Best TV Anchor: Kerstin Kealy

Location: WDAY-TV

Kerstin Kealy
Kerstin Kealy has been named Best TV Anchor in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
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What is your reaction to winning? 

“I am truly honored and humbled that people took the time to vote. I never say lightly that I am only as good as the team I am proud to be a part of – and around the clock, they are pretty amazing,” Kealy said.

What’s the most rewarding part of what you do? 

“I have taught a writing class at MSUM for 15+ years and working alongside some of my students and watching them grow from student journalists to professional journalists makes me incredibly proud,” Kealy said.

What do you love most about this community? 


“It's definitely the people,” Kealy said. “We don't get to report only on ‘good news’ and sometimes that gets heavy. But I never take for granted the people who take the time to share their stories with us.”

  • Second place: Lisa Budeau
  • Third place: Mike Morken
  • Fourth place: Emily Welker
  • Fifth place: Eric Whitehill

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