Jack Springgate

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Jack.Springgate@kmot.com

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How are ya Minot?! I’m so excited to live in North Dakota.

I was born in Chicago , but raised in the Northern Suburbs. I have two great parents, a brother, sister, and our German Shepherd, Stella.

Growing up, I was an active kid and played sports. I played tennis, football, and hockey mainly, but I love all sports. I focused most of my time on school and sports growing up, but I was also interested in music, food, traveling, and the outdoors. Nothing has changed as I’ve gotten older.

After I graduated Libertyville High School, I moved on to the University of Michigan, my dream school. I was interested in playing tennis in college, but Michigan’s team was way out of my league. I still wanted to stay involved with sports after high school, so I managed the tennis team my freshman year. I did some announcing for the team in the spring. I stayed involved with tennis by coaching down in Texas and up in Northern Michigan the next few summers as well. But after freshman year was when I really started to become involved with journalism and reporting.

I joined Michigan’s student news network my sophomore year and worked with our sports department. The station is called WOLV TV, but the content is actually all online, so I learned how to master the web and social media with my content. I started as a crew member for our sports news shows Sportsnite and Wolverine Alley-Oop, where I anchored, reported, and helped produce. My junior year I was a full producer on Sportsnite and wound up as General Manager of WOLV TV my final year in school. I also worked as on-air talent and crew for Big Ten Student U on Michigan’s campus. It was amazing being able to work on live broadcasts for my favorite team while doing my favorite job.

I graduated Michigan in 2017 with a bachelors in Communications Studies and a bunch of great experience. These experiences opened other doors that got me more interested in broadcast journalism. I worked for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Beyond HS Sports Videography, and the Chicago Huddle while searching to start my career in local TV…and yes, I was still coaching tennis as well.

I’ve finally been given my shot here in Minot, and work to bring you both local news and sports. I still love to stay active, explore, and learn about cool new things. I love people too, so don’t be afraid to say hello if you see me! When I’m not writing stories, you’ll most likely catch me staying active, watching sports, or trying to cook something delicious. Im so excited to be coming to a TV screen near you.


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