Logan Reigstad

Digital and multimedia storyteller

ABOUT

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Logan Reigstad is a proven, hardworking communicator with a passion for helping the community and telling great stories through compelling journalism that goes beyond the press release to get to the heart of what matters.

Currently, Logan is a digital content producer at WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore, where he is part of a team dedicated to breaking big stories quickly and accurately online and on social media.

 

Prior to making the shift to digital, he was a multimedia journalist for ABC 6 News (KAAL-TV) in Austin, Minn. During his time with ABC 6 News, he covered everything from city council meetings in communities across Minnesota and Iowa to a sitting president's visit and multiple presidential candidates' stops.

 

Before joining ABC 6 News, he spent nearly a year interning at News 3 Now (WISC-TV), the CBS affiliate in Madison, Wis.

 

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Logan enjoys spending time with his cat and watching HGTV.

EXPERIENCE

Digital Content Producer
WJZ-TV
2019 - Present

Source, write, edit and fact-check content for WJZ.com and station social media; update multiple breaking news, weather and sports stories simultaneously; handle setting up live streams and posting video to website and other platforms; monitor CrowdTangle and other platforms for viral content for station digital and on-air products; use SEO to increase website traffic

Multimedia Journalist
KAAL-TV
2017 - 2019

Shot, wrote and edited multiple stories daily while working from the station’s Austin, Minn., bureau; reported live from the field and in the studio; sourced and followed up on stories from both Minnesota and Iowa portions of DMA; maintained personal work social media profiles and contributed to station’s social media presence

News/Web Intern 
WISC-TV
2016 - 2017

Shot, wrote and edited stories for on-air news broadcasts; solely responsible for writing, editing and publishing content to station’s market-leading website and social media profiles on weekends; monitored scanners and social media for breaking news

REPORTING

WJZ.com; October 27, 2020​

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For the first time since September, Maryland’s daily coronavirus count grew by nearly 900 cases. Hospitalizations have also ticked up by 17% over the last two weeks and intensive care case levels are up 2.94%.

 

But in hard-hit Wisconsin, their COVID-19 case count is almost six times higher.

Both have populations of around six million — 2019 census estimates put Maryland at 6,045,680 and Wisconsin at 5,822,434.

 

On Tuesday, Wisconsin reported 5,262 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, a record high and nearly six times higher than the 897 Maryland saw.

WJZ.com; April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Maryland and surrounding states have only received a small percentage of the medical supplies they’ve requested from the Federal Emergency Management Agency amid the coronavirus pandemic, the House Oversight Committee said Thursday.

 

The committee released documents from FEMA showing that while Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. have requested a combined 5.2 million N95 masks and 194 million pairs of gloves, they had only received 445,000 masks and 991,000 pairs of gloves as of March 30.

According to the FEMA documents, Maryland has requested hundreds of thousands of face shields, masks, gloves and other supplies but gotten just a fraction of that.

WJZ.com; February 26, 2020

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mere hours before former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is set to be sentenced on tax evasion and conspiracy charges stemming from the scandal surrounding the sale of her self-published “Healthy Holly” books, the former mayor’s defense team has released an emotional video in which Pugh apologizes for her actions.

 

In the nearly 13-minute video that an attorney representing the former mayor shared with WJZ, a remorseful Pugh apologizes to “the citizens, to young people, to partners, my friends, everyone I’ve offended (and) everyone I’ve hurt.”

 

“I know better who I am, but I also know where I am and I accept responsibility, I accept total responsibility,” Pugh said. “I pled guilty. I’m sorry. I don’t know any other words that could be stronger. I’m so sorry, I really am sorry.”

WJZ.com; August 1, 2019

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The White House’s official Twitter account shared a startling statistic Thursday amid President Donald Trump’s Twitter feud with Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings: Baltimore’s murder rate is higher than that of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

The president repeated the claim while speaking with reporters shortly after the tweet was posted.

WJZ set out to verify the president’s statistic; here’s what we found.

KAALTV.com; December 19, 2018

(ABC 6 News) -- A deadly crash at the intersection of Highways 18 and 218 in Floyd is bringing renewed attention to upcoming safety improvements in the area, but those upgrades are still years away from becoming a reality.

 

Troy Reams, 40, of Greene, was killed Wednesday when he rear-ended a semi truck around 5:30 a.m. The crash remains under investigation, but the Iowa State Patrol said distracted driving may have played a role.

KAALTV.com; November 13, 2018​

(ABC 6 News) -- Nearly 170 dogs were seized from the White Fire Kennel near Manly Monday, nearly a year after law enforcement first became aware of possible mistreatment.

 

The Worth County Sheriff's Office and the ASPCA spent much of Monday removing the dogs -- all Samoyeds -- from dirty, overcrowded kennels.

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Photos sent to ABC 6 News by the ASPCA show nearly a dozen dogs in two small kennels, their fur matted and dirty.

CONTACT

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EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Journalism
2013 - 2017
Coursework focused on in-depth reporting, multi-platform storytelling, journalism ethics, law and strategic communication 
GPA: 3.5