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.
It’s Your Time To Shine Dr. Katie!
We always talk about following our dreams and setting goals for ourselves in life. But very few decide to pursue those dreams and take a leap of faith. My sister, Katie is one of these people who never gave up on her dream to be a veterinarian.
Not Everything In Las Vegas Comes With A Price Tag
There's a saying that some of the best things in life are free. This statement applies to some activities in Las Vegas.
A Teacher’s Work Is Never Over In The Summer
The 2019-2020 school year is just days away. It feels like yesterday kids were itching to get out of class to have some fun in the sun. When a new school year comes around, I think of all the teachers who spent their summer preparing their classrooms.
The Top 10 Best College Football Towns
A lot of excitement is in the air with football action starting once again! NFL teams kicked-off their first preseason games last week, and college football is just days away.
Hometown Tuesday: B&G Milkyway
Summer isn't complete without eating ice cream! If you want a hometown sweet treat, then B&G Milkyway is the place to go.
Ladies…Having More Girls’ Nights Improves Your Health
If you hang out with your gal pals at least twice a week, then you're living a healthy lifestyle according to recent studies.
It’s National Vinyl Record Day!
It's not every day you hear someone talk about buying a vinyl record with CDs, iTunes, and other music streaming services today.
Three Weeks With Mark And They Throw Me On Stage
I cannot believe almost a month has passed since I started with KXRB. It honestly feels longer than this to me because I'm having a blast. But nothing beats introducing the "Triple Threat" tour at the Sioux Empire Fair on Thursday night.
The 2019 Ag Appreciation Day At The Sioux Empire Fair
We all know this planting season has been tough on farmers. That's why it's important we recognize their hard work and dedication to put food on our tables.
The Opening Season Of Levitt At The Falls And What’s To Come
It's easy to enjoy summer in Sioux Falls with various activities around the city, especially for the newest edition to downtown...Levitt Shell Sioux Falls.