Midwest Correspondent Voice of America
Kane Farabaugh is an experienced television, radio, and online news reporter and correspondent. He is also a proficient "one-man band" videographer, non-linear video editor and producer, and manages multiple projects and products across various digital platforms.
He has reported from the front lines of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has covered news events ranging from U.S. Presidential elections to the Olympics.
Kane's career began as a broadcaster in the U.S. Air Force at the American Forces Network in Korea and then Japan. After the military, he worked as a U.S. network affiliate reporter at WTVO-TV in Rockford, Illinois, Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida, KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California, WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, and at WSYR-TV in Syracuse, New York.
Kane also served as Director of Special Projects for the American Forces Network Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, where he earned the 2002 Department of the Army Civilian Broadcast Journalist of the Year award. At AFN-E, he managed a team of four people producing a weekly TV news magazine and other long-form documentary projects, including coverage of ongoing military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa.
He is currently the Midwest Correspondent for Voice of America.
Kane has earned over fifty awards in journalism, including the 2003 RTNDA National Security Reporting Award, a 2007 and 2002 RTNDA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and 3 Associated Press Awards including Best Enterprise Reporter. The Midwestern Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated him for four Emmy Awards including two Best Documentary selections.
Kane is a dedicated Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow and recipient of the 2011-12 District 6420 New Rotarian of the Year Award.
He serves on the board of directors of the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, and is a board member with the Ottawa Township High School Educational Foundation.