Nick Beck

Morning Anchor | Kato Living Co-Host
KEYC Mankato, MN
Nick Beck

Nick Beck is a southern Minnesota native, born and raised in Owatonna. He started at KEYC in October 2021 as a morning reporter and producer.

• Hometown?

Owatonna, Minnesota

• Alma mater?

University of Minnesota Duluth

• What's your favorite part of your job?

That every day is different

• What's your dream story?

I think it would be interesting to do a long-term investigative and historical story, with many different twists and turns.

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

A writer

• What got you interested in news?

Seeing how events like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and how information can change the world.

• What person do you most admire?

My mother

• What's your favorite candy?


• What's your favorite sport to watch?


• What's your favorite band?

Mura Masa

• What's your favorite food?


• What's your favorite book?

2001: A Space Odyssey

• What's one thing you cannot live without?


• What are your hobbies?

Writing, working out, hanging with friends and traveling!

• What's your proudest moment?

Getting accepted to go to Italy for a year

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

Influence over the elements

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


• What kind of animal would you want to be?

Flying Squirrel

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

Yes. I have a list with over 20 different people, ranging from Christian Bale to Bill Nye

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

The American Revolution

  • University of Minnesota Duluth