Benjamin Broze

Benjamin Broze

Digital Content Producer

Ben grew up in North Mankato, MN, and started at KEYC in July 2019 and is a Digital Content Producer. Ben graduated from Mankato West High School in 2015. He competed in cross-country and track & field, played percussion in the school band, acted and competed on the speech team, and many, many more activities while in high school. Ben continued to compete as a distance runner in college at Southwest Minnesota State University. He ran for the Mustangs as an NCAA DII student-athlete all four years of his collegiate career and also worked in the Admissions Office as a tour guide. During the summers in college, he interned at GreenSeam, the Office of Gov. Mark Dayton, and the Office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar. He majored in Professional Writing and Communication with a minor in Political Science, graduating in 2019.

In his free time, Ben likes visiting the local coffee shops, reading, writing, and playing video games. His favorite shows include Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime and movies like The Social Network. He’s still an avid runner and races on weekends at local 5Ks and 10Ks. He looks forward to racing at the Mankato Marathon every fall.

Finally, he loves to spend time with family and friends, which is a great part of living and working in his hometown.

• Hometown?

North Mankato, Minnesota

• What's your favorite part of your job?

I love meeting folks in the community and helping with morning and midday shows. What’s fun is that we’ll have guests who I or my parents know.

• What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Growing up I wanted to be a social studies teacher like my dad. However, during my senior year, I got interested in government and politics and since then I’ve wanted to find a job that supports the community.

• What got you interested in (news, sports, weather)?

Working in a newsroom and responding to current events fits well into my political interests, and sharing stories from the Mankato area is a great way to support the community.

• What's your favorite candy?

I love Frooties. They remind me of parades and trips up to Nisswa when I was little. Whenever I go back there I always stop at the Chocolate Ox and buy a pound of them to take home with me.

• Favorite Book?

My favorite book is a comic called Daytripper, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. It’s about an aspiring writer who works at a local newspaper writing obituaries. The book is a great story of life, death, and the importance of family.

• What's your favorite season?

Fall is my favorite season. The scenery is beautiful with the changing colors, and for many years I competed in cross-country, my favorite sport, which takes place in the fall.

• If you could spend a week anywhere, where would you go?

I would travel across France and follow the Tour de France. My dad and I have watched it since I was little and it’d be awesome to see the winners finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Education:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University

Recent Articles by Benjamin

MDH: 12 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,156 new cases

MDH: seven additional death tied to COVID-19, 785 new confirmed positive cases

MDH: nine additional death tied to COVID-19, 602 new confirmed positive cases

MDH: one additional death tied to COVID-19, 513 new cases

MDH: 14 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 928 new cases

Minnesota expected to reach one million COVID-19 vaccinations

  MDH: two additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 456 new cases

MDH: 19 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,058 new cases

MDH: 11 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 677 new cases

  Four suicide prevention call centers open

  More than 556,000 Minnesotans recieve one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, over 158,000 fully vaccinated

MDH: three additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 564 new cases

MDH: 22 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,054 new cases

  MDH: 17 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,410 new cases

  More than 35,000 vaccine doses available to seniors

  MDH: 28 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,145 new cases

  MDH: 16 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,335 new cases; Mass vaccination event underway for teachers in the Twin Cities

  MDH: eight additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 727 new cases

  MDH: three additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 794 new cases

  More than 260,000 Minnesotans vaccinated for COVID-19

  Minnesota surpasses 6,000 total deaths tied to COVID-19

MDH: 34 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,237 new cases

  200,000 people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Minnesota

  Minnesota launching COVID vaccine pilot program; health officials report 980 additional cases

  MDH: 33 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,640 new confirmed positive cases

  Minnesota health officials wait on feds for vaccine guidance

  MDH releases new COVID-19 dashboard on vaccine data; 1,335 additional cases and 13 deaths reported

  MDH: 44 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,714 new confirmed positive cases

MDH: 67 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,935 new confirmed positive cases

  MDH: 18 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 1,612 new confirmed positive cases