Category: Blog

🎓 Finally, a graduate

Some of you know that I took the unconventional route of getting a full-time job in my dream career before finishing my degree. Well, finally, seven years later, today I graduated. Working in news was hard enough, but balancing school and life proved to be a challenge, so I slowed my courseload down. I am […]

Saying goodbye to KELOLAND and South Dakota

After nearly five years at KELOLAND, this is my last week. It has been an incredible experience! I have had opportunities only someone could dream about when starting a career in television news. I produced newscasts, helped run our website and worked on the investigates team. Most recently, I had the chance to be our […]

Remembering my brother on Easter

When Charlie was in the PICU, and then came home for his final hours, in his right hand was an olive wood cross from Bethlehem. His amazing godparents got it for him. Charlie held onto that thing for days, which was super strange given his level of Cerebral Palsy and lack of muscle control. Him […]

#3 with #45

Air Force One in Watertown, SD (Michael Geheren/The Volante) As we inaugurate #45, I’ve been looking back at the amazing opportunities I’ve had to cover now three Presidents of the United States and the impact President Barack Obama had on my interest in political journalism. Donald Trump (Sioux City, IA) President-Elect Donald Trump in Sioux City, […]