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KMTV's Jim Flowers named to Journalist Hall...

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 19:04:45-04

KMTV Action 3 News Weather Alert Team Chief Meteorologist Jim Flowers is headed to the Hall of Fame.

The Omaha Press Club announced the 2016 class of inductees into the Journalists of Excellence Hall of Fame on Monday.  Flowers is one of six who will be inducted on Saturday, June 4th.  Flowers has been reporting weather for 36 years, and covered the second largest tornado on record in Hallam, Nebraska, and the world's second largest hailstone which fell in Aurora, Nebraska.  Flowers started his career in 1979 at WOLO-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, before joining KETV in Omaha in 1982.  He later became chief meteorologist at WOWT in Omaha in 1992, and joined KMTV in 2013.

Also being inducted into the Omaha Press Club Journalists of Excellence Hall of Fame are the late former KMTV reporter Jim Roberts, Former KMTV reporter-photographer and assistant news director John Prescott, late Omaha Star publisher Dr. Marguerita Washington, retired Omaha World-Herald editorial page editor Frank Partsch, and retiring chair of Creighton University's Department of Journalism, Media and Computing Dr. Eileen Wirth