Mary Rominger

Mary Rominger

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

-- Alma Mater?

Iowa State University

-- 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 are 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

Recent Articles by Mary

  Springfield can’t overcome first quarter deficit, loses in quarterfinal to BP

  60’s music is honored in the Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra fall concert

  Gustavus hosts a ‘Star Party’ introducing physics to local youth

  Blue Earth County Library receives grant to pursue a book project about area immigrants

  Lifelong Blue Earth County resident celebrates her 100th birthday

  Mankato Fire Dept. recommends testing smoke alarms as daylight savings approaches

  Greater Mankato Grateful Giving kicks off for regional hunger, homelessness

  Maverick Hockey ‘Quick Hits’

  Snell Motors hosts a community business led Trick-or-Treating event

  Holiday Art Fare and Farmers Market set to begin this weekend

  Triple Play: Episode 6

  Mankato hip-hop artist releases first single; available on all platforms

  Statement on diversity, inclusion is presented to the greater Mankato area community

  The Timberlake Orchard has seen great growth in 5th year with new ownership

  The Minnesota High School Cycling League takes over Mount Kato for their season finale

  USC reaches section championship following win over Bethlehem Academy

  Maple River falls short of section title game against Medford

  Day of the Dead themed Mandala Market in Old Town Mankato

  Trunk-or-Trinket event brings awareness to dangers of Halloween for kids with allergies

  Recycling event gives elementary students hand-on education

  St. Peter unveils new gift shop on downtown street

  Paving on Commerce Drive nearly complete

  MSU Hockey ‘Quick Hits’

  Triple Play: Episode 5

  Minn. teen arrested for threatening to shoot up school, kill himself, police say

  Mankato, North Mankato florists take over the streets for National Petal It Forward Day

  Taylor Corp. hosts bean bag tournament finale as fundraising efforts for the United Way begin

  Maple River with a dominate start out of the gate over LSH

  United South Central extends win streak to the postseason and advances in the section 2A tournament

  Mankato raised visual creator returns home