Noah Bond reports for ABC 4 Wednesday through Friday at 5 and 6 p and weekends at 5 and 10 p.
Noah is a respected journalist earning an Emmy nomination and awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, Idaho Press Club and a Society of Professional Journalists.
He comes from WPSD where he challenged the Illinois government responsible for a roughly $13 billion debt. He asked Governor Pat Quinn when the state would make good on more than $100 million in late payments to Southern Illinois University. Quinn said the state would make them up by the summer of 2010. It was the first time SIU leaders received an answer from Springfield.
Noah also used a hidden camera to uncover wide spread civil disobedience against a smoking ban in nearly all public places. His story revealed smokers leaving law-abiding businesses for those willing to break the law. Noah's story encouraged city leaders to enforce the law.
He also worked in Idaho for KIFI and KIDK. He served as bureau chief in Pocatello and anchor in Idaho Falls.
His career started at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he reported from Manchester minutes after an F4 tornado destroyed the community. "I can still remember the survivors sifting through family pictures and documents," said Noah. Bulldozers pushed the rubble into a pile where it was burned. Today Manchester remains a ghost town.
Noah earned his associates degree from Brigham Young University in Idaho where he was named the Division of Language and Letters Man of the Year. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo.
He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Carlsbad, California