Alison Durheim started with KEYC News 12 in November of 2018.
She studied at South Dakota State University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and an Animal Science minor while attaining, what she refers to, as a broadcast journalism emphasis at South Dakota State University.
Before joining KEYC, she interned at KSFY-TV News in Sioux Falls, SD and in Extension Services with the University of Minnesota for 4-H Youth Development.
She has a passion for her four-legged friends in the barn. Growing up raising boer goats and competing with them is where she found her first passion in the livestock show world and it ultimately lead to her second passion of all things news.
A native of Saint James, Minnesota; she’s happy to be back in her old stomping grounds keeping family and friends up to date on the happenings in the area
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St. James, MN
South Dakota State University
What's your favorite part of your job?
Being able to tell people’s stories and/or relay information to the public is an excellent opportunity and having the ability to do so doesn’t make it feel like work at all.
What's your dream story?
I don’t necessarily have a “dream story”, I’m simply content keeping people up to date with relevant information.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a vet, after watching them care for the animals at home, I wanted to have the ability to heal my four-legged friends.
What got you interested in news?
I had all intention to follow my dream career from when I was younger of being a vet, but I was struggling through classes and was always fond of writing and utilizing my voice throughout high school so my adviser suggested a Basic News writing class and I never looked back.
What's your hobbies?
Raising, competing with and selling boer goats while working with youth in the industry.
What's your favorite book?
Harry Potter Series
What is your favorite sport to watch?
It’s tough to choose, but my top ones would be football, wrestling and tennis.
What is your favorite band?
Another tough choice, but somewhere between Josh Abbott Band and Twenty One Pilots.
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