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

Nine additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Blue Earth County

Minnesota health officials report 423 additional positive cases, 8 deaths tied of COVID-19

Minnesota health officials support statewide mask requirement; state sees slight increase in cases

MDH: 426 newly confirmed positive cases, four additional deaths tied to COVID-19

Minnesota develops daily capacity of 20,000 COVID-19 tests; hospilatizations continue to fall

Minnesota surpasses 1,400 deaths tied to COVID-19; Blue Earth County reports jump in cases

MDH: 304 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 29,707 patients no longer isolated

Minnesota reports fewest number of COVID-19 related deaths in over two months

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue trending downward in Minnesota

More than 27,000 patients recover from COVID-19 in Minnesota

Health officials report fewest number of deaths tied to COVID-19 in Minnesota since Mid-April

MDH: 352 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 24,675 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 307 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 24,221 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 338 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 23,657 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 712 additional cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 21,864 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 404 additional cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 21,490 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 372 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 21,169 patients no longer isolated

Mankato man charged with burglary after alleged liqueur store break-in

MDH: 310 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 20,381 patients no longer isolated

  Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery one of many businesses now open

MDH: 361 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 19,441 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 590 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 16,930 patients no longer isolated

Minnesota officials report largest single-day increase in deaths tied to COVID-19; total cases near 23,000

MDH: 510 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 16,314 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 652 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 15,523 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 745 additional cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 14,816 patients no longer isolated

MDH: 813 additional cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 12,696 patients no longer isolated

Minnesota sees highest single-day increase in deaths tied to COVID-19; MDH reports 539 additional cases

MDH: 645 additional cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota; 12,227 patients no longer isolated

Minnesota surpasses 17,000 total positive cases of COVID-19; 11,540 patients no longer isolated