Hey Kickin’ Fans! I’m excited to return to South Dakota after living in Los Angeles for the past seven years. Right after college, I moved to LA for an internship at Entertainment Tonight/The Insider, where I later worked as a personal assistant in their wardrobe department. After discovering that wardrobe wasn’t my forte, I quickly decided I wanted to pursue acting and TV hosting, a lifelong dream of mine. Altogether I’ve worked on over 200 TV shows/movies or commercials as either an actress, double, stand-in, background actor or cheerleader/dancer. Some of my favorites include having a guest starring role on both Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Sam and Cat,” body doubling Selena Gomez on her Disney TV show, (and providing advice to her during the Bieber breakup – how surreal!) starring in a Mike Posner/Cris Cab music video (“Colors”) playing a Cheerio cheerleader on “Glee,” and standing-in for actresses Ariana Grande, Miranda Cosgrove, Lily Collins, Molly Shannon and so-on. Although I had some great experiences in LA, I’m happy to be back in the Midwest! I briefly worked as an intern with Trav on Hot 104.7 about nine years ago. It’s fun to be back on-air with him, although I still owe him revenge for forcing me to play “Snakes on an Intern” in the studio. Yes, that was with real slithering snakes. Let me know if you have any fun ideas for that. I’m excited about this opportunity and pumped to Kick It with you every morning! P.S. I really enjoy power tools, otters and kickin’ butt at Mario Kart on N64.
Show Choir Showdown This Friday and Saturday
Show choirs from the area will be hitting the stage this weekend for the annual 'Best of Show' Show Choir Competition, March 17-18.
It’s Possible in Platte: Chelsie Reddick, A Little Off the Top Salon
Chelsie Reddick, of Platte,knew she wanted to be a hair stylist at the young age of four. Hear her fun story and how she began her salon, A Little Off the Top.
BackYard Grill Has Some of the Best BBQ in the Country
BackYard Grill of Sioux Falls and Brookings is named Restaurant of the Year. Hear how the business got started and quickly rose to success.
Watch Sioux Falls Police Arrest Felony Auto Theft Suspect Downtown
Video and more details on the felony arrest I witnessed Friday night in downtown Sioux Falls.
Number of Suicide Deaths in Minnehaha County Quadrupled in January
January 2017 saw the number of average deaths by suicide in Minnehaha Country quadruple.
It’s Barbie’s Birthday! Here’s a List of Country Music Stars Who’ve Had Barbies Created after Them
Today is Barbie's 58th Birthday and to honor the doll we thought it would be fun to research which Country singers had Barbie versions of themselves.
It’s Possible in Platte: Maria Samuelson, Dakota Food and Fuel
If you've been to Platte or even just driven through, you've probably stopped at Dakota Food & Fuel. Meet owner Maria Samuelson & hear her road to success.
Drone Captures Breathtaking Views of South Dakota
Taken by drone, these breathtaking views of Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Badlands, the Missouri River & more are absolutely stunning.
Miranda Lambert’s Brookings Concert in Review
Miranda Lambert fans were in for a real treat at her performance on Friday, March 3 in Brookings. Check out some of the concert photos fans shared with us.
Experience the Magic of the Sleeping Beauty Ballet This Weekend
Main Stage Ballet and Dance Academy will be performing Sleeping Beauty this Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2PM and 7PM.