Gage Cureton is from Rochester, Minnesota, and started at KEYC in November 2019. He previously worked as a staff photographer at the New Ulm Journal before making the jump to broadcast media. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Mass Media with an emphasis in photojournalism. Gage also serves as a combat photographer in the Marine Corps Reserve. He’s excited to tell peoples’ and communities’ stories in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
• What's your favorite part of your job?
Every day is different and I have the opportunity to meet new and interesting people.
Thomas and Zach Zellmer practice their slacklining skills at Sibley Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Mankato, Minn. Organizers of the Kiwanis Holiday Lights announced they are cancelling the annual celebration held in Sibley Park due to COVID-19 restrictions. "It's sad," Zach said. "I hope they have it next year."
Protesters gather on the Veterans Memorial Bridge after the grand jury's finding in the Breonna Taylor case, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Mankato, Minn. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Taylor was killed by police in Kentucky.
No One is Above the Law: Jim Hagedorn Anti-Corruption Rally, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in St. Peter, Minn. Protesters called for an investigation into Hagedorn's office after it came under scrutinization for heavy spending on constituent mail.
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn speaks to supporters following a press conference on funding for the Highway 14 expansion project, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New Ulm, Minn. $22 million in federal funding has been secured to expand sections of the highway to four lanes.
Minnesota is quickly shaping up to become a battleground state in the 2020 presidential election and women voters are key in that race. President Donald Trump’s campaign continued its push in Mankato Wednesday with a Women for Trump statewide bus tour.