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

  Protecting your dogs ahead of and during the 4th of July firework celebrations

  The Silo Art Project is completed after 2-years of work by Guido van Helten

  Fairmont duo places in the top-5 in the 2020 National History Day contest

  How Mankato’s Wine Cafe reopened its doors following COVID-19 exposure

  Guiding caregivers through unique challenges

  Juneteenth events continue in Mankato with the Unity for Freedom March

  First week of amateur baseball in the books; MBA president reflects

  Hastings reacts to Don Lucia being named CCHA commissoner

  Waterville hosts Janesville; Indians with an all-around showing

  Don Lucia named CCHA commissioner; intends to bring in more teams that fit the mold

  Town Ball exhibition games return; Waterville Indians look to match last season’s success

  Players looking forward to season, happy to be back on the diamond

  Thielen, area athletes break in new ETS Performance facility

  Hy-Vee launches campaign to help families improve their environmental wellness

Community wide efforts continue to engage with residents in senior living homes

  Mankato Public Safety to continue to enforce Stay Safe Minnesota restrictions

  Lunch rush in downtown Mankato as indoor dining gets the green light

  Locals presented opportunities to donate to those in need in the metro-area

  Independent investigation underway after photo circulates of Mankato officers restraining individual

  Educators begin planning for post-pandemic teaching, MSU Mankato plans to implement new model

  Local leaders enlighten community by forming NAACP chapter in Mankato

Many alternatives were discussed, but Mankato’s RibFest has no choice but to cancel

  Distance learning takeaways heading into the summer e-learning

  Jumpstart initiative set to revive small businesses in Owatonna

  Mankato Area Public Schools led their 3D printing capabilities in community partnership to gift 800 masks to frontline workers

  Circle Inn’s business model is one of many that isn’t reopening under phase two of #StaySafeMN

  New Ulm Club’s longest standing banquet of its kind forced to take a different route with current climate

  Collaboration designed to spread the family nursing philosophy

  One of New Ulm’s own awarded Golden Apple

  Public Service Recognition Week honors those working, serving amidst the coronavirus pandemic