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

BLC Vikings fall to Buena Vista Beavers

  Cougars set to return to state meet

  Maverick Football is having a record-breaking season

GFW drops state quarterfinals match-up to Browerville-Eagle Valley

BEA falls to Polars in state quarterfinals

  Buccaneers finish season as state runners-up

  MSU tops USF in close NSIC match-up

  JCC fights for 31-21 win over Waseca in Class AAA quarterfinals

Buccaneers advance to state championship game

  MLA tops Grand Meadow to advance to 9-man semi-finals

  Goettl named as finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

  Mavericks drop final regular season game to Golden Bears

  Triple Play: Episode 7

  Cougars girls’ hockey opens season with win over Rochester Mayo

  Springfield football prepares for second consecutive state appearance

WEM Glides past Henning in state quarterfinals

  WEM reflects on section championship and prepares for state tournament

  Prep Athlete: Belle Plaine’s Mikayla Coops

  Belle Plaine set for state tournament

  Le Sueur-Henderson falls to Belle Plaine in Section 2AA Championship

  Buccaneers fight for 3-2 win over Mayer Lutheran and advance to state tournament

  Mavericks continue dominating in NSIC with win over Wayne State

  Local teams make appearance at state cross country meet

  Huskies top Cardinals to advance to State Tournament

  Crusaders cross country set for fourth consecutive state meet

  Triple Play: Episode 6

  Prep Athlete: St. Peter’s Paige Hewitt

  St. Peter tops Tri-City United, advances to 2AA South Sub-Section Championship

  Theusch eclipses 1,000th kill milestone, Alden-Conger advances in section tournament

  Saints continue in postseason play