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.”
Standard conversational topics – tennis, school, his part-time post office job – appeared to marginally pique Austin Jiang’s interest.
What Dylan Thomas has – a right arm that throws 93 mph with more than enough control to be named the 2012 MIAC’s Pitcher of the Year.
The luckiest fan at the Twins’ Opening Day may just have been 6-year-old Keera O’Brien.
Before freshman Rachel Parupsky even donned a Bethel basketball jersey, she came all too close to giving it up.
Pretty sure Erik Tengwall had a better weekend than you did. The St. Thomas junior’s No. 1-ranked basketball team eked out a 63-62 win at home and advanced to an NCAA D-III Elite Eight match [...]
Macalester junior Renee Jordan has crossed paths with black bears, she’s nearly biked into a moose, and even plans to ascend Mount McKinley in her father’s footsteps.
If St. Thomas basketball’s assistant coach Mike Keating were to snag a nasty little paper cut while dishing out scouting reports, I’m certain his blood would not be a maroon hue.
I can’t believe Lindsey Hjelm’s success with what can only be explained as a successfully split personality. Gustavus’ all-time leader in penalty minutes is known the “Penalty Queen” around campus.
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.