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Meet KMBC News Anchor and Army Reserve Soldier Captain Stephanie Ramos

March 24, 2014 | Fred Hermstein

Stephanie Ramos joined KMBC-TV in April 2012. She came to Kansas City from WIBW in Topeka, Kan.

Growing up in New York City, Stephanie graduated from Iona College with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism 2003 and master of arts degree in media studies in 2005. She also attended Fordham University for graduate study. In 2005, Stephanie was accepted into the NBC Page Program at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, working for a number of shows including the "Today Show" and "Saturday Night Live."

In order to get started on air, Ramos left New York and began working as an assignment editor at NBC-affiliate WIS while also taking Army officer courses at military base Fort Jackson. Ramos attended the Army's basic training course in 2002, later completed ROTC in graduate school and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Ramos deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a 1st Lieutenant in 2008, and while there chronicled her experiences on camera. When Ramos returned, she developed/produced, along with her husband Emio, a half-hour special titled "To Baghdad & Back" for WIBW, which won a Kansas Association of Broadcasters Award. Now a captain, Ramos continues to serve in the Army Reserve, and in 2011 she and her husband welcomed their first child into the world.

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