Forrest began his journalism career at age eight when his parents bought him his first video camera. The countless hours he spent interviewing the neighborhood kids and pets prepared him for the interviews he now conducts as a reporter for KCRG-TV9.
(Before you ask, Forrest is named after an old Hawkeye football coach. Not a character from a Tom Hanks movie)
Forrest went to school at the University of Iowa. In 2009, he received a BA in Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication.
Forrest's first real taste of broadcasting was here, at KCRG-TV9, during a yearlong internship. After that, KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa gave him his first opportunity to work as a full time reporter and fill-in anchor. For three years, he covered floods, fireballs and everything in between.
Forrest grew up in Okoboji and graduated from the Spirit Lake school system. Northwest Iowa always has been, and will be, home to Forrest.
Outside of work, Forrest loves to fish, take pictures, play video games, and hang out with friends.
In another life, Forrest would be a New York Times food critic. As long as he's hungry, there's still hope.
E-mail Forrest at Forrest.Saunders@kcrg.com.