Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB with Mark Tassler! She graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student. During her undergraduate career, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and “The Xavierite” Newspaper at SXU. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Before her senior year in college, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 The Joe: WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM. Shortly after graduation, Christine moved to Sioux Falls in 2018 to jump-start her career as a Multimedia Journalist at a television station. She would write, edit, shoot, and report stories throughout the Sioux Empire. Christine was able to connect with public officials and community members to share their story with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes at Mark, Christine can be found running on the bike trails or exploring her new city! She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin! Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian at the University of Illinois! Christine is very passionate about all types of music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.
Why You Shouldn’t Go To Work Sick
This is something that everyone is guilty of...going into work sick.
It’s National Bagel Day!
Today's national food holiday is the perfect way to start your day with a little bit of cream cheese!
Hometown Tuesday: Chicago Edition
Being back home in Chicago over the holidays afforded me the opportunity to visit my favorite dining venues! So in the event you are planning a trip to my hometown, I highly recommend checking out Jefferson's Tap for a quick bite and a pint!
Top 10 Bad Habits In The Workforce
We are all guilty of exhibiting poor work habits at some point in our career. But what are those less than desirable work habits you need to correct or improve sooner rather than later while on the job?
The 2020 Nationwide Homelessness Count
On January 28th, volunteers will conduct the annual “Point-In-Time Homeless Count” in Sioux Falls. This is a nationwide event that counts any individual or family experiencing homelessness in our city.
The 17th Annual “Celebrity Night Out!”
Sioux Falls...it's time to get your checkbooks ready for the 2020 Teddy Bear Den's "Celebrity Night Out" at the Minnehaha Country Club!
Farmers Nominations for America’s Farmers “Grow Rural Education” Are Open
The America's Farmers program is encouraging South Dakota farmers to nominate their local, rural public schools for the 2020 "Grow Rural Education" STEM grants. Farmers can nominate a school of their choice from now until April 1st.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day-Thank You!
This is a day to say "thank you" to the men and women who are risking their lives each day to protect and serve cities they love.
Classic New Year’s Resolutions Broken Almost Immediately
Do you agree with the list from Time Magazine?
Sioux Falls Breaks The Top 10 For Hottest Jobs Markets In 2020
Based on my own experience, Sioux Falls is a great city to begin an individual’s professional career! Now, CNBC recently confirmed my personal statement with the station’s release of ZipRecruiter’s most recent data, the "Top Hottest Job Markets in 2020."