Brian Hauswirth began as Missourinet news director in July 2016. He anchors daily newscasts, simulcasts and special reports from the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, where he primarily covers the Missouri House and numerous legislative committee hearings.
Brian came to Missourinet after serving as the assignment editor at KMIZ Channel 17 (ABC) in Columbia for four years, where he earned awards from the Kansas City Press Club for investigative and beat reporting.
Brian has also completed his 18th season as a college football scoreboard host at Learfield Sports, where he handles the updates for six major colleges across the nation, including the consistently top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. In addition to Alabama, Brian does scoreboards for Mizzou, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Purdue and Wyoming football broadcasts.
Brian has years of experience working at local stations, including KMZU Radio in Carrollton, KTRS Radio in St. Louis, KRES-KWIX Radio in Moberly, KLIK Radio in Jefferson City and KFRU Radio in Columbia, where he earned numerous awards from the Missouri Associated Press Broadcasters. Brian’s “Partyline” show on KLIK Radio earned “Best Radio News Program” in 2004 from the Kansas City Press Club.
Brian has been a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections and for the Missouri Department of Social Services, two of the largest departments in state government.
Brian grew up in Florissant, where his parents still live. He is a 1993 cum laude graduate of Lindenwood College in St. Charles, with a double major in mass communications and history.
Bill Pollock has been with Learfield Communications since December of 2001. He most recently, took over as Sports Director for the Missourinet in August of 2007. Prior to joining the Missourinet, Bill worked for Learfield Sports for six years where he oversaw affiliate relations for radio stations on some of the top college football and basketball Radio Networks in the country, including The University of North Carolina, Oklahoma University, and The University of Iowa. Bill also worked in radio sales in Jefferson City, MO and was a program director and morning show host for KTXY in Columbia, MO in the late 90’s prior to joining Learfield Communications.
Bill and his wife Deanne have two children, Ryan and Allyson. In his spare time, Bill likes to coach baseball and softball. Bill was born and raised in Chicago and while he promises to never mention this fact on the air, he is in fact a lifelong Cubs fan.
Alisa Nelson joined Missourinet in Spring 2015. Prior to working for Missourinet, she was an anchor/reporter for one of Learfield’s affiliate stations, 1400 KLIN in Lincoln, Nebraska. Alisa held that position for five years. Prior to working in the newsroom there, she was a DJ on the FM stations, B107.3, Froggy 98 and KOOL 105.3. She also helped with traffic reports and airing various sporting events. She also worked as an afternoon host at affiliate station KSIB AM/FM in Creston, Iowa. Her appreciation for news comes from her dad. They listened to Paul Harvey at noon and watched the news at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. She was fascinated at a young age with news because of all the things she learned.
Alisa grew up in southwest Iowa. She lived in Lincoln for 15 years which is where she earned her status as a Husker football fanatic. She’s also a huge Major League Baseball fan, with her #1 allegiance going to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jason Taylor was born and raised on the west coast in the San Francisco bay area, and attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in History. He’s spent almost all of his professional career in the Central Time Zone. He lived in Dallas for 21 years, mostly employed as a Top 40 radio DJ, among other formats. After working in Houston, Jackson, MS, Shreveport, LA and Tulsa, Jason transitioned into news reporting. In 2014, he covered the Kansas Legislature for WIBW, Topeka and the Kansas Information Network. From there, he segued into a news anchor/reporter position in Washington State, before leapfrogging back to the Midwest to Missourinet in July of 2016.
Jason says he’s glad to be closer to his lovely wife in Tulsa and they try to see other as often as possible on weekends.
Bill Wise has been with Learfield since April of 2014. He comes to Missourinet with more than 30 years of radio and media experience. Prior to joining Missourinet, as an anchor, he spent the last 25 years as affiliate relations manager for All Star Radio Networks based in St. Louis. He managed a network of over 400 radio stations and handled affiliate promotions and media buys for the Blue Man Group 2006 “How to be a Megastar” tour. Bill, and his wife of 33 years, Keely have 2 grown children. In his spare time, Bill enjoys playing guitar at church, giving guitar lessons at the local boys and girls club, fly fishing, fly tying, kayaking, cycling and gardening.