Meghan Reistad Biography
Meghan Reistad is an American journalist originally from Minnesota. She anchors at NBC 15 News in The Morning Show.
She attended UW-Eau Claire college but she completed her degree summa cum laude from St. Cloud State University. She used to work as a dancer at Walt Disney World while she was in college.
She makes sure she enjoys all the seasons the Midwest has and she engages in various activities; From snowmobiling and downhill skiing in the winter to water skiing in the summer. She also enjoys volunteering as a coach for McFarland Dance Team and Gilda’s Club located in Madison.
She also visits students and shares her experiences as a journalist. She chose journalism because she loves people and she enjoys storytelling.Meghan Reistad
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Meghan Reistad Career | Meghan Reistad NBC 15 News
She joined NBC 15 News in November 2016 where she launched a new newscast as the CW News anchor at 9 pm. She began a series, In Focus, when she was still the anchor. The series shared more about the individuals behind the many unique issues in the community.
Due to her continued coverage on Janesville Police Department’s mental health flagging system, she won the 2017 Golden Gavel Award of Commendation from the State Bar of Wisconsin. She has also won an MBJA Award of merit for best newscast during the CW News at 9’s first year.
Before her job at NBC 15 News, she was an anchor and a reporter at KAAL located in southeast Minnesota. When she was here, she covered a wide variety of stories that ranged from research on breakthrough cancer drugs and organ donation at Mayo Clinic to investigative pieces on home security camera hacking.
She anchored KAAL’s first HD broadcast from their location in new Rochester. This was in January 2015. She got recognized by the Associated Press with a first place award in writing back in 2015.
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Meghan Reistad NEWS
Former Elk dancer starts a career in TV news
by Bruce Strand, a Sports editor
Meghan Reistad, former Elk River High School dancer and news anchor, has launched a television journalism career at a Rochester station.
“The best part of my job is telling stories,” Reistad told Outlook Magazine, a publication of St. Cloud State. “I love meeting people who are making a difference, and sharing what they are doing with others.”
Reistad, 23, who helped the Elk dance team placed third in the state in 2007, joined KAAL, an ABC station covering Austin and Rochester, in April, while still in school. She became full-time in May upon graduation from SCSU.
While at St. Cloud, working with the student station UTVS, she did a story about a generous, civic-minded milkman called “Giving by the Gallon” that earned her two state collegiate awards and is up for a national College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) award.
Reistad told the Star News that among her favorite subjects so far at KAAL are a 91-year-old D-Day veteran who was part of the first wave of infantry to storm Normandy Beach (“Awesome to hear his story”), an Austin program that links veteran pilots with kids to give them a chance to fly a plane (“I got to tag along for a ride in one of the single-engine planes”), and a summer camp for wheelchair-bound individuals (“Talk about inspiring!”).
Asked about career goals, Reistad said, “I really would like to eventually work for one of the Twin Cities stations; they are big markets and it’s close to home.”
Reistad was a sophomore when the ERDT took third at state in high-kick in 2007. She helped them reach state her junior and senior years as well.
She was an anchor of the school’s closed-circuit TV, weekly news program, getting an early start in her career of choice.
While at SCSU, she had an internship at a Florida station in 2012 and helped out with local coverage of the presidential election. She also interned in Duluth in 2013.
Reistad has stayed in dance team as a coach. She assisted her former teammate Melissa Bast with Elk River this past and will join the staff at Faribault, one of the state’s top programs, next year.