Mary Rominger

Mary Rominger

Weekend Anchor | Multi-Media Journalist

Mary Rominger graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Journalism/Mass Communications with minors in Women's & Gender Studies, Sports and Recreation, and Leadership.

Mary also played club lacrosse at Iowa State and has a passion for all sports.

• Hometown?

Seal Beach, California

• What's your favorite part of your job?

I enjoy the purity and passion in every individual I get to connect with for stories. Although, my overall favorite part of my job is the moments I get to talk, analyze and/or report on sports.

• What's your dream story?

I’d go back in time and tell the story of the Dodgers 1988 World Series upset.

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

Since 6th grade, I wanted to be a sports broadcast journalist.

• What got you interested in (news, sports)?

I was privileged enough to spend my free time going to sporting events with my Dad in Los Angeles, California, growing up. We had season tickets to all kinds of sports, from the Los Angeles Kings to USC football and volleyball. Through those experiences, I developed a deep passion for sports and their culture. Now getting to convey that to an audience with a similar passion to mine is all the more rewarding.

• What person do you most admire?

It is comfortable for me to always have individuals to admire. I admire the methodology of Colin Cowherd, the storytelling of Vin Scully, the voice of Bob Miller, the spirit of John Wooden, the talent of Anze Kopitar, the selflessness of my family, and many more.

• What's your favorite band?

I’m a die-hard Weezer fan. I also listen to a lot of Los Angeles based rappers and Eric Church.

• What's your favorite sport to watch?

Hockey because I have a deeper understanding of the game itself relative to other professional sports. Although – baseball, football, golf, volleyball, lacrosse, and all Olympic sports give me equivalent joy.

• What's your proudest moment?

Obtaining my first full-time job here at KEYC-TV. After four years of grinding through college to develop myself as a sportscaster, it all paid off when I accepted this job offer.

Education:

  • Iowa State University

Podcasts:

  • The Hail Mary Podcast

Recent Articles by Mary

  Inside the first day of team practices with the Scarlets, Cougars

  No start date announced, but NCAA hockey has officially been delayed

  NCAA, WCHA have yet to make announcement on season

  Activities directors at area schools weigh-in on season adversity

  Former Maverick captain Nick Rivera signs with ECHL team

  Coaches take a proactive approach during unprecedented season

  UMAC releases spring 2021 schedule for its fall sports

  Cougars show up big; defeat Albert Lea 5-2

  Scarlets girls’ tennis topped by JM 4-3

  West girls’ swim and dive takes part in first virtual meet against Rochester Mayo

  East’s Johnson earns first place, but Cougars fall to Owatonna

  Scarlets girls’ swimming is set to take on odd season in virtual meet vs Mayo

  Cougar boys’ cross country prepares for a hot start in season opener

Crusaders girls’ soccer program will have a new look in 2020 season

  Springfield ready to host state tournament with revamped ball park

  Mavericks must navigate through winter sports delay; hopeful for a postseason

  High school sports in Minnesota return, questionable future

  Coaches weigh in on NSIC decision to cancel sports through 2020

  Courtland tops Essig; stays alive in Region 2C tournament

New Ulm punches ticket to state with win over Hanska

  Garvin navigates Vikings through unprecedented times in college sports

  The four high school sports granted the go ahead for a fall season will face a scheduling doozy

Bucks pose a challenge for MoonDogs; Dogs fall 8-4

  Enforcing face masks throughout the state poses unique challenges for businesses, individuals

  Minnesota joins more than 30 states to require face masks

  Food preservation webinars to educate, guide in process

Pond Road Market carries on through pandemic to celebrate 4th anniversary

No citations issued to date in Mankato’s facemask mandate

  MAPS says it will allow students to learn from home, regardless of state’s decision

  International students remain in strenuous, unclear situation after rescinded guideline