Rural Evening News


Airs Monday-Friday at 7:30pm ET only on RURAL TV

Watch Rural Evening News to catch up on that day's news surrounding agriculture and markets from across the world.  Along with market news our news staff will bring you news stories covering topics including: auctions, cattle, farm equipment, ranch, real estate and much more. 

Meet the Rural Evening News Staff

Mark Oppold - News Director & Lead Anchor

Oppold, a three year staff member of RFD-TV joins the RURAL TV news team with 35-years of broadcasting experience. He has worked for radio and television stations in Iowa and MO before joining RFD-TV. In 2010, he was awarded the New Holland Oscar in Agriculture Award for his documentary on the floods in Tennessee. He currently serves as president elect of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and will continue to direct news and report the news for both RFD-TV and RURAL TV.

C.T. Thongklin - Chief Meteorologist

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, C.T. brings more than 15 years of local broadcast TV experience working from 1997-2002 as a weather caster for KMIZ-TV (ABC) in Columbia, MO, and 2003-March 2012 as the morning meteorologist for KMTV-TV (CBS) in Omaha, NE. He also has been a contributor for The Weather Channel during their former prime time show, Abrams & Bettes. C.T. enjoys delivering weather information in an educational, understandable and useful way and has rich forecast experience from the Midwest tracking severe storms to major snowstorms. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri- Columbia holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Soil and Atmospheric Sciences and earned the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seal of Approval for Television Weather casting in 2003.

Tammi Arender - Anchor/Reporter

Tammi Arender is a veteran TV reporter and news anchor. She’s been the evening news anchor in several markets including Nashville and Baton Rouge. Tammi has always had a love of country music and that’s what led her to Music City. She followed her dream of doing entertainment reporting. She’s covered the Country Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards for such shows as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. She also worked for The Nashville Network and was a reporter/co-host for the show Opry Backstage.

Scot England - News Anchor

England is responsible for broadcasting RURAL TV news, live weather, along with many special features.  England comes to RMG from WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois, where he served as weekday morning anchor. He has 25 years of experience covering rural news, spending most of his career working in central Illinois. England knows first-hand how important updated commodity market information, weather and agricultural news is to producers and agri-businesses. 



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