Todd Blackinton

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Updated: 12/11/2013 1:08 pm

Todd Blackinton


In July of 2002 Todd Blackinton and his wife, Traci, climbed into a moving van by themselves to head to Peoria, Illinois for a new job opportunity. Exactly three years later Todd and Traci returned to eastern Idaho now with two little boys in tow. Fast forward about five years and now Todd and Traci have four children. A little boy named Jonah and their first girl, Claire, were born in Pocatello.

The first time Todd worked for NBC Newschannel 6 he anchored news and weather on the weekends. He eventually moved to mornings. He then spent three years anchoring morning news at HOI 19 News in Peoria. Todd has now returned to anchor the NBC Newschannel 6 newscasts at 5pm 6pm and 10pm and assume the role of News Director.

Todd is the youngest of three boys. The oldest brother lives in San Diego with his family and the other brother lives in Alabama with his family. Between the Blackintons and Clydes, Todd is the uncle to 26 nieces and nephews.

Todd and Traci are happy to be home in eastern Idaho and are putting down deep roots in a community that has been so good to them.

Facts to Know

Position: Anchor/News Director

Year Hired: 2000 and 2005

First TV Appearance: 1983 Ski Race

Favorite Story: Tornado Aftermath in Illinois

Memorable Interview: Edward James Olmos

Dream Interview: Bono

Dream Job: TV Play-by-play for the Cubs

Favorite Program: NBC's Parenthood

First Story: Women's Prison Improvements

Role Model: Tom Brokaw

Why I'm A Journalist: To tell people's stories

Alma Mater: BYU

Hometown: Provo, UT

Height: 5'10"

Star Sign: Capricorn

Kids: three boys and a girl

Siblings: two brothers

Hobbies: skiing, music, trying to grow stuff and failing

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Musician: John Popper

Favorite Author: J. K. Rowling

Favorite Movie Star: Tom Hanks

Favorite Destination: Prague
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