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About KSPN

Our Staff:

Chris Nelson Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson is the President and Managing Partner for the Flame Tree TV and Production Company.  The company broadcasts on Channel 2 and Channel 3 in the Marianas. 

Chris has worked as an anchor, news director, and talk show host.  He founded Flame Tree TV in 2007, and incorporated the Visitors Channel into the company a short time later.  The company also operates a digital signage network, produces documentaries, and television commercials.

Chris also owns Marianas Trekking an adventure company that operates hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and off road adventures on Saipan.

Chris loves shooting and traveling and has reported from places like Peru, Tanzania, New Caledonia, and Nepal.  Chris is a graduate of the University of Florida.  In his free time he likes playing soccer, baseball, and beach volleyball. 

 

Bob Coldeen Bob Coldeen

Bob is the News Director and Sports Director for the Flame Tree Network.

Bob enjoyed a sports-filled life growing up in Lakeland, Florida. His first public broadcast came on a rock'n'roll radio show Sunday evenings representing his high school.

Upon graduating from the University of Florida in 1973, he ventured to Micronesia and Truk (now Chuuk) to help launch special education. In the evenings he had a rock show on the only radio station in the islands.

After four years in the Eastern Caroline Islands, the righthander moved to the Northern Mariana Islands where he played and coached baseball and basketball first on Rota then Saipan. Shortly after arriving upon the ballpark scene, Bob became such a popular announcer with enthusiasm, wit, and knowledge that he was soon asked to be a sportscaster. He said, "Let's play ball" and everyone has been having a ball since December 1993.

 

Matt Kay Matt Kaye

Matt is the Washington Correspondent for KSPN2. He has been covering the nation's capital since the early Nineties. His reporting has touched on all facets of the NMI-US relationship, from efforts to win a delegate for the Commonwealth to the long-running controversy over NMI labor and immigration practices, affecting the local garment industry.

He's interviewed numerous lawmakers and administration officials, visiting NMI officials and leaders, and covered the Resident Representative's office. Matt has informed the people of the Commonwealth through three different NMI administrations.

 

Lannie WalkerLannie Walker

Lannie Walker covers the CNMI Legislature and has a deep love for the Marianas.  She is now in her second tour of duty at KSPN2 having first reported here in 2007.  Lannie also worked for KUAM in Guam and has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota.

In her free time Lannie likes to practice yoga, run, watch documentaries and travel.  Lannie counts herself lucky to be reporting for the people of Commonwealth. She is always happy to listen to news tips and story ideas. 

 

Jillian AngelineJillian Angeline

Jillian Angeline is excited to be Anchoring and Reporting at KSPN 2 News, covering courts, cops and politics.

Jillian comes from NY1 News in New York City, a hyper-local news station, where she worked in Northern New Jersey and the NYC boroughs of Queens and Staten Island.  She covered stories, including Super Storm Sandy recovery, the heated political race for Mayor and education initiatives.  While she loved the hustle and bustle of a big city, she’s looking forward to the island lifestyle and trips to nearby beaches in her free time.  

She began her broadcasting career at just seven-years-old, reporting and producing for the local cable station in her Central New Jersey hometown.  Jillian appeared on hundreds of segments in and around her town, interviewing city leaders, law enforcement, coaches, children’s entertainers and people of all ages. 

Jillian attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she studied broadcast and digital journalism and minored in economics and forensics. 

She loves spending time with her family, soaking up the sun and traveling to new places.

 

Lannie WalkerJanet Ahn

Most recently Janet worked as the Washington, D.C. correspondent for KTVQ, the CBS affiliate in Billings, Montana.

She received her Masters in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her B.A. in mass communications and journalism from Miami University, in Ohio.

She believes in the power of journalism and sees every experience as a cultural adventure. During her free time, she loves to travel, play tennis and discover charming coffee houses.