Parker has lived in the Springfield area for more than 20 years.
He graduated from Missouri State with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Mass Media.
In school, Parker reported for The Standard, covering sports and breaking news at Missouri State.
He also did some media production work for the Springfield Cardinals and worked on production crews for Missouri State sports.
Parker’s hobbies include listening to podcasts, doing puzzles, and working on home projects with his wife and three dogs.
His favorite sports teams are KU and the Chiefs.