Kirk grew up in Pike County, Ill. near Hull.
After graduating from West Pike High School, he attended Culver-Stockton College. While majoring in physical education at Culver, Kirk was a member of the men's basketball team and was a three-year starter.
After graduating from Culver, Kirk returned to West Pike as a teacher and coach until 2008, when he graduated from William Woods University with a master's degree in administration.
He then accepted a principal's position at Payson High School and was there until 2011 when he joined the WGEM advertising/marketing staff.
Kirk currently lives in Quincy with his wife, Cassie, and daughter, Alexa.
He enjoys golf, basketball, sports and anything St. Louis Cardinals.
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