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Kyle Deckelbaum

Published On: Jun 14 2012 04:46:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2013 02:20:44 AM CDT

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Kyle Deckelbaum

Kyle comes to La Crosse from Madison, where he served as Sports Director at UW-Madison's student radio station. There, he broadcasted two Rose Bowls, the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game, three Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournaments, and a national championship in hockey. He also hosted the station's flagship sports talk show and broadcasted games for the Big Ten Network. He graduated with a journalism degree from UW-Madison.

A native of Washington, D.C., Kyle interned with WJLA-TV and the Washington Nationals. He also served as a production assistant at the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

Kyle was honored for his work as a collegiate broadcaster. A 12-time winner of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Student Awards for Excellence, he was given the WBA's 2012 Student Leadership Award. In addition, he was named one of the top 20 collegiate sportscasters in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

Kyle is excited to be a part of the News 8 sports team and looks forward to meeting you out in the community!

Favorite book?
"A Civil War: Army vs. Navy," by John Feinstein. It's a chronicle of the only college football game that's truly about more than just dollar figures.

Favorite movie?
Cool Runnings

Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?
Plan your work, then work your plan.

If you could interview one person, living or deceased, who would that be?
Jackie Robinson.

Favorite way to spend a day off?
Sleeping in, hiking and barbecuing a great dinner.

Favorite food?
A good steak.

Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it?
I like all the food questions. Pepperoni.

What are you bad at and wish you could do better?
Golf. Definitely golf.