Hello Siouxland! It’s so amazing to learn more about the wonderful community that I have known all of my life.
I’m a Sioux City native, born, raised, and have lived here for my entire life! Almost all of my family lives in the Siouxland area too. You can say that I’m a hometown girl!
Before I became a journalist, I wanted to have a career in music. I played the clarinet in concert band from elementary school until my senior year at East High School. During my four years of high school, I was in the marching band. I still have a passion for music to this day.
I first attended Western Iowa Tech Community College for two years and received my Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. Then, I transferred to Morningside College for two years and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in History.
While studying at Morningside, I directed, filmed, and worked on graphics for Mustangs basketball, baseball, and football. Including almost every game in the 2018 NAIA National Football Tournament on Morningside College Television (MCTV).
I also produced, edited, wrote, and helped film my own sports show called, “The Mustangs Sports Show” as a part of my internship for the Sports Information Department at Morningside.
On the radio side, I was mostly color commentating on football, softball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball games. The biggest highlight as a color commentator being at NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament for two years for Fusion 93 KMSC.
I started working at KCAU 9 at the end of September of 2019, my first job in the television world after college. I can’t wait to learn and gain experience as a journalist everyday while working hard to tell stories to my hometown community.
The best part of my job here at KCAU 9 is learning and connecting with Siouxlanders everyday.
If you have any story ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at RMahon@kcautv.com