Kimberly Arms Shirk began her broadcast career as an editor and photographer for Fox 42 in Omaha, NE and quickly transferred to reporting and producing. She helped to start up the ABC affiliate in Lincoln, NE, KLKN-TV8 as a morning anchor and one-man band reporter and continued her career in Des Moines, Iowa at WOI-TV5 as a reporter/ photographer until 1997. In September of 1997, Kimberly was severely burned and nearly killed by a 13,000 volt electrical line due in part to a lack of training with Live Trucks.
Since her accident Kimberly speaks with passion about the importance of Safety in the Workplace, Running, not Walking through the Fire of Tragedy, Finding Faith at the End of the Road, Being Positively Prepared for Anything, More than a Face for TV. Topics include emotional intelligence and a positive attitude, change management, GRIT and perseverance, organizational change, writing your own story, safety in the workplace and positive body image. She is currently the Human Resources Coordinator with an emphasis on training and development for Southeast Community College, a freelance speaker & writer and chief engineer of her family: her husband, Chad, two sons, Caleb, Logan and their daughter, Addison.
Survivor | Motivational Speaker
September 1997 – Current
Author, “Remote Fears & Silver Linings”
September 2016 – Current
Human Resources Coordinator: Training & Development
Southeast Community College
May 2018 – Current
Senior Marketing Strategist/Social Responsibility Team Lead
October 2012 – May 2018
January 1998 – Current
July 1997 – September 1997
Morning News Anchor/Reporter/Photographer
January 1995 – June 1997
December 1994 – January 1995