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.
A Dunkin’ Donuts Wedding?
Well maybe if Sioux Falls welcomes Dunkin' Donuts to town, getting married in the store could be a fabulous idea for the ultimate Dunkin' lover.
January Is ‘National Blood Donor’ Month
When disaster strikes, many people want to do whatever they can to help others in need. One of the easiest ways to do that is by donating blood.
My Vacation Back Home To Chicago!
There is nothing like spending time with your family and friends during the holiday season. Since I moved to South Dakota, this was the first time I was able to enjoy the Christmas holiday with my family and friends from beginning to end! What an amazing, fun-filled trip!
Classic New Year’s Resolutions Broken Almost Immediately
Do you agree with the list from Time Magazine?
Sioux Falls Breaks The Top 10 For Hottest Jobs Markets In 2020
Based on my own experience, Sioux Falls is a great city to begin an individual’s professional career! Now, CNBC recently confirmed my personal statement with the station’s release of ZipRecruiter’s most recent data, the "Top Hottest Job Markets in 2020."
This Season As A Die-Hard Bears Fan…
The Bears had the best scenarios handed to them but fell short. Instead, a promising season soon developed into one disappointment after another.
What A Sweet Surprise…New Hershey’s Kisses Cereal
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not start the day with a little extra sugar? This is possible thanks to a new cereal from General Mills.
This Is Easy For Me, It’s National Twin Day!
Believe it or not, you may have a twin out there even though you may not have been born within one!
Hometown Tuesday: Oh My Cupcakes!
Oh My Cupcakes! is the place to go to satisfy your sweet tooth in Sioux Falls! It's also perfect for some delicious goodies for parties this holiday season!
Sorry New York…Chicago Has The Best Food!
Well I'm not arguing this declaration.....Chicago reportedly is the best food city in the country! Too bad New York!