I just graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in journalism and a minor in radio-TV-film. Sports are where I have earned a majority of my experience. During my college career I served several different student media organizations. I was the sports producer of Titan TV and co-sports editor of the campus newspaper The Advance-Titan. I called UW Oshkosh sports on WRST-FM Oshkosh radio and Titan TV. My junior year I went to North Dakota State University on National Student Exchange. I had the opportunity to run NDSU’s student TV station’s sports department. We followed the Bison to an unprecedented fifth straight national championship. Our ‘SU TV FCS National Championship pregame show won first place for special programming for North Dakota College Communications. I have interned with WKOW 27, NBC 26, WXOW News 19 as well as part time experience with NDSU athletics video production and WKBT as a sports photographer. My senior year I helped produce an original TV show on Titan TV called Titan Overtime that focused on in-depth coverage of UW Oshkosh athletics. I am excited to transition to news to gain more experience in something other than sports. The La Crosse area is where I grew up and I am honored to return and serve this community.
Favorite song: “Dream On” by Aerosmith
Favorite band: Coldplay
Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite book: “Through My Eyes” Tim Tebow
My best day at News 8 was the day I was able to cover the Wisconsin Football Media day in Madison.
Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?
“People don’t work for what they think they are owed and they don’t learn things they think they already know. Don’t make that mistake. You have to get out there and work like your dream depends on it…because it does.”
-TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle
Favorite way to spend a day off? A round of Golf
What sports team are you a big fan of? Wisconsin Badgers
What are you bad at and wish you could do better? Singing
Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you? Piano
Favorite food. A good Midwest burger
What do you like about your job? The thrill of deadline pressure is something that can’t be beat. There are so many people with inspiring stories and it is a privilege to help tell them.
Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it? Four-meat all the way!
Family. (share info here about married/single/dating & kids.) I am a single fresh college grad. My parents, my brother and my sister live in De Soto Wisconsin.