Digital and multimedia storyteller
Logan Reigstad is a proven, hardworking communicator with a passion for helping the community and telling great stories through compelling journalism.
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.
Prior to his work with ABC 6 News, he spent nearly a year interning at News 3 Now (WISC-TV), the market-leading 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.
Digital Content Producer
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; monitor CrowdTangle and other platforms for viral content for station digital and on-air products; use SEO to increase website traffic
2017 - 2019
Shot, wrote and edited multiple stories daily while working from the station’s Austin, Minn., bureau; maintained personal social media profiles and contributed to station’s social media presence; used social media to connect with viewers and source stories
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
WJZ.com; December 13, 2019
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A report released Friday by the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors in the wake of the “Healthy Holly” scandal found “significant aspects” of the board’s oversight and decision-making responsibilities were “deeply compromised” by both some board members and structural flaws in the board’s operation.
The report was the work of a special committee that was established in September. All five committee members were among the 11 new appointees to the board after the scandal broke.
It found some self-interested board members were able to take advantage of the system and its “ineffective” and “incomplete” conflict of interest policies.
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.
WJZ.com; July 8, 2019
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department unveiled a new marketing campaign it hopes will help recruit a “significant number” of new officers and reduce crime in the city.
The department said the campaign is designed to attract a more diverse group of officers from within the city in addition to increased recruiting for its updated cadet program.
“It’s more than standing behind a badge; it’s standing up for our city,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a promotional video released as part of the effort. “But injustice, mistrust, fear, these are things we cannot stand for. this is a chance to be a part of the greatest comeback story in America.”
KAALTV.com; January 7, 2019
(ABC 6 News) -- The Mason City Community School Board Monday outlined a number of ways it's improving oversight and accountability into district activities, more than a week after a report showed more than $2.2 million of district funds had been improperly allocated over a period of eight years.
Board president Jodi Draper said meetings are now video recorded and posted on the district YouTube page, the teachers union president is asked to attend finance committee meetings and staff salaries and raise approvals are being compiled into a spreadsheet given to board members.
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.
Channel3000.com; May 6, 2017
MADISON, Wis. - The outgoing chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's student government blasted the university in a letter that has been widely circulated on social media, saying the university "does not care about people of color."
Carmen Gosey, the outgoing chair of UW's Associated Students of Madison, said in the letter that she felt the need to leave the organization honestly.
© 2019 Logan Reigstad
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2013 - 2017
Coursework focused on in-depth reporting, multi-platform storytelling, journalism ethics, law and strategic communication