Austin joined WREX in December of 2015 as a morning reporter for 13 News Today and 13 News at Noon.
Austin was born and raised in Rockford and could not be more excited to be at my hometown station! Austin graduated from Boylan Catholic High School in 2011. There he got my first experience in journalism in Mr. Phads multimedia class where he conducted his first interviews and got comfortable with a camera. After high school, Austin spent a year at Rock Valley College and soon transferred to the University of Iowa where I earned a degree in Communication Studies and Entrepreneurship.
Austin started his career in journalism interning at WTVO-TV in Rockford, then interning the summer of 2015 in Tampa, FL at WFLA-TV. At the University of Iowa he anchored and reported for Daily Iowan TV for 2 years and also did work with ESPNU Campus Connection and the Big Ten Network on campus.
When Austin is not working with a camera, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing guitar, running, country music, and of course singing karaoke at the Rue Marche.
Austin says it's surreal to be working at the station that he grew up watching, but is very lucky to start my career in my hometown and at such a great station. If you see him out and about please say hi and be sure to tune in early every weekday morning to 13 News Today!
Please feel free to contact Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ALoveWREX13, with any story ideas or questions.