Ethan Schmidt

Ethan Schmidt comes to the KODE family after spending the last two years covering local sports in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as a Weekend Sports Anchor at WLUC-TV 6. 

Before moving to Michigan, Ethan graduated with his Bachelors in Communication (2013) and Masters in Corporate Communication (2015) from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee (Let's Go Peay!). 

Ethan played football and ran track in high school, but found a passion for calling other sports at his high school, which turned into several freelance opportunities on local radio in Clarksville. Eventually he got the opportunity to do radio/television play-by-play and color commentary for Austin Peay and the OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) Digital Network before he made the switch to sportscasting upon graduating from grad school. 

Ethan is married to his amazing wife, Cali, and is excited to be in Joplin! You can follow him on Twitter @EthanSchmidtTV or on Facebook at  He can also be contacted by email at 

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