
Today we feature Tony Brooks.
Info for Tony's bio comes from a story done by KAIT over 2 years ago: "He holds the record for the most time on the anchor desk at KAIT. His name is Tony Brooks. The former educator became the face of Region 8 news during his long stint that also saw him trek the nation in bringing the news home.
He took the news on the road; appealed to our compassion for children at Arkansas Children's Hospital; recognized the hard work of area teachers; and, long before P. Allen Smith was on the scene, Tony brooks had us "Growing Smart."
"I received more mail about Growing Smart than anything I did because we talked about how you planted your tomatoes," said Brooks, the anchor at KAIT from 1983 through 1999. "What you put on them for fungus, what you spray your roses with for black spots. It was stuff that people could use."
Tony served up news that people could "use" for nearly 16 years. First as a reporter who, by himself, served as the Kennett bureau for K8 News."
What's Tony doing now? He left KAIT in 1999 to become the deputy director of AETN.