HALVYFEST 2019 | SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2019 - 9:00 PM
dOWNTOWN WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA
Hey, I am Zach. I thought about writing this bio in the third-person perspective to look professional but I don't think I could sell the idea that I'm important enough to have someone write a bio for me.
I grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota where I played hockey, did play-by-play of my friends' NHL video games, and discovered my love for broadcasting and being a "Bear". In middle school I began working at SCC, a local cable access station in the northeast metro of the Twin Cities, where I worked my way from behind the scenes work to in front of the camera and behind the mic.
In high school I combined my two loves and created a video streaming sports network affectionately known as The Horn. We broadcast everything from football to soccer to hockey and other White Bear Lake sports events. The Horn is entering its eighth season of coverage of White Bear Lake Boys' Hockey this winter.
After high school I worked as a studio host for the St. Cloud State Men's Hockey radio broadcasts on KNSI-AM in St. Cloud, MN while also doing play-by-play of high school sports, hosting a weekly radio show and producing other shows for the legendary Leighton Broadcasting station.
Today I work at KFAN in Minneapolis where I do many various things, from producing audio highlights for Minnesota Vikings Radio Network broadcasts to play-by-play of high school sports state tournament games. I also work as a technical director on the Minnesota Wild Radio Network.