Makensie Hinkle joined the 12News team in August 2018 as a multimedia journalist. She was born in Fort Worth but grew up right here in Nederland. She is happy to call SETX home again.

Makensie started her media career in radio working for ESPN and Spectrum Sports in Dallas, TX. There she covered the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Texas Rangers, TCU Horned Frogs and SMU Mustangs. During this time, Makensie had the opportunity to learn to shoot, edit and report her own stories as well as sideline reports.

From there, Makensie made her way to West Texas to begin her Television News journey at CBS 7 in Odessa, TX.

Makensie graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Electronic Media from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She was also a member of the world famous Texas State Strutter dance team.

On her days off Makensie likes to go to the lake, watch sports and hang out with her dog George.

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