Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Brooke Lennington
Evening News Anchor / Co-Assistant News Director
Brooke provides weekly stories focused on local people who are accomplishing incredible things. Brooke can be found serving in the community as an emcee for events put on by the Kansas Family Stroke Foundation, Family Service & Guidance Center and LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center.
“It is my goal every day to show people the positive, feel good stories and the great things happening in our community.”
What advice would you give someone in a new leadership position?
Remember it’s not about you. Strive to make your team a success—not you. When they shine, you shine; when they fail, you fail. Being present is key. Be there with your team as much as possible, early mornings and late nights. And remember, mistakes will happen, just learn from them and move on.
Who is your mentor?
My grandpa. He is my #1 fan. Despite living hundreds of miles away, he never misses a newscast. Every day I can count on him to have a review of how I did the night before. He tells me what I did well, and where I can improve. Knowing he’s watching pushes me to try and do the best I can.
What is your motivation?
Proving to myself that anything is possible if you work hard enough. My childhood was a bit ofa roller coaster. We didn’t have a lot of money, my parents were divorced, and there were some pretty dark times. When I was applying for colleges I had no idea what I was doing because no one in my family had ever been to college. Looking back now, I’m grateful for my past, it made me stronger, and continues to push me to never settle.
Lisa Loewen | Editor-in-Chief
Erin Aldridge & Enedina Patch | Compiled Content
Nathan Ham, Nathan Ham Photography | Photographer