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Aaron Sanderford

Investigative reporter

Aaron Sanderford is an investigative reporter for 3 News Now.

He came to KMTV after more than two decades in print, where he served in multiple roles as a reporter and editor. His previous job was chief political reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered the 2020 elections for Nebraska’s largest newspaper.

Aaron's reporting background ranges from covering city, county, and state government to writing about criminal justice, economic development and sports. He’s edited crime, politics, and business coverage. He has also researched and written opinion pieces for the editorial page.

His passion is digging into how decisions by governments affect people’s daily lives. He’s a sucker for good stories about people being treated unfairly. You’re likely to find him combing a spreadsheet about city spending on trash and recycling. Roads, bridges, and broadband are his jams.

Aaron moved to Nebraska in the late 1990s as an intern and later reporter of the Lincoln Journal Star. He and his wife, Amy, live in the Aksarben-Elmwood Park neighborhood in central Omaha, where they are raising two daughters on the verge of becoming teenagers.

He volunteered for years with Hillside Little League, and he serves on the PTO at his kids’ elementary school in the Omaha Public Schools. He walks his kids to school most mornings.

In his free time, Aaron likes to cheer his daughters at softball, dance, and theater. He’s a proud graduate of the University of Kentucky, with personal and family ties to Western Kentucky University. So you’ll see him wearing blue and red. But no team matters more to him than the New York Knicks.

If you have a story that needs a deeper dive from a reporter, reach out to aaron.sanderford@3newsnow.com.

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