News Director/Sports Commentary
Tom's route to the news industry is quite short; or long depending on how you look at it. Tom grew up in Crofton, Nebraska. His first experience in broadcasting came after high school while he was attending Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Through his campus employment he was able to assist the Sports Information Director with color commentary for athletic events. Although the road was long, this was the genesis of the journey.
After studying sociology and accounting in college, Tom spent multiple years as an accountant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and later an accounting software specialist in Mitchell, South Dakota. While in Mitchell, he was able to broadcast various basketball games for Mitchell Telecom. Upon learning that he was not long for a career in or relating to accounting, Tom found himself back in the Yankton area.
Tom has a direct interest in and familiarity to the area having been raised just south-river. He enjoys participating in anything that involves a tournament bracket and is proud to be a 13 year veteran of judging speech competitions in the state of Nebraska.