Bob Price / News Director, Mid-Day Anchor | email
As news director, it's Bob's job to motivate the news troops and manage the product. He finds great pleasure in working alongside his staff - three greatly talented and hard-working people that God personally led to the ministry. Each shares a commitment to excellence and it’s his privilege to “labor in the vineyard” along with them.
Each day, Bob hosts a half-hour noon report that includes national, state and local news, plus feature reporting. What most excites him about his job is the fact that the news audience is not necessarily Christian – and if we’re doing our job right, listeners might stick around to hear something that’s going to change their lives. That jolts Bob to no end!
Before Family Life – Bob was a student at Houghton College where he majored in mass communications. He fell in love with radio while announcing college soccer and basketball games on WJSL. Bob was fortunate enough to get a job with Family Life right out of college after interning at the station for a summer. He figured since the NBA wasn’t knocking down his door, he’d give it a shot.
Bob love sports – anything where there’s a ball involved. He also loves history (all kinds), reading, and exercising (sometimes). His wife Joanna is a reading teacher at Addison Central School. They have two children, Gracie and Ryan. The Price family loves to play together and read books. Bob is so blessed to work for a ministry that allows him to spend time his family. Bob Price lives in Painted Post – just outside of Corning.
Sarah Harnisch / Morning Anchor | email
Sarah Harnisch is a horseback riding, scrapbooking mom of five who anchors news by dawn and homeschools by… well, the rest of the day. Sort of like those secret CIA spies, Sarah slips out of her house at 2:30 am under her double persona — and returns home shortly after breakfast, shedding her Morning Show secret suit (complete with utility belt) to don supermom garb instead.
Before Family Life, Sarah anchored news on the 4th largest radio station in Chicago: WLS. She's interviewed everyone from Barack Obama to Jesse Jackson. Sarah has worked on 38 radio stations and had her own talk show in suburban Chicago.
Other little known facts about Sarah: she never went to college for broadcasting, but double majored in English Linguistics and Ancient and East Asian History, with a minor in Japanese. She delivered 4 of her 5 kids in college—either during midterm or finals week. On one occasion, she delivered her son, then drove to school to take her midterm 18 hours later (baby in tote) — before heading home.
Sarah met her husband John in a bowling alley when she was 16 years old, and they got engaged 3 weeks after their first date. They have 5 amazing kids nicknamed Alligator, Bear, Bug (the only girl), Tigger, and Fluff.
Bill Price / News Anchor | email
As news reporter, Bill’s job involves anchoring the drive home news casts, filling-in for other anchors, and producing reports and special features. Bill enjoys working with other, “Christ-minded” professionals who share his passion for the news, and his heart for Family Life.
The most exciting thing to Bill about his job is the opportunity to reach an audience that knows nothing about what it means to be a Christian. Bill sees this as a challenge to inform them, impress them, and entice them to stay around for programming that can change them! Bill’s passion includes writing, broadcasting, and story-telling.
Bill is a graduate of Houghton College where he majored in Communications and Political Science. Before coming to Family Life, Bill was involved in the non-profit world, serving as Communications Coordinator for United Way of Southern Chautauqua County in Jamestown, New York.
Outside of the ministry of Family Life, Bill enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and playing with his three children; Madison, Claire, and Liam. Bill is married to Karalea, who is a math teacher at Bemus Point Central School. Together they love to travel, and root on every professional sports team from Pittsburgh, PA!
Lindsay Debach / News Anchor | email
Lindsay is proud to be a Family Life “newshound.” When she’s not making tea in the break room, you can find her hidden in the newsroom “Bat Cave” researching, writing and broadcasting stories for Family Life News.
While Lindsay originally hails from Troy, PA, her education and career led her around the world before becoming part of Family Life’s news team. After graduating with an English and French degree from Wheaton College in Chicago, she worked in New York City for a few years as a “foodie” writer before moving back home to help with her family’s abattoir business. (Abattoir is a fancy word for butcher.)
An avid traveler, Lindsay decided to pursue her love of writing and literature by going to graduate school in the United Kingdom. Returning to the U.S. in December 2013, Lindsay felt an increasing desire to use her writing skills in ministry. When she spotted a position for news anchor at Family life, she applied on a whim and got the job!
Having many connections abroad, Lindsay spends her free time on Skype with friends and church family back in England. While she misses her life there a great deal, she is looking forward to what God has in store for her back in the States, and of course, sharing her joy for tea!
Martha Manikas-Foster / Feature Reporter | email
Writing is a big part of Martha's job, and it’s an essential part of what Martha enjoys. She has worked as both a book and Bible editor, written magazine and newspaper articles, and served as a school district Writer in Residence. Martha came to work at Family Life because a few years ago she left a routine telephone message with people at Family Life. They heard something in her voice that made them think she could work in radio. And she can!
In addition to writing, Martha loves throwing pottery, teaching her inquisitive high school Sunday school class, and looking through a camera viewfinder as often as possible. But more often than not you'll find Martha spending the bulk of her time catering to the every whim of her husband and adult children. Maybe you can relate.