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.
Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly…After The Turkey
There are only a number of days left until the bitter cold and snow entire the Sioux Empire. These are the last days of enjoying the outdoors, like going to the park or taking care of last-minute yard work. By yard work, I mean some people might start decorating their house for the holidays.
Winter Is Coming…Maybe A Little Too Soon?
It's hard to believe that we are talking about snow entering the Sioux Empire by the end of the week. It's only the second week of October! Then again, the Weather Atlas shows that South Dakota is right on track.
Which Candy Is The Worst On Halloween?
This may come as a shock, but there is some Halloween candy that kids don't like to receive while trick-or-treating.
Hometown Tuesday: Jacky’s Restaurant
When I moved to Sioux Falls, it was tough to find really good Mexcian food. That all changed when I was introduced to Jacky's Restaurant.
Dancing Can Reverse Signs of Aging
Daily exercise helps keep us mentally and physically in shape, especially for older people.
The Most Popular Halloween Costumes By State
Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, everyone likes to dress up on Halloween. It's always fun to be someone or something different for a day. However, time is running out to find the perfect Halloween costume.
My Favorite Halloween Costumes Growing Up
When we were younger, Katie and I would wear identical costumes. Our first costume was a pumpkin. However, Katie was not in her pumpkin outfit for long. She lasted long enough to take some pictures. You can only imagine what happened after the photo session was over...I'll leave it at that.
A Message Of Hope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Whether you're a breast cancer survivor or a current patient, keep fighting. We are fighting with you to find a cure.
My Costume Ideas From Halloween Express! Help Me Decide!
Out of these three choices, I can't decide what I should be for Halloween! The choice is yours! What do you think my costume should be for Halloween?
Fun Fact…Books Make People Kinder
Picking up a book might help make the world a little kinder.