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 2017 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; set up live streams and post 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; 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.

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.”

WJZ.com; January 22, 2021​

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The latest session of the Maryland General Assembly kicked off last week with a number of changes due to COVID-19.

 

While the virus and recovery efforts are front of mind for lawmakers, they will also be tasked with voting on Gov. Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget and reviewing hundreds of other bills on topics ranging from policing reforms following multiple high-profile deaths of Black people by police officers in 2020 to decriminalizing marijuana and changing the state song.

Here are some of the bills we’re watching this session in Annapolis.

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
Fall 2013 - Spring 2017
Coursework focused on in-depth reporting, multi-platform storytelling, journalism ethics, law and strategic communication 
GPA: 3.5