Author Archives: Nancy Keane

Nancy Keane

About Nancy Keane

Nancy Keane is an award-winning television and radio anchor, reporter, and producer, who now serves as the Arizona Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. With over two decades of reporting experience, Nancy has delivered thousands of live television news reports, from breaking news to high-profile court cases to national human interest features. Her talents have taken her across the country to a variety of television markets in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas, and most recently Phoenix where she is most at home. Upon returning to the Valley, Nancy worked as a reporter for KNXV-TV (ABC-15) and a news anchor/reporter at KTAR-620. In addition, she has also worked as an associate faculty member in journalism at Arizona State University. Throughout her career she has been recognized for her work as a journalist in the following areas: U.S. Western Region - (AP) Associated Press Award - Outstanding News Coverage/Journalism - Overall Excellence, Outstanding Journalism, Breaking News; U.S. Southeastern Region - (AP) Associated Press 'Mark Twain' Award - breaking > 200 stories; Distinguished Honor Award - American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - Outstanding Media Coverage - Elderly Issues - Biloxi, MS.; Outstanding Media Coverage Award – United States Air Force - Recruiting/Military Issues - Southeast U.S. Region - Little Rock Air Force Base and was selected to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 fighter - Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. and serves as an on-air host – KAET-TV - PBS 8 - Phoenix fundraising drives - 1998 – 2010.

Knowledge Of Heart Attack And Stroke Symptoms Can Help Save Lives

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often, people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening: Chest… Read More →

18th Annual Start! Phoenix Heart Walk Set To Break Attendance Record

Have a heart and take a walk on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Tempe Beach Park, at the Start! Phoenix Heart Walk, sponsored by Health Net of Arizona. This fun, 5K and 1 mile, family fitness event energizes the Valley to step up in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The walk is sponsored in… Read More →

Grand Canyon University Commits To Go Red For Women Campaign

Many in the Valley still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. But with long-standing health care educator Grand Canyon University (GCU) putting its muscle behind the annual Go Red For Women campaign, you can bet the issue will become top of mind. “With our penetration in the local health… Read More →

Our Culture Of Physical Inactivity Is Killing Us

Cardiovascular disease is our nation’s No.1 killer. Physical inactivity significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Seventy percent of Americans don’t get enough exercise, blaming lack of time and lack of motivation. People need help People are less active due to technology, transportation, etc. Sedentary jobs have increased 83 percent since 1950. Almost… Read More →

AHA Profile: Nabil Dib

Nabil Dib, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C. Director of Cardiovascular Research Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers As with most of life’s troubles, the problem starts small. A tiny bit of fatty material settles in on the walls of a major artery. Over several years, more and more of this plaque collects, until there is little… Read More →

AHA Profile: Pat Nevin

Pat Nevin Vice President, General Manager Fox 10 & My 45 Health and wellness has always played a significant role in Pat Nevin’s life. But today it takes on whole new meaning. “In 2009, I competed in six triathlons in Phoenix, Payson, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,” he says. “I hope to compete in at least… Read More →

AHA Profile: Peter Harper

Peter Harper Vice President and Treasurer Scottsdale Insurance Co. As the American Heart Association’s board of directors chairman, Peter Harper brings nearly 25 years of finance leadership experience to the role of vice president and treasurer of Scottsdale Insurance Co. Scottsdale Insurance is one of the largest excess and surplus, and specialty lines carriers in… Read More →