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Previously, Bricks was the 10 p.m. newscast producer at 12 News KPNX-TV in Phoenix and the weekend producer at Tucson News Now KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona. She has won eight Rocky Mountain Emmys and a regional Edward R. Murrow in the eight years she’s worked in civilian news.
Before earning her master's degree from the Cronkite School, Bricks graduated from the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland, and served as a military broadcaster for the U.S. Air Force for five years.
While stationed in Germany, she DJ’d the base’s “Eifel 105” morning radio show and covered stories across Europe as a multimedia journalist for the American Forces Network. During this time, she was hand-selected to conduct a weekly, hour-long live radio interview with General David Goldfien, the current chief of staff of the Air Force.
Bricks was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007 and became the anchor for the Freedom Journal Iraq newscast which aired daily on the Pentagon Channel. During that time, she won a prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest broadcasting honor in the Department of Defense, for a story she did on three brothers deployed to the war zone and were reunited on Veterans Day.
Bricks earned her bachelor’s degree in theater from ASU with an emphasis in acting in 1999. She is a mother of five boys, two of whom were born at the beginning and end of her graduate program at the Cronkite School.