Jared Dean

Multimedia Journalist
Jared Dean

Jared Dean joined KEYC in January 2021 as a multimedia journalist. He graduated from college in spring 2020 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.