Local News Anchor to Teach and
Emcee at Grand Teton Film Festival
Longtime Local News 8 anchor Jay Hildebrandt joins
Eastern Idaho’s premiere film festival for 2019 season.
REXBURG, IDAHO– Jay Hildebrandt from KIFI Local News 8 in Idaho Falls will teach a Video Journalism class as part of the educational workshops being offered at the Grand Teton Film Festival. In addition, Hildebrandt will also emcee the festival’s spectacular Awards Ceremony on June 1.
Aside from his 35 years as a weeknight anchor on Channel 8, Hildebrandt frequently does his own news reports and stories. Showing his many talents, Hildebrandt photographs, films, writes and edits these reports personally.
Hildebrandt’s current and previous positions have allowed him to work on stories with governors, presidents, movie stars and world religious leaders. Prior to his work at Local News 8, Hildebrandt worked as an anchor and reporter at KMVT in Twin Falls and WKIG in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Most rewarding for Hildebrandt has been his Wednesday’s Child weekly news series featuring foster children from around Eastern Idaho who are waiting to be adopted into permanent families. Hildebrandt may also be recognized on the campus of Brigham Young University-Idaho as an adjunct professor of Public Speaking and Broadcast Performance for the school’s Communication Department.
He and his wife, Sally, have five children and fourteen grandchildren.