On November 25, 2014, Larry left KAKE-TV to pursue stories that he’s wanted to do for years, but could not, due to the requirements of daily television journalism.
Throughout the nation, he is known as an Emmy award-winning video storyteller who can touch people through his television journalism. With over 120 national, regional and state awards, Larry has set broadcast standards for television journalists all over the world.
His national award-winning Hatteberg’s People series was the longest running television feature in Kansas. Nearly two thousand Kansans have been profiled. The series took Larry to 17 foreign countries in search of Kansas People.
Larry published two books and DVD’s called Larry Hatteberg’s Kansas People. These best-selling books and DVD’s profile Kansans who make the state a unique place to live.
Larry’s awards include a regional Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement, and the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing. He was twice named National Press Photographers Television News Cameraman of the Year.
He received three of the highest awards in photojournalism given by the National Press Photographers Association. He is a past-president of NPPA.
Larry is a nationally known teacher of photojournalism. He has consulted with over 40 television stations across the United States and worked with the Defense Department instructing military photo-journalists and combat camera crews in video storytelling techniques.
Hatteberg grew up in Winfield, Kansas. His interest in photography began at Winfield High School where he was photo-editor of the school newspaper and yearbook.
Larry's wife, Judy, is a retired teacher from the Wichita school system. She is a writer and poet. They have two married daughters, Sherry and Susan. Sherry is a teacher living in the Kansas City area. Susan works in the public relations field in Wichita.