Chelsie was excited to join the WDIO News Team in August 2016 as our weekend sports anchor, and that excitement has grown once again as she takes the roll of Sports Director.
Before joining the WDIO sports staff, Chelsie was a News and Sports Reporter in Brainerd for Lakeland News. That’s when the Nebraska native learned more about the Northland’s unique culture. She reported on the largest ice fishing tournament in the world--the Ice Fishing Extravaganza! And the state high school hockey tournament gave her a taste of why Minnesota is the “State of Hockey.” Before living in Minnesota, she had never walked on a frozen lake--and now she's been on plenty!
Chelsie grew up in a military family living in several places, but calls Bellevue, Nebraska “home.” Growing up just south of Omaha, she spent weeks during the summer attending the College World Series with her friends and family.
She graduated from the University of Iowa with a dual major in Journalism and Sports Studies, alongside a minor in Spanish. Chelsie was heavily involved with the student-run television station Daily Iowan TV, and her last year she was the Sports Director and covered the Hawkeyes in the TaxSlayer/Gator Bowl.
Chelsie won Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards, and also worked with the Big Ten Network Student U as a sideline reporter and color commentator.
While Chelsie will be reporting on the Vikings, Packers, Gophers and Badgers--she was raised a Texas Longhorns fan, and still roots for her alma mater—the Hawkeyes. She also cheers on her Chicago Blackhawks—but maybe not so much against the Wild!
In her spare time she enjoys watching sports (especially college football), going to see movies, trying new places to eat, staying active, and traveling. She has visited over ten countries and isn't done adding to her list.
If you have any story ideas for Chelsie, you can send them to her at email@example.com.
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