Kerstin Kealy graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1997 with a degree in mass communications (broadcasting).
She started her career as a reporter for WDAY during the flood of 1997, and two years later became the station’s co-anchor and producer of both the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
She knew early in life she wanted to work in journalism.
“The [MSUM] Campus News program was a great launching pad—writing, editing, reporting, photography and anchoring are exactly what I do in my career today. I had so many wonderful experiences at MSUM that really transformed me and made me who I am today.”
Kealy volunteers her time supporting academic activities and sporting events, offering to speak in classes, and teaching a course in Campus News Writing. “I try to support the work and successes of both students and colleagues,” she said.
She has also been involved with the YMCA, Red River Zoo, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Dragon Athletics and Special Olympics, as well as other volunteer activities. “The fact that people step up when it’s needed to help others is part of what makes our area such a great place to live,” she said.