Madelyne joined the KIMT News 3 team in October 2019 as a Multimedia Journalist and can be seen throughout the morning on Daybreak. She's new to Minnesota, but not new to the midwest. Madelyne is an Ohio native and attended school at The University of Akron where her passion for storytelling began.
While attending UA, Madelyne was a reporter and anchor on their campus news show: Lights, Camera Akron. She has two student Emmy's from her time there. During her last semester of college, Madelyne interned for the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, WKYC. After graduation, she was offered a reporter/weekend anchor position at NBC affiliate WHIZ in Zanesville. She spent her first year in the industry there before joining the KIMT team.
In her free time, you can find Madelyne exploring new places in Minnesota with her dog, Nora, spending time with friends and family or trying to stay active with boxing. Madelyne is excited to learn more about the Minnesota-Iowa community and tell their stories!
If you have any story ideas for Madelyne, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: @Madelyne Watkins KIMT
Multiple area non-profit organizations are coming together Thursday to make sure people know what resources are available to them if they're struggling right now.
Paws Abilities in Oronoco normally has the facility full of dogs learning new tricks, but with the stay at home order, trainers can't hold sessions right now.
The pandemic is taking a toll on our economy, so what is it doing to the real estate business?
Supplies at grocery stores remain in high demand and so are freezers.
Dozens of area organizations are coming together to distribute food boxes to make sure people don't go without food this week.
Bicycle shops are still open during the stay at home order because they're considered an essential services.
While the stay at home order is in place, you will not get pulled over or in trouble if you leave your home.
A bakery in Saint Charles is doing its part to bring smiles to the faces of first responders.
Hair salons are one of the many businesses shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but a stylist in Rochester is still making sure her client have what they need until their next appointment can be made.
A church in Chatfield is partnering with nearby grocery stores to provide a service for those who might not be able to shop.