Jeff Wald

jeffwald Jeff WaldJeff Wald started as a Web Producer at WCCO-TV in April of 2011. Before that, he was a freelance Web Producer at KARE-TV in Golden Valley.

Jeff spent six years covering high school and college sports as the Northfield News Sports Editor from 2004-2010. That position also included blogging and writing online content.

Jeff attended the University of St. Thomas from 2000 to 2004, where he earned a degree in Print Journalism along with a minor in Communications. Jeff also covered St. Thomas athletics and interned in sports at both KARE-TV and Fox 9  during that time.

He grew up in Golden Valley and attended Totino-Grace High School. Jeff is an avid golfer who also has a passion for high school football and a wide range of sports. Jeff started the “Prep Blog” in August of 2011 with an emphasis on covering high school football around Minnesota. He also will blog about St. Thomas football as Tommie football can be heard in the fall on WCCO Radio 830 AM.

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Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

A great rivalry in the Suburban East Conference will be renewed Friday night as Cretin-Derham Hall travels to Stillwater, with the Ponies looking to stay in the hunt for a league title. It’s our featured game for WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally.

10/03/2014

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Tommies Blog: Rival St. John’s Visits St. Paul Saturday

If you attend college at St. Thomas or St. John’s, the weekend where the two squads square off on the football field represents everything that’s right about college athletics. It will be an electric atmosphere on Saturday as the No. 10-ranked Tommies (2-0) host the Johnnies at O’Shaughnessy Stadium. With a forecast of close to 80 degrees and sunny skies expected, it will be a packed house as more than 10,000 fans are anticipated to represent the two schools.

09/26/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s another huge week for high school football, and our Game of the Week features a pair of undefeated teams that are ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A as Totino-Grace heads to Maple Grove in a Northwest Suburban Conference showdown.

09/25/2014

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5 Reasons Teddy Bridgewater Will Succeed With The Vikings

Despite not scoring an offensive touchdown against the Saints, Teddy Bridgewater played well enough in place of the injured Matt Cassel to give Vikings fans something to be excited about for the future.

09/25/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Cruises Past La Crosse, 46-0

St. Thomas scored 14 points in the first four minutes and cruised to a 46-0 win over the Eagles to improve to 2-0 on the season. It was exactly the type of performance Glenn Caruso was looking for out of his squad after a sluggish 22-17 win over UW-Eau Claire in the season-opener.

09/19/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There’s a huge match-up west of the Twin Cities Friday night that has Wright County Conference title implications later this year as Orono hosts Hutchinson. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0, and the Spartans are ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, while the Tigers are the top-ranked team and the defending state champions.

09/18/2014

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Prep Blog: Gophers, Pitino Land Big Recruit In Jarvis Johnson

When Richard Pitino was hired as University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach in April 2013, there was a new sense of energy around the program. He landed his first big local recruit on Friday in DeLaSalle guard Jarvis Johnson.

09/16/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s Week 3 in high school football in Minnesota, which means conferences around the state are starting to take shape and seasons are starting to come together. For teams that got off to a slow start, it’s still early enough that they can recover and make a successful regular season happen.

09/11/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Looks For Improvement Against UW-La Crosse

It certainly wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the St. Thomas football team is off to a 1-0 start after holding off UW-Eau Claire 22-17 on Saturday. The Tommies had a 22-3 lead in the third quarter at one point, but they needed a late interception from Sean Hamlin to seal their first victory of the season.

09/11/2014

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Opens With UW-Eau Claire Saturday

After about a month of fall camp and a final scrimmage to finalize some preseason items, coach Glenn Caruso and the St. Thomas football team play an opponent for real this weekend. The Tommies, coming off an 8-2 season in 2013 and their first time not in the NCAA Playoffs since Caruso’s first year at St. Thomas, host UW-Eau Claire Saturday to open the regular season.

09/05/2014

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5 Reasons The Vikings Will Beat The Rams Sunday

There’s plenty of excitement this week as the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with Seattle facing Green Bay. Most teams get started on Sunday, and that includes the Minnesota Vikings as they head to […]

09/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s a big week in high school football, highlighted by a South Suburban Conference match-up between two top-10 games, Prior Lake and Rosemount.

09/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.

08/28/2014

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5 Reasons The Gophers Won’t Overlook Eastern Illinois

There’s a lot of excitement around many college football teams as the season starts this week. Everybody has potential, and with a new four-team playoff system established, there will be a true and undeniable national champion at the end of the year. The University of Minnesota is one of several teams to open its regular season Thursday night.

08/27/2014

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Timberwolves Fans Welcome Wiggins, Others At State Fair

After a month of speculation around Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins, a trade sending Love to Cleveland was completed over the weekend. In return, the Timberwolves got Wiggins, this year’s No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, and Anthony Bennett, last year’s No. 1 overall pick. The Timberwolves also worked out a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire Thaddeus Young, who will be the team’s new power forward in Love’s place.

08/26/2014

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