Kaci Richter

Kaci Richter, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Practice

Broadcasting Communication Design

Kaci Richter joined the college in 2018 as an assistant professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications teaching broadcasting and communication design courses. She is currently the Communication Design Coordinator overseeing the communication design sequence of courses, communication design lab and CoJMC equipment training process.

Richter began her professional career in radio broadcasting as on-air talent at KIBZ “106.3 The Blaze”, KSLI “104.1 Kiss-FM”, and KLMY “My 106.3” in Lincoln, Nebraska. She held various positions off the air including Promotions Director and Web Director at both KSLI-FM and KLMY-FM. After leaving commercial radio in 2008, Kaci began as an instructor and program chair in radio broadcasting at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs Iowa teaching courses in media writing, audio production, media sales, media performance, media programming and broadcast promotions. At CoJMC, Kaci teaches communication design, broadcasting, writing and a variety of audio production courses.

She hosted the weekday “Rock 101” feature on KIWR-FM “89-7 The River” from 2016-2018 and she currently hosts “The Mixtape” on 90.3 KRNU. Her volunteer and free-lance projects include work for Omaha Dance Center, The University of Nebraska Press, The Early Childhood Education Center, 1 Eyed Jacks, and The Council Bluffs Public School District.

Richter is a published voice talent, producer and editor of multiple audiobooks including:

  • Mastering - “Mud, Blood, and Ghosts: Populism, Eugenics, and Spiritualism in the American West” by Julie Carr
  • Producer - “The Wheeling Year” by Ted Kooser
  • Narrator and Producer - “Death Zones and Darling Spies” by Beverly Deepe Keever
  • Producer - “Sugar Work” by Katie Marya
  • Narrator and Producer - “News Zero” by Beverly Deepe Keever
  • Producer - “Death of the Senate” by Ben Nelson
  • Narrator and Producer - “Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S.
  • Embassy Bombings” by Prudence Bushnell
  • Narrator and Producer - “In the Mouth of the Wolf” by Rose Zarr
  • Producer - “Nebraska” by Kwame Dawes

Awards and honors:

  • 2023 University of Nebraska Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2021 Second place award, radio talk show category; “The Mixtape: Talkbox”; Organization: National Association of Press Women
  • 2020 First place award, radio talk show category; “The Mixtape: Talkbox”; Organization: Nebraska Press Women
  • 2019 Eric Sevareid Award of Merit, multimedia project; “Is the Big Tent Too Big?”; Organization: Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association
  • 2018 “Living Our Mission” Challenge award; Organization: Iowa Western Community College
  • 2017 Hootsuite Platform Certification
  • 2017 Hootsuite Social Marketing Certification
  • 2015 Promotion to Full Professor; Organization: Iowa Western Community College
  • 2014 President's Outstanding Service Award – Faculty; Organization: Iowa Western Community College
  • 2014 Outstanding New Teacher Award; Organization: Iowa Communication Association
  • 2013 Promotion to Associate Professor; Organization: Iowa Western Community College
  • 2013 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award

She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003, holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Social Media from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master of Arts in Management from Doane University and a Master of Arts in Professional Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Richter is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Richter lives with her husband and three daughters in Omaha, Nebraska.

Curriculum Vitae