Ally Dudgeon

Ally Dudgeon

Weekend Sports Anchor

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 claw past Packers for 58-52 win

  Trio of Mavericks earn conference honors

  Six Mavs score in win over Falcons

  Mavericks top Huskies 5-3 in game one of series

  Southworth surpasses 200 wins

  Prep Athlete: Mankato East’s Jax Madson

Cyclones top Raiders Thursday night

  Cougars fall to Rochester Century

  Mavericks on five-game win streak

  Bethany Lutheran’s men’s, women’s basketball teams defeat North Central

  Chargers ranked in Class 2A

  Scarlets win 30th annual Wuk Fut

  Mankato West girls basketball tops Mankato East

  Wolverines narrowly defeat Crusaders

  BLC tops Northland, 100-79

  Sports Extra: Winter Week 4

  Bluejays soar over Buccaneers

  Mavericks to begin four game road trip

  Scarlets set new program record

  Three Eykyn goals help Cougars to victory over Bulldogs

  West wins OT thriller over Albert Lea

  Mavericks are chipping away at second half of season

  Cougars top Scarlets in crosstown clash

Aussie Peppers returning to North Mankato in 2020

  Sports Extra Play of the Night: Week 11

  Holt garners NSIC honors

  Maverick Football finishes season with 14-1 record

  Maverick Football finishes season with 14-1 record

  PRESS CONFERENCE: Ryan Schlichte and Todd Hoffner post-game presser

  PRESS CONFERENCE: Minnesota State Mavericks post-game presser