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KACV Blogger--John Kanelis

John Kanelis

I’m one of those who embodies the bumper sticker that says, “I wasn’t born in Amarillo, but I got here as quickly as I could.” I’m a native of Oregon and have lived in Texas since 1984. I moved with my wife to Amarillo in January 1995.

My career until now has been in print journalism. I worked as editorial page editor at the Amarillo Globe-News for more than 17 years and held a similar job for nearly 11 years at the Beaumont Enterprise before moving to the High Plains. And before that I served as editor of a small suburban daily paper in Oregon City, Ore. I don’t profess to be an “expert” on anything, but I have gained a good bit of knowledge about Texas politics’ sometimes-peculiar nature.

I studied political science at Portland State University in my hometown of Portland. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam. I’ve been married for more than four decades and my wife and I have two nearly perfect sons to show for it.

But enough about me.

This blog – A Public View – will call attention to public affairs programming presented on KACV, which brings great value to the educational fabric of the Panhandle. I’m glad to be a part of that effort.

Let’s enjoy the ride together.

2 comments

  1. Thanks for your service in fighting the wars, of both politics and ideas.

    1. Just saw this comment on the Public View blog. Thanks for sending it in.

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