Bridget Bennett joined the KELOLAND news team as the evening anchor in December 2019.
Bridget has lived in the Midwest all of her life. She grew up in Ellendale, ND, just a few miles north of the South Dakota border. While only a freshman at Ellendale High School, Bridget knew journalism was a perfect fit. She wrote stories for the local county newspaper all through high school and got her first taste of broadcast news job shadowing in Fargo, ND.
She started her broadcast career in Sioux Falls in 2012 and moved to Sioux City in 2018 to become the evening anchor at KCAU 9 News before coming back to KELOLAND. Throughout her broadcast career, Bridget has been awarded several Midwest Regional Emmys for producing, anchoring and reporting. She has also received several other regional news awards including Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevareid and AP News.
Bridget is married to her childhood sweetheart Jason. They welcomed their first child, Landry, in 2015 and their daughter Lindley in 2017. The whole Bennett family loves to get out of the house to explore parks, museums, nature trails and other fun family activities.
She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in journalism and advertising from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She and her husband are big Dallas Cowboys fans and still head back to the Lone Star state for a visit whenever they can. Although she loved learning from some wonderful journalists in Dallas, Bridget was thrilled to pursue her career in broadcast journalism back home in the upper Midwest.
Bridget loves to meet new people and help out many difference causes in the community. If you have a story idea or an event you’d like help with, please contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org