About Brandi


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Wife. Mother. Storyteller. Work In Progress.

Brandi (Petersen) Paul is a former television news anchor with KETV-Newswatch 7, currently the Director of Communications and Engagement for Westside Community Schools. Brandi, a proud Papillion native, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while working at KETV, Omaha’s top-ranked ABC affiliate. As an award-winning journalist nominated for three regional Emmy Awards, Brandi covered historic events across Nebraska and Iowa, secured high-profile interviews with President Barack Obama and Ebola Virus survivor Dr. Rick Sacra, and traveled to La Paz, Mexico to produce a documentary chronicling the work of a Nebraska medical team. Brandi’s work in 2014 profiling a paralyzed bride walking down the aisle was featured around the world and has been viewed more than 5 million times online.  Brandi continues to tell stories at Westside, one of Nebraska’s premiere public school districts providing exceptional learning opportunities for students in Omaha.

Brandi is host of GoOmaha! on Cox YurView and continues to emcee events across the Omaha metro area.  She is a self-described ‘work in progress’, dedicated to living a healthier lifestyle and hoping to inspire others to do the same. She loves to read and is an avid baseball fan (always cheering for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Atlanta Braves!)  Her most cherished moments are any spent with her husband, Brian, and their two little boys.

Connect with Brandi via email: brandipaul7@gmail.com!


9 thoughts on “About Brandi

  1. I still cannot bring myself to watch the 10pm newscast. Nothing against Julie and Rob but Brandi, you made me smile! Your quirkiness and constant smile is infectious and whether the volume was down or being in another room, just a glance in your direction would make me smile! The best of luck to you in your new endeavors. You made a very solid mark on our community

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  2. Brandi, My grandma was Ruth Jones! She was beautiful inside and out! Funny thing is, she never told us grand kids she was the first Miss Nebraska. After she passed away, I found a suitcase with her crown, wardrobe and sash stating she was Miss Nebraska. There was a front page newspaper folded up on the suitcase with a picture of her on the back of a train waving goodbye. It said, ” There goes Miss Jones off to compete in Miss America”. The suitcase I was going through was the suitcase at her side in the newspaper photo! Talk about getting the chills!!!
    Thank you for your blog post! You brought back great memories of a beautiful and wonderful lady!

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  3. Nice job on Go! Omaha on YYRVW TV C0X channel 1013! Just saw it after recording it. Could not find anything on the show on the web. Too bad, worth watching. Good luck on it.

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