Spencer Blake has been part of Arizona's Family since March of 2018. During his career, he’s interviewed governors and prophets. He’s been in MLB dugouts and NFL locker rooms, and he’s talked one-on-one with Hall-of-Famers and entertainers. During his time in Arizona, Spencer was part of live, team coverage during President Donald Trump’s visit to Mesa.
While he working as a one-man-band reporter for KRON 4 News in San Francisco, Spencer spent several weeks doing live reports from the huge wine country wildfires in Sonoma and Napa Counties in 2017. He traveled to the Las Vegas Strip to cover the 2017 shooting massacre, and he found crucial information about the deadly Oakland warehouse fire that killed more than 30 people in 2016. He also captured the chaos and violence in the streets of Berkeley during various protests there.
Before that, Spencer anchored Good Morning Idaho at KIVI-TV in Boise for 5 years. He was nominated for an Emmy as anchor/producer of the show in 2012. He started his TV news career at KAUZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Wichita Falls, Texas where he was a reporter and morning anchor.
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Spencer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a Broadcast Journalism emphasis and minored in music. He served a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina and is fluent in Spanish.
Spencer was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He and his wife Whitney adopted their two boys. “Birth is amazing enough by itself, but I could talk about the miracles that brought our boys into our lives through adoption for hours,” he said. “For years we had to wait for kids to come, but looking back we know we weren’t waiting for just any kids – we were waiting for our kids. Those boys were absolutely meant to be with us; they just came to us a different way.”
The Blakes love outdoor adventures, people-watching, and playing flashlight tag before bedtime. It's not uncommon for Spencer and his family to sing along loudly to songs from 'The Greatest Showman' in the car or at home. Sometimes it evolves into dancing.
Though he's living in PAC-12 country now, Spencer will always be a die-hard BYU football fan.
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