Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB with Mark Tassler! She graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student. During her undergraduate career, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and “The Xavierite” Newspaper at SXU. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Before her senior year in college, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 The Joe: WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM. Shortly after graduation, Christine moved to Sioux Falls in 2018 to jump-start her career as a Multimedia Journalist at a television station. She would write, edit, shoot, and report stories throughout the Sioux Empire. Christine was able to connect with public officials and community members to share their story with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes at Mark, Christine can be found running on the bike trails or exploring her new city! She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin! Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian at the University of Illinois! Christine is very passionate about all types of music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.
Apparently…People Lie About Working Out
This may or may not come as a shock to some individuals, but people are lying about going to the gym! Their reasons.....just a bunch of lame explanations!
Hometown Tuesday: Crooked Pint Ale House
If you're heading out to a concert or game at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, having a bite and a pint at the Crooked Pint Ale House is a terrific way to start your evening!
The 2020 Sioux Falls Farm Show Starts Wednesday
This week’s Sioux Falls Farm Show is the event where you can discover the latest agricultural technology needed to help secure a successful crop this year!
Weekend Wanderings: The 2020 Celebrity Night Out
The weather in the Sioux Empire Saturday night was frightful, however giving back to the Teddy Bear Den during the 17th Annual "Celebrity Night Out" was delightful!
The More You Know-A Simple Life Hack
I always have snacks on my desks, and one of my favorites to munch on is pistachios! But isn't it really annoying when you can't crack a shell?
Americans Are Drinking Less Wine? Impossible
No, you're not reading the title of this article incorrectly. Americans are drinking less wine for the first time in 25 years.
Why You Shouldn’t Go To Work Sick
This is something that everyone is guilty of...going into work sick.
It’s National Bagel Day!
Today's national food holiday is the perfect way to start your day with a little bit of cream cheese!
Hometown Tuesday: Chicago Edition
Being back home in Chicago over the holidays afforded me the opportunity to visit my favorite dining venues! So in the event you are planning a trip to my hometown, I highly recommend checking out Jefferson's Tap for a quick bite and a pint!
Top 10 Bad Habits In The Workforce
We are all guilty of exhibiting poor work habits at some point in our career. But what are those less than desirable work habits you need to correct or improve sooner rather than later while on the job?