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.

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 numerous 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.

EXPERIENCE

Digital Content Producer
WJZ-TV
2019 - Present

Constantly monitor social media for breaking news and trending stories, write and publish SEO-friendly content, work with newsroom to stream live breaking news online and on social media, track website analytics to monitor content performance

Multimedia Journalist
KAAL-TV
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

News/Web Intern 
WISC-TV
2016 - 2017

Solely responsible for writing, editing and publishing content to station’s market-leading website and social media profiles on weekends mornings; monitored scanners and social media for breaking news/weather; shot, wrote and edited multiple stories for on-air broadcasts

REPORTING

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; February 8, 2019

(ABC 6 News) -- As the list of Democrats seeking the presidency in 2020 grows, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Friday touted his record as Newark mayor and senator as proof that he can bring about change as he tours Iowa.

 

Booker, who officially announced his candidacy February 1, stopped in Mason City Friday morning before events in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. During the stop, which drew about 100 people to the basement of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Booker laid out his vision for the country, calling for a $15 hourly minimum wage, healthcare for all Americans, action on climate change and more funding for education.

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.

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EDUCATION

© 2019 Logan Reigstad
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: 3.500