My name is Kim Reinders and I am a junior studying Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast/Print/Web with a minor in Sports and Experiential Marketing. After graduation, I would love to get a job in a TV stations’ sports department or a sideline reporter for baseball or even football. In my time here at Whitewater, I have worked at the campus TV station UWW-TV and have received awards in some of the sports programming here, including one for a softball game I was announcing and the football pregame show. In the summer of ’19 I worked for the Lakeshore Chinooks baseball team, who are a member of the Northwoods League, as a Media and Video Production intern which meant I got to help out with all the camera work and some days I might run the video board too.
When I’m not here for school or working a sporting event with the TV station, I’m most likely to be back home working with my dairy cows and getting ready for shows. I used to be a member of 4-H which is a way for the community to come together and work towards making it a better place. I still go back and volunteer at the county level in that I was the PA announcer for the dairy show. I also used to show at the Wisconsin State Fair with my dairy cows and my clothing that I also made as well (just never at the same time). I still go back and volunteer with the kids that are going to state fair as well and see how far they make it in their respective shows. I also love just wasting the day by watching Netflix or in the kitchen baking something good (my chocolate chip cookies are pretty good).
In case it was missed, I’m a home bred and raised Wisconsinite; I come from a place called Jackson, WI which is about 45 minutes from Milwaukee so any time I get the chance to go to a Brewers game or a Packers game I’m all for it. When it comes to favorite sports and the teams too, I love the Brewers as well as the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, and the Oakland A’s. Football is a sport that I love both the college level and the professional level as well but it’s the Packers and the Cleveland Browns pro wise and the Wisconsin Badgers and the Whitewater Warhawks for the college level. College basketball is better than the NBA (I know I’m outnumbered there) but I love watching the Wisconsin Badgers, Marquette Golden Eagles, and the Kentucky Wildcats.