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Carson J.S. Reichardt

Multiskilled Journalist
Credit: WOI-TV

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Carson J.S. Reichardt joined Local 5 News in July 2021. 

Originally a Minnesotan, his first appearance on TV came when he was six years old. When asked about his favorite part of the Minnesota State Fair, Carson happily informed a reporter that he loved the "megaly-huge Bomb Pops" and promptly ended up on the evening news.

After working on his high school newspaper and yearbook, he saw an opportunity to make a career out of his love of storytelling, so he moved to Des Moines to attend Drake University. He graduated in 2021 with degrees in news journalism and sociology, as well as a concentration in leadership development. 

While he was naturally involved with plenty of reporting throughout his college experience, his favorite memory is hosting a late-night trivia show to celebrate the Drake Relays.

When he isn't chasing the news of the day, Carson can usually be found playing video games, cycling, or adding to his ever-growing comic book collection.

Have a story idea or just want to test his comic knowledge? Email Carson at creichardt@weareiowa.com!

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