Bernadette Heier

Bernadette Heier

Multimedia Journalist

Bernadette Heier graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Mass Media in May 2019. After interning at KEYC, she was offered a full-time position as a Multi-Media Journalist in August 2019.

• Hometown?

Hosmer, South Dakota

• What's your favorite part of your job?

Meeting so many different people and getting a chance to help tell their stories.

• What's your dream story?

Covering the Red Carpet at the GRAMMYs.

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

I wanted to be a singer or an actress.

• What got you interested in news?

I’ve always had a passion for writing and interest in media. After taking a broadcasting class in college and interning at KEYC, I realized I had a strong desire for the news industry, especially environmental stories.

• If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go?



  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

Recent Articles by Bernadette

  Mankato West students launch podcast addressing mental health, more

  Capstone Publishing offers diversity scholarship to students

  Small Business Appreciation Week: Local boutique on wheels expands to storefront

  Mankato School Board approves project near Prairie Winds Middle School, shifts start date for fall

  SBDC, MSU offer entrepreneurial workshops

  Valley Veggies & Flowers farmer’s market open for season

  Mental Health Awareness Month: Anxiety

  Mankato Area Public Schools lay out summer school plans

  Sen. Tina Smith’s lower prescription drug costs bill signed into law

  Local artist creates piece for MSU that aims to lift student voices

  Downtown pollinator-friendly landscape garden, arts event site coming to St. Peter

  Minnesota avoids losing House seat to New York by 89 people

  Minnesota State FFA Convention: A look at local honors

  Pick of the Litter: Roxy

  MRCI celebrates launch of Community-Based Day Services program

  Panelists discuss Minnesota’s opioid epidemic, highlight National Drug Take Back Day

  Six Mankato locations selected for AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative due to COVID-19

  Area fourth graders receive poetry books

  Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic rebrands

  YWCA announces 2021 Women of Distinction Honorees

  Upcoming 5K aims to help combat veteran homelessness

  Annual city clean-ups approach for Mankato, North Mankato

  Mayo encourages at-risk COVID patients to consider monoclonal antibody treatment

  George’s Ballroom: A dive into music hub’s history amid demolition consideration

  MDH connects 16 COVID-19 cases to South Dakota wrestling tournament

  City officials consider demolition of George’s Ballroom

  Longtime New Ulm mayor to resign after 11 years on the job

  Sen. Amy Klobuchar listens to southwest Minnesota superintendents’ concerns

  Connecting Kids program offers assistance for out-of-school activity costs

  Pick of the Litter: Tavi