KELOLAND has always been my home, and it is great to be back!
I was raised on a farm near New Effington in northeast South Dakota at the foot of the Coteau des Prairie Hills. While attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, I began reporting for the NBC and CBS affiliates in Fargo, North Dakota. During my time there, I covered general news, agriculture, and city government. I’ve also covered local news in my hometown, working for The Sisseton Courier newspaper. During that time I covered general news and the county beat.
I joined KELOLAND News as a video journalist in October 2010. I quickly moved to the morning show was part of the team that launched our 4:30 a.m. newscast in 2011. I was also honored to be part of the Emmy-winning KELOLAND This Morning crew during the historic Missouri River floods in 2011. During that time I also reported live from Pierre, South Dakota for the CBS Early Show. Having worked weekends, overnights, and days, it’s only fitting that I now work The Nightbeat for KELOLAND News at 10. That means I file two stories almost every day. I also regularly report on what’s happening at City Hall.
There are so many things to enjoy about being part of the hardest-working, most aggressive news team in South Dakota, but my favorite thing is you, our viewers. KELOLAND has so many wonderful stories in every corner of all the states we cover. I enjoy sharing each and every one of them, and am proud to be able to do so. If you have a story you’d like to share, please get in touch!