Ally Dudgeon

Ally Dudgeon

Weekend Sports Anchor

Mankato, MN

Ally is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in mass media and a minor in psychology. Ally was born in St. Louis Park, MN but moved to a suburb of Madison, WI when she was young. Here she grew up and graduated high school. After taking a class at MNSU taught by an anchor from KEYC News 12, she knew she wanted to intern for the company. Ally started her internship at KEYC News 12 in the sports department after her junior year of college, in the summer of 2018. She was then offered a part-time position at KEYC News 12, she started this role during the fall of 2018. After Ally graduated she accepted a full-time position as the weekend sports anchor for the station.

Hometown -- Sun Prairie, WI

-- What’s your favorite part of your job?

The fact that I get paid to watch sports!

-- What is your dream story?

I would love to do a story on Brett Favre. Since I was born in Minnesota, grew up in Wisconsin, then returned to Minnesota for college, I have always cheered for the Vikings and the Packers (I know, unheard of). I would love to hear his thoughts on playing for both teams.

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

I always wanted to be Vanna White. She has such an easy and fun job and she gets to wear beautiful gowns every day!

-- What got you interested in sports?

I grew up in a very athletic and sports-loving family. My dad wrestled and played baseball and football in high school, going on to play football in college. My mom played tennis and was on the track and poms team in high school. She continued to run in college. My sister figure skated for 13 years before transitioning to hockey and golf in high school, she then continued golf in college. I have always been a competitive cheerleader. In my house growing up, Friday’s were for high school football, Saturday’s were for college football, and Sunday’s were for the NFL! To sum it up, I grew up with sports all around me.

Education:

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

Recent Articles by Ally

Cougars defeat Panthers 2-1

  Prep Athlete: Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Nick Labat

  Prep Athlete: St. James Area’s Ellie Becker

  Maverick football wins home opener

  Mankato East hosts Girls Cougar Relays

  Albert Lea dominates against Crusaders

  Cougars fall to Cardinals in close contest

  Week 3 Sports Extra: Pt. 2

  Week 3 Sports Extra: Pt. 1

  Sports Extra Play of the Night: Week 3

  Bulldogs fall to Spartans

  Mayer Lutheran tops WEM

  Crusaders host cross country invite

  Bulldogs shut out Blackhawks

  Crusaders top Knights, 3-1

  Prep Athlete: Mankato West’s Jack Foster

  Prep Athlete of the Week: Mankato East’s Ella Huettl

  Knights outlast Blackhawks

  Cougars lose winning streak to Owatonna

  New Ulm cruises to 13-0 win over Crusaders

  Cougars drop match to Trojans

Tigers return to Riverside Park

Cougar soccer is thriving with young coach

  Gusties top Knights in season opener

  Scarlets win in extra time

  St. Peter boys soccer improves to 5-0-1 on the season

  Panthers narrowly top Greyhounds

  Tigers return to Riverside Park for home opener

  Clippers top Cyclones 3-1

  Crusaders fall to Jaguars