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Jeff Haldiman (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0254
E-mail: jhaldiman@newstribune.com
Bio:
Jeff Haldiman reports on Cole County government, including the County Commission and the county's 16 offices. He also covers public safety agencies, including the Jefferson City police and fire departments, Cole County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Highway Patrol, as well as the Cole County associate and circuit courts. Haldiman began his career at the Jefferson City News Tribune in April 2006, covering crime and the courts. Since then he also has reported on city, county and state government issues as well as school-related and personal stories about Mid-Missouri residents and their families. The Missouri Press Association, Associated Press and Kansas City Press Club have recognized Haldiman for his work at the News Tribune. Haldiman began his career in journalism in 1993 at KDKD Radio in Clinton, Missouri, after graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg in 1992. Working at a small, one-man newsroom meant he covered everything from local school board meetings to the arrival of the first B-2 Stealth Bomber at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster in December 1993. Haldiman began working in Missouri's Capital City in 1996 with a seven-year stay at KLIK/KATI/KFRU radio, where, working in another small newsroom, Haldiman again covered a range of stories from fundraising for local organizations to the tragic death and national funeral of Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999. During this time Haldiman first earned awards for his work from The Associated Press and the Missouri Broadcasters Association, as well from the Missouri State Teachers Association and other organizations. In 2003, Haldiman accepted an offer to work at Mid-Missouri CBS-TV affiliate KRCG as assignment editor and assistant news director. When a position opened at the News Tribune newsroom opening came up, Haldiman took the opportunity to return to reporting. When not working, Haldiman has found great joy in the world of sports. His work in journalism has allowed him to stay close to sports and to see several of his favorite teams and players.

Incumbent: Recorder’s office now more modern, efficient

Published Jun. 24 2018

Even before his election to the office of Cole County recorder in 2014, Ralph Bray was involved in the preservation...

Prosecutor: Experience distinguishes him in primary race

Published Jun. 24 2018

Mark Richardson said his years of experience with a variety of legal matters makes him worthy of re-election to the...

Attorney: Depth, breadth of experience prepared him for judicial post

Published Jun. 24 2018

As he campaigns for the office of Cole County associate circuit judge, Tim Anderson notes it's ironic the one office...

Drug crisis the chief concern of prosecutor candidate

Published Jun. 24 2018

A crisis with illegal drugs, in particular methamphetamines and opioids, is one of the biggest issues facing the Cole County...

Former deputy recorder cites experience as asset

Published Jun. 24 2018

She hasn’t held public office, but Republican Judy Ridgeway believes her work experience will allow her to be an effective...

Judicial candidate cites experience in courtroom

Published Jun. 24 2018

Experience. Cotton Walker said the word defines why he should be elected Cole County associate circuit judge.

High call volume stretches EMS service

Published Jun. 23 2018

A high volume of calls Friday morning forced the Cole County Ambulance Service to have all seven of its ambulances...

Cyclists converge on Capital City

Published Jun. 21 2018

Cyclists competing in the 3,000-mile Race Across America have been pedalling through Jefferson City the past few days.

Planning underway for Cole County's 200th anniversary

Published Jun. 20 2018

Planning for the celebration of Cole County's 200th anniversary in 2020 has begun.At Tuesday's Cole County Commission meeting, commissioners heard...

Parks control discussed in proposed city charter changes

Published Jun. 20 2018

The Jefferson City Charter Review Advisory Committee plans to meet one more time next week to hopefully finalize recommendations to...

Crews removing parts of leaning wall

Published Jun. 19 2018

Jefferson City crews Monday began taking down a retaining wall on Monroe Street that had been showing signs of instability.

Jefferson City teen will compete in Olympic-style competition

Published Jun. 18 2018

A Jefferson City teenager soon will go up against 19 other teenagers in an Olympic-type competition.

Locals advocate in DC for renewable energy

Published Jun. 16 2018

A Holts Summit couple was among 1,200 volunteers from all 50 states who spent time this week in Washington, D.

GOP candidates introduce themselves at party event

Published Jun. 15 2018

Republicans running for county and statewide offices got to introduce themselves Thursday night to fellow Republicans in Cole County.

Blair Oaks School Board candidates interviewed

Published Jun. 13 2018

Potential candidates to fill two spots on the Blair Oaks School Board were interviewed during a special board meeting Tuesday...

Ambulance Director recommends sticking to 12-hour shifts

Published Jun. 13 2018

After meeting with staff last week, Cole County Ambulance Director Jerry Johnston recommended to the Cole County Commission Tuesday the...

Ambulance shift conversation continues

Published Jun. 8 2018

Cole County Ambulance Director Jerry Johnston plans to meet with his staff today to see how many are interested in...

Celebrating the sculpture, honoring history

Published Jun. 8 2018

In its 10 years of existence, visitors have come from as far as China.

Cole County EMS reconsidering 24-hour ambulance shifts

Published Jun. 6 2018

The Cole County Commission plans to meet again Thursday to continue discussing the possibility of returning the ambulance back to...

Fate of death row inmate unclear after Greitens' resignation

Published Jun. 6 2018

The fate of a Missouri death row inmate whose execution was halted last year after DNA evidence raised questions about...