Sean Morawczynski

Sean Morawczynski

Morning Show Producer/Multi-Media Journalist

Sean Morawczynski started at KEYC News 12 through a summer internship in 2017 and is now reporting for the station as of December 2017. He grew up in Champlin, MN where his dreams of NFL stardom ended in the 4th grade when he realized he lacked the athletic ability to continue playing. He attended Champlin Park High School until graduating in 2012. He made his way down 169 to begin his college career at Minnesota State – Mankato. Sean left school after two years then returned in the Spring of 2016, he plans on graduating in the Spring of 2018 with a major in Mass Media and a Political Science minor.

In his free time, Sean enjoys exploring the outdoors, hunting, fishing. He is a big fan of books (especially Harry Potter) and being bad at video games. Growing up, Sean played hockey until the 9th grade then switched to alpine skiing his sophomore year of high school. He remembers literally not being able to stand up on skis the first day of practice to weaving through gates on black diamonds later that year.

Sean is not a big fan of cats and much prefers dogs like his English Springer Spaniel named Tess.

— Hometown?

Champlin, MN

— Alma Mater?

Minnesota State University, Mankato

— What's your favorite part of your job?

I really like the connection to the community that develops with each story and experience.

— What's your dream story?

I don’t have any specific “dream story” but I love covering stories that highlight people going out of their way just to help others.

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

I wanted to be a CIA agent or a cop for the longest time. The show “24” was a favorite of mine growing up so obviously I wanted to get as close to being Jack Bauer as I could. As that dream quickly died, I figured the next best person to emulate is Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) from another one of my favorites, “That ‘70s Show.” By high school, I got bored with that idea and moved on.

— What got you interested in news and sports?

I’ve always enjoyed watching sports and SportsCenter but more recently I’ve become really interested in the news media and its place in US History. It’s fascinating to me how long the press has been involved with pivotal moments throughout the past.

— Who’s your favorite singer?

George Strait

— What's your favorite season?

Season 3 of “The Office”

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

Eli Manning, but I’m not sure if that’s a compliment.

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

To my 18th birthday and give myself a sports almanac so I can bet on all the future champions and make billions of dollars.

Education:

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

Recent Articles by Sean

  Hunters get ready for Deer Firearms Opener with Orange Friday at Fleet Farm

  McDonalds Happy Meal turns 40

Mayo Clinic Health System - Fairmont restructures its surgical services

Rice County Sheriff’s Department warns of potential scammers imitating its staff

  UPDATE: Referendums in Owatonna, Truman and Worthington passed after local elections

Phone scams increase; recent scammer posing as Microsoft employee

  Horizon Homes receives “Circle of Excellence” award

  Krispy Kreme reaches agreement with Minnesota college student reselling donuts

Mankato man charged with kidnapping after allegedly assaulting and confining woman

Lake Crystal man charged with fleeing officer and felony drug charges

UPDATE: Second man charged with felony robbery and drug possession following assault in Mankato apartment

Madelia police warn of multiple recent car break-ins

Woman charged for allegedly assaulting a police officer and another woman in downtown Mankato

  First responders honor late Blue Earth police officer

  Two men busted for 100 grams of marijuana; one also separately charged with criminal sexual conduct

Man who fled police in a corn field now faces felony drug charges

  Faribault Police searching for suspect who vandalized an RV

  Man arrested and charged in connection to burglary near Nicollet

Hector man loses home in fire

Major heroin bust in three-county raid by Southwest Metro Drug Task Force

  MVAC recieves $45,000 in grant funds

  Jury trial begins for Saint James man charged with first and second degree murders

  Dressing up in this year’s trending costumes at FUN.COM

Over $11,000 of construction equipment stolen in Redwood County

Man charged with assaulting a police officer in downtown Mankato

Waterville urging residents to prep for rising water

  Salvation Army’s Holiday Assistance Program opens today

  New sales tax; council pay raise for adoption at tonight’s council meeting

  Schell’s Brewery and KEYC News 12 This Morning celebrate Oktoberfest in New Ulm

Flags at half-staff in honor of Rep. Elijah Cummings