In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Brenda Baumgartner Stanley.
You may know Brenda from her years of anchoring and reporting the news at KPVI Channel 6. She’s also worked at KIFI Channel 8 and was the lead reporter in covering the disappearance of Jeralee Underwood in 1993.
During her coverage of the case, the man who murdered Jeralee frequently called Brenda and even confessed to the crime during an on-camera interview.
Brenda left television news a few years ago and has authored several novels and cookbooks including The Color of Snow, The Zucchini Houdini, I Am Nuchu, That’s a Lot of Crock!, Everyday Vegetarian: Meat-Free Meals in Minutes and Like Ravens in Winter. She just released a new book titled The Dinner Belle: My Favorite Recipes.
Brenda is the mother of 5 children, including two sets of twins. She and her husband Dave, a veterinarian, live on a ranch in Pocatello with their horses and dogs.
Watch the video to see Brenda talk about her journalism and writing careers, how she balanced life as a mother of five and what she plans to do next.