Shane Kitzman joined WCCO as a Web Producer in April 2012.
A native of Northfield, Minn. – you know, where the infamous bank robber Jesse James was thwarted – Shane graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2010 with a degree in journalism.
While at St. Thomas, Shane was the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Aquin. He also became the director of the new student media endeavor, TommieMedia.com, which focused on 24/7 journalism and multimedia reporting. During the summer of 2009, he interned at the Rochester Post-Bulletin.
After graduation, Shane headed back home, briefly covering news for his hometown newspaper, before being promoted to Sports Editor of the Northfield News and covering Division III sports and prep athletics. Selected as the Associated Press New Journalist of the Year in Minnesota in 2009-10, his sports stories, photos and videos have won numerous state press awards and his feature writing has garnered national honors.
So what’s Shane up to now? Finding the best sports stories in the state and featuring them through his column “Beyond Bounds.”
Andrew Martinson is a 21st-century, red-blooded American man.
What does Bethel’s star senior pitcher Matt Rowley share with Tim Tebow?
Miranda Solem has been missing a lot of school lately. First, there was the week when the 21-year-old’s curling team won the Junior National Championship (for ages 21 and under) earlier this month in Wayland, Mass.
Minnesota’s most dangerous girl on skates is taking out the trash. Literally and figuratively.
The best friend dynamic between St. Thomas’ John Nance and Tommy Hannon is so genuine, so goofy, and so … simply entertaining that I found myself momentarily forgetting to interview two of the cornerstones for [...]
St. Thomas senior Will DeBerg has a specific memory he recounts with detail and ecstatic ease — one he wants to repeat.
On the court, Lou Amundson’s a role player who provides the gritty hustle plays. Off the court, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward with the long locks is far from fitting into any one simple stereotype.
At your family reunion, Dan Kornbaum’s basketball resume would be marquee material. But in his own family tree, Augsburg’s rising star is third on the clan totem pole.
What can you get by playing, on average, about 1 minute per game for your high school basketball team as a sophomore? A Division I scholarship, apparently.
What’s sweeter – going from a 1-24 record to a solid 6-7 start, or being one of the State of Hockey’s top goal scorers? Lucky for Mitchell Swanson of Wadena-Deer Creek, he’s double dipping.
The MIAC’s leading scorer whips up delectable chocolate chip banana bread as easily as she carves up opposing defenses.
As the season-long ambition of getting to know D’Aundre Reed comes to a close – the Vikings battle the Packers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lambeau Field – it’s been eye-opening to see how well Reed dealt with the highlights and setbacks that the 2012 campaign as tossed his way.
From an octogenarian who’s tallied a hole-in-one more often than Tiger Woods, to a college football star who speaks Latin – yes, Latin – I’ve relished getting to know some of Minnesota’s most intriguing sports stories in 2012.
You probably would have cried, too. From as early on as elementary school, Taylor Young’s grandfather dished out basketball critiques of his granddaughter without pulling any punches.
Dropping his head, fixating on a random spot on the locker room carpet, you can’t ignore the visible frustration D’Aundre Reed exudes.
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