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Tomas Hoppough

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Tomas joined KFOX14 as a multimedia journalist in June 2015. He grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska - a very different climate than El Paso. But Tomas says he loves the weather and everything that El Paso has to offer. Tomas moved from Alaska to Kansas, where he played junior college soccer.

He transferred to the University of Kansas, where he enrolled in journalism school and graduated in May 2015. He started working during his junior year for KUJH News, where he was mentored by Brett Akagi, 21 regional Emmy winner, four-time National Press Photographers Association regional photographer of the year and an NPPA faculty memberi. Tomas worked as an anchor, reporter, producer and on the assignment desk for KUJH. In his senior year, Tomas worked for 6News in Lawrence, Kansas, where he produced the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news.

At KU, Tomas received the 2014 College Media Association Pinnacle Award for best newscast, the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 best all-around newscast, was a 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 finalist for general news reporting, and the 2015 Kansas Association of Broadcasters second-place award for hard news reporting for the first same-sex marriage in Lawrence.

Tomas has learned from fellow KU alumni award-winning storytellers like "The Today Show's" Bob Dotson and KARE-TV's Greg Vandergrift, and wants to emulate storytellers like KING 5's John Sharify and 10News's Joe Little.

Tomas enjoys soccer and going to the gym and is a longtime Buffalo Bills fan. He is excited to tell the stories of the Borderland.