Ally Dudgeon

Ally Dudgeon

Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter

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

  Local figures LEEP’d into action at the charity softball game

Moondogs begin second half of season with 7-5 record

  Mankato Moondog Josh Elvir set to compete in NWL Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

  Peppers fall in series finale with Bandits

  All types of fans support the Aussie Peppers

  Peppers split doubleheader with Bandits

  Peppers snap Bandits 14-game winning streak

  Mankato Peppers wrap up Peppers Classic

  Mankato United overcomes Maplebrook Fury

  Aussie Peppers drop game two to Wild

  Mankato Peppers fall in game one of Peppers Classic

  Aussie Diamonds share their thoughts on softball in America

  Aussie Peppers rally for 6-5 win

Mankato United tops Rochester United in extra time

Mankato Peppers host Aussie Diamonds

Moondogs swept by Express

  Mantas Swim Team is amidst their summer season

  Peppers drop game one of series to Comets

  Mankato American tops Chanhassen in Mulvihill Invitational

  Mantas dive into Red, White and Blue Meet

Moondogs fall to Honkers in first game of series

  The sport of fishing is growing rapidly

Mankato American falls to New Prague

Local high schools join the competitive sport of fishing

Moondogs top Honkers with a late lead

  St. Peter wins fishing tournament

  Local teams compete in trap shooting state tournament

  Milwaukee Brewers purchase former Maverick’s contract from St. Paul Saints.

  MSU sports bubble groundbreaking set

  Mankato Peppers U-16 Orange Tops Fairmont