Frankie McLister

Tucson Board Member

Frankie McLister is the morning reporter at KVOA-TV, News 4 Tucson. McLister is currently the Tucson, Web & Social Media Chair for the Rocky Mountain Emmy’s. He began his Emmy experience as a volunteer at the Capital Emmy’s when he was in high school! A Maryland native, McLister began his love for the media industry while interning at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. There, he met a Cronkite alum which convinced him to move to Arizona and attend ASU for his collegiate career.


He is a 2x Sun Devil as he completed both his bachelor’s and master’s at ASU’s Cronkite School. McLister has also held positions at NBC’s TODAY Show/Megyn Kelly TODAY and The Kim Komando Show, based in Phoenix.

Learning about different cultures, people and walks of life is a huge interest of his. During his junior year in college, Frankie studied at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain as he’s passionate about using Spanish with his storytelling.

His parents, two older sisters - Kelly and Caitlin, best friends and telling stories are a few of the most important things to him.


In addition, he can’t leave out that he’s also a big fan of airplanes, spicy food, hot tubbing, Reese's cups, sunsets and bringing awareness to Alzheimer's Disease.


“Work hard and be nice to people” is a quote that Frankie lives by. He’ll never take the power of the First Amendment and the honor of being a journalist for granted.


McLister says it is an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great NATAS family and hopes to use his skillset and background to help impact the Rocky Mountain Chapter. He can be found on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.