My name's Kira Hoffelmeyer. I'm the executive producer for the afternoon news at KSL Newsradio in the beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

But if you asked me what I do for a living, I'd tell you I'm a chaos coordinator.

 

I manage anchors, hosts, breaking news, reporters, board operators, people who call the station, traffic reporters, digital producers, other radio producers, interns... and there's probably someone I'm forgetting — but you get my point. 

I'm pulled in a hundred different directions every minute. I make the tough decisions in milliseconds. I break news the second I know it. I manage a team that's not even all in the building, let alone the same room, with interns in the mix.  

I'm the youngest executive producer at my company. My spirit, drive and work have earned me the reputation of "pint-sized firecracker" among my peers.

Dig in to find out why.