Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB! 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 stories with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes, 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.
Weekend Wanderings…Or Lack Of Wandering
Usually this post is about my weekends exploring the Sioux Empire. But due to the growing COVID-19 concerns throughout the country, these plans have obviously changed. This is how my weekend was supposed to unfold.
Your Diet Coke Could Be In Jeopardy
Whether you call it soda or pop, your favorite drink could be in trouble due to the Cornoavirus. How does this impact the Sioux Falls consumers?
Most Popular Cookie By State, Including South Dakota!
I love talking about food...maybe a little too much. But cookies make everything better in my opinion. What's South Dakota's comfort cookie?
My Nickname Story
Porkchop. I'm not talking about meat. Porkchop is my nickname.
Happy K9 Veteran Day! Have An Extra Bone!
We salute our four-legged friends today and every day! Officers, please give the K9s an extra bone from us.
National Girl Scout Day: What’s South Dakota’s Favorite Cookie?
Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookie Season?! What's everyone's favorite Girl Scout Cookie?
Hometown Tuesday: Minervas
If you're looking for a nice evening in Downtown Sioux Falls, Minervas is a great way to start your night!
A Company Will Pay You To Watch ‘The Office!’ TWIST MY ARM!
If you're a fan of "The Office" like myself, then being to asked to watch the show isn't a difficult task. Did I mention you'll get paid too?!
National Barbie Day: Through The Years
Barbie dolls are some of the most iconic toys in the world. You or someone you know owned at least one Barbie, including myself.
Over 40% Of Americans Are Obese
There really isn't a pleasant way to say it...a new study shows that over 40% of American adults are overweight. The really bad news: this trend doesn't seem to be improving at the moment.