LogAN Reigstad

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Digital and multimedia storyteller

ABOUT

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

Currently, Logan is a reporter/multimedia journalist with WCSC-TV Live 5 News, the market-leading CBS affiliate in Charleston, S.C. He previously worked as a digital content producer at WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore and a multimedia journalist for ABC 6 News (KAAL-TV) in Austin, Minn.

 

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

 

A 2017 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Logan enjoys spending time with his cat and watching HGTV.

REPORTING

Live5News.com; July 2, 2021​

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Despite Charleston’s booming real estate market, there are still hundreds of buildings in the city that sit abandoned and in various states of decay.

 

That number has dropped in recent years from 257 in mid-2019 to 205 today, but while the city is trying to crack down, in some ways they say their hands are tied.

 

Two years ago, city officials looked into creating a task force to impose stricter penalties on property owners, but current ordinances and laws are already as strict as they can be under state law.

Live5News.com; July 23, 2021

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – Drivers who submitted damage claims after they said their vehicles were damaged by flying debris due to road work on Interstate 26 have had those claims denied, leaving them to cover the costs themselves.

 

Banks Construction is the contractor working on an 11-mile resurfacing project on the interstate between Summerville and Goose Creek. The old asphalt has been milled off, but remnants have been breaking down and sending small pieces of debris into the air, cracking windshields and chipping paint.

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation has yet to provide an exact number of claims it has gotten due to the project, but Kress said Banks told him they had been inundated with calls, which left him wondering why the contractor was not liable.

Live5News.com; July 15, 2021

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - As investigators search for what caused a massive blaze that destroyed three buildings overnight in Mount Pleasant, brides-to-be whose dresses were destroyed when a bridal shop went up in flames are left to begin their searches for the perfect dresses anew.

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“I knew growing up here in Mount Pleasant that Jean’s was the place that I wanted to do my dress shopping for my wedding,” Treasure White said.

 

She and her mom spent three hours on Wednesday searching for the perfect dress. Hours later, it was destroyed.

 

“I was originally very devastated, I was crying and everything because it was such a touching moment where me and my mom were able to select this dress so that we can create a memory,” White said after surveying the damage for herself.

WJZ.com; February 13, 2021

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- From a small kitchen near downtown Baltimore, workers prepare chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers and waffle fries for hungry customers of one of the city’s newest dining establishments.

 

Fuku opened two weeks ago in the city, but diners won’t be able to stop by and grab a bite to eat in person with friends even when the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

That’s because, unlike most restaurants, Fuku doesn’t have a traditional brick-and-mortar presence. Instead, it’s one of a growing number of ghost kitchens to spring up in recent years.

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; 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.

EXPERIENCE

Reporter/MMJ
WCSC-TV
2021 - Present

Shoot, write and edit stories for newscasts; report live from the field; develop sources and follow up on previous news coverage; maintain social media presence; use social listening to come up with story ideas; work with investigative team to submit FOIA and record requests

Digital Content Producer
WJZ-TV
2019 - 2021
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Sourced, wrote, edited and fact-checked content for WJZ.com and station social media; updated multiple breaking news, weather and sports stories simultaneously; set up live streams and posted video to website and other platforms; monitored CrowdTangle and other platforms for viral content for station digital and on-air products; used SEO to increase website traffic

Multimedia Journalist
KAAL-TV
2017 - 2019
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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

CONNECT

  • Facebook - Black Circle
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  • LinkedIn - Black Circle

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EDUCATION

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

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