Jett Beachum joined KHQA as the Assistant Sports Director in November 2017.
Jett grew up in Irving, Texas and has been around sports his entire life, originally watching his older brothers play them before following in their footsteps. When his dreams of playing in the NFL were thwarted by his growth spurt, or lack thereof, he decided to cover sports instead.
He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and earned a Sports Journalism certificate. While attending UT, he volunteered for Texas Student Television, where he served as an anchor, producer, and photographer. During his time in Austin, he also interned at Spectrum News and ESPN’s Longhorn Network.
After graduation, Jett worked for a year in San Antonio, Texas as a sports producer for KSAT 12 before moving to Quincy to start his on-air career covering sports in the Tri-States.
When Jett is not working, he enjoys exploring, watching Texas Longhorn Athletics, and playing guitar (albeit very poorly).