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Reporter – Frankie McLister

Frankie McLister
Frankie McLister

Frankie McLister is the Multimedia Journalist for Tucson Today.

His roots began in the small town of Middletown, Maryland, and transplanted to the Grand Canyon State as a freshman at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Since then, Frankie has never looked back. Now, he’s a proud 2x Sun Devil, as he graduated from ASU's Walter Cronkite School with both a bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication and a master's in Mass Communication.

His interest in entering the journalistic field started when he was young, but Frankie believes that he really owes it to his high school internship at WJLA-TV.

He then proceeded to hold positions at NBC’s TODAY Show/Megyn Kelly TODAY, The Kim Komando Show and still currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Rocky Mountain Emmy’s.

Learning about different cultures, people and walks of life is a huge interest of his and he can’t wait to learn about those of southern Arizona.

During his junior year in college, Frankie studied at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain as he’s passionate about using Spanish with his storytelling.

His parents, two older sisters - Kelly and Caitlin, best friends and telling your stories are a few of the most important things to him.

In addition, he can’t leave out that he’s also a big fan of airplanes, spicy food, hot tubbing, Reese's cups, sunsets and bringing awareness to Alzheimer's Disease.

“Work hard and be nice to people” is a quote that Frankie lives by. He’ll never take the power of the First Amendment and the honor of being a journalist for granted.

Have a story idea? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Frankie at 520-624-2477, or tell him when you see him around town! You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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