Jared Dean

Jared Dean

Multimedia Journalist

Jared Dean joined KEYC in January 2021 as a multimedia journalist. He graduated from Liberty University with honors, earning a Bachelor's Degree in journalism with a minor in digital media and performance.

• Hometown:

Stillwater, Minnesota

• What's your favorite part of your job?

Getting to know the people I am interviewing.

• What's your dream story?

Covering Super Bowl victory for the Minnesota Vikings.

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

A professional football player.

• What got you interested in TV news?

I wanted to learn how TV worked and how I could get a job doing what I loved.

• What person do you most admire?

My dad

• What's your favorite candy?


• What's your favorite sport to watch?


• What's your favorite band?


• What's your favorite food?

I love a really good chicken sandwich.

• Favorite Book?

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

• What are your hobbies?

Hiking, going for walks, and spending time with friends.

• What's your favorite season?


• What's your proudest moment?

The day I got this job. I felt like all of my hard work in college had paid off.

• If you could have any superpower, which would you pick?

Time travel

• What's your biggest pet peeve?

People who chew ice

• If you could spend a week anywhere, where would you go?

Bali, Indonesia

• What kind of animal would you want to be?

Panda bear, they get to hang out all day and everyone loves them.

• Have you ever been told that you look like someone famous?

Yes, Andrew Garfield. People say this all the time.

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

I would go back in time to meet Jesus.


  • Liberty University

Recent Articles by Jared

  Nicollet County parks department prepares for spring

  MNSU’s Women’s Center hosts virtual events all month

  New care facility to open in Mankato

  Mom and Pop’s ice cream opens for the season

  Mankato artist pursues painting during pandemic

  Pick of the Litter: Lance

  The magic behind making maple syrup

  Gustavus Adolphus College graduate nearing end of 1,200 mile hike

  Golf courses prepare for spring

  Sofas for Service is helping veterans in the area

  Seven Mile Creek projects to keep erosion in mind

  Improvements coming to Highway 60

  Deadline to remove ice shelters from lakes approaches

  Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca to undergo changes

  Mankato man donates pianos to Nigeria

  Farmamerica hosts second Winter Charm on the Farm event

  Mayo Clinic, MDH explain latest vaccine efforts

  Snowstorm leaves many Texans without power, water

  YES program continues to show students the importance of their environmental impact

  Church hosts drive through blessings for Ash Wednesday

  Fire safety in the winter cold

  Shopping local this Valentine’s Day

  Cold is not keeping away the winter campers

  Tax season officially begins

  Growler cap challenge brought to the capitol

  Cryptocurrency popularity continues to rise

  Keeping animals warm in the cold

  Voters approve Fairmont Area Schools referendum

  City seeks approval for $1.2 million grant

Local bars prepare for the Super Bowl