Most dorky kids who grow up wanting to be broadcast journalists want to be the anchor of NBC Nightly News or something similar. Todd would be lying if he said the thought hadn't crossed his mind a time or two, but he grew up with a different goal in mind: Be on the station he grew up watching.
Mark that one off the bucket list. Todd is not a born and raised Alaskan, he grew up as an Army brat, but spent about half his life here and has been watching Channel 2 since he was a kid. (Yes he was that kid who wanted to watch the news while everyone else was outside playing... explains a lot doesn't it?)
His first job in news was at WOI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Des Moines, IA at the ripe ol' age of 15.
After high school Todd came back to Alaska and landed a job behind the scenes at KTUU where he stayed until 2008 and moved up the dial a few channels to work at KTVA as a reporter.
They say timing is everything in this business, in his first year as a reporter Todd covered the trial of former Sen. Ted Stevens, former Gov. Sarah Palin's run for Vice President, the Troopergate scandal, and many other stories that have changed Alaska's history.
In the fall of 2010 he decided it was time to come back to the station he had watched for so many years... (Read: Begged and pleaded Steve Mac Donald to throw him a bone after going broke spending the summer in Hawaii...)
It truly is a dream come true to work at KTUU again, and share the screen with the legendary Sheila Balistreri.
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