FOX 66 News Team
Andrew Keller: Reporter
Before coming back into driving distance to the famous Halo Burger Boston Coolers and the great eats of an Angelo's Coney Island, Andrew's first job took him out to the oil-booming North Dakota Badlands.
He worked for two years splitting time between being a bureau reporter in Dickinson, North Dakota and then working in the newsroom in Bismarck, North Dakota for KFYR-TV. During this time, Andrew's coverage of floods in the Spring of 2009 throttled KFYR to receive two Emmy Awards.
Most recently, Andrew worked in Northern Michigan for 7&4 News. He was the bureau reporter in Gaylord, covering West Branch north to Sault Ste. Marie, including Petoskey and Charlevoix. While in Northern Michigan, Andrew's coverage of wildfires in Roscommon County was recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
He also had a very popular series called, "Andrew Vs." Andrew would do an everyday job, such as teaching or training for Coast Guard Rescue Swimming, and many times fail. It was a good way to have an average guy attempt a job that may be taken for granted in our communities.
Andrew chose journalism because he likes telling the untold story.
Did he mention he's a Spartan? On the weekends during the fall, Andrew will be at Michigan State Football games. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to sporting events, being outdoors, and being in the gym.
Craig McMorris: Reporter
Craig is dedicated to literacy programs and is a board member of the Literacy Council of Bay County.
In his spare time Craig loves to go ballroom dancing with his wife Crystal.
David Custer: Anchor
He graduated from the University of Michigan's Flint campus, graduating with a degree in Communications in 2001.
David's journey into television started as an anchor and a reporter in Alpena, Michigan, in 2002. The station, WBKB, also known as the ‘Sunrise Side', was the only news station in the area. After WBKB, he moved to WSMH FOX66 as both a reporter and a producer. He quickly transitioned from a reporter to weekend anchor.
The station merged with the WNEM-TV5 and he became the weekend morning anchor for WNEM-TV5 until the summer of 2007. While at WNEM, David won three Emmy awards bringing his total to four. David moved to Toledo, OH where he was the main anchor at the NBC affiliate.
David briefly left television in 2009 to pursue an executive position in the culinary field at Country Home Creations and start his own brand of natural gourmet mixes known as "Boy Gourmet." He combined this new venture with his love for television and began doing lifestyle segments on Better Mid-Michigan. In 2012, he was invited on to the Wendy Williams Show to share his recipes in the host's effort to help "Save the Twinkie."
David's passion is sharing stories that empower people to live their best life. He loves to taking risks and getting in on the action. He's jumped out of a plane, sat down with presidential candidates, reported live on CNN and one of his stories has been used on Dr. Phil.
He loves spending good times and laughter with loved ones. Catch him every night co-anchoring FOX66 News at 10pm.
Gino Vicci: Reporter
In his undergrad studies, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rochester College with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism and also obtained a video production degree from Specs Howard School of Media Arts.
Gino didn't stop there. In August 2012, he graduated with a Master's Degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
During graduate school, Gino reported at the White House, Capitol Hill and was published in several online publications including MarketWatch, Huffington Post, The Military Times, The Army Times and McClatchy newspapers.
Outside the newsroom, Gino enjoys strumming a 6-string and spending some quality time with his wife and son.
Fun Fact: Gino has lived in 4 countries and 6 states! If you have a story idea for Gino, he wants to hear from you.
Jason Fielder: Reporter
Jason began his career at WBKB-TV in Alpena, spending just over a year on the sunrise side, first as the weekend sports anchor/weekday sports reporter, then as the sports director.
Prior to that, he held internships at 1) WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. where he covered major league baseball, especially the Orioles and Nationals; 2) WEYI-TV 25 in Clio, where he mostly worked in news; 3) WKTV 2 in Utica, NY where he covered sports; and 4) WSTM-TV NBC 3 in Syracuse, NY where he covered sports.
Jason grew up in the small town of Deerfield, Michigan, and received a B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University where he double majored in Communication and Political Science. He then went on to graduate school at the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, NY where he received a Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism.
Jason has volunteered for the MDA, co-hosting the entire local portion of the Jerry Lewis Telethon at WBKB. He also has been the keynote speaker at various SVSU Scholarship Recognition Programs, and also was the celebrity auctioneer at the Cardinal Cabaret, a spring fundraiser for the SVSU Athletic Department.
Jason is a founding member of the Upsilon Delta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at SVSU, and a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
While at TV5, Jason has developed a series of sports stories called "Fielder's Choice." In them, he takes on sports challenges from viewers. He won a 2008 Michigan AP Award for best feature story for his "Fielder's Choice" story wherein he was challenged by a young female archer.
In his spare time, Jason likes to hang out with friends and family, sing in his rock band, and meet new people.
Kristin Moore: Reporter
Kristin has always asked a lot of questions. She also enjoys listening to others share their experiences and stories. So, becoming a reporter just seemed natural.
She earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Florida A&M University. While at FAMU, she worked as a one man band reporter and anchor for the school's TV station.
Kristin's first professional on-air job brought her back to Michigan. She worked as a reporter at the Fox station in Lansing. In addition to reporting news and government issues in the Capitol city, she also learned to interpret weather models and forecast the weather. She became the station's weekend weather anchor.
Next, it was off to Green Bay, Wisconsin, also known as the "Frozen Tundra", where she worked at the CBS affiliate as a Reporter/Weather Anchor. There, she had a variety of assignments from covering the area's first blizzard in years, to reporting on a fatal fire, the city's first fire to claim the life of a firefighter.
Kristin returns to Mid-Michigan after working as a news writer and associate producer in Atlanta, Ga. She's ready to get back to her roots, interacting with people one on one and covering stories she hopes will make a difference to the people of Mid-Michigan.
So, if you see Kristin around town say Hello. And if you have a story you'd like her to look into send her an email at Kristin.Moore@wnem.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Kristine Frazao: Reporter
reports on the top political stories of the day along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years as well. Also during her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD) where she received an Emmy for coverage of the Wildfires of 2007.
She got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, GA at WJCL/WTGS, where she worked as the political reporter, covering City Council and County Commission. She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC. area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab , Chomsky.
Lauren Fahrenkrug: Meteorologist
Lauren has always been fascinated with (and frightened by) severe weather, and there was plenty of it during her childhood in Georgia. She originally set out to study environmental science at the University of Denver, and she blames her elective meteorology course for her decision to pursue meteorology. She transferred to North Carolina State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
Prior to WNEM TV5, Lauren was the meteorologist at WBKB-TV in Alpena. She survived her first long, cold Michigan winter, discovered her love for snow, and is happy to stay in Michigan for more winter weather forecasting.
Lauren was a gymnast growing up, which influenced her to stay active as an adult. She's still involved with the sport, and has also picked up aerial silk as a hobby. Her favorite winter activities are snowshoeing and staying warm. In the summer, you can find her outside running, camping, or rock climbing.
Originally from the Northeast, Meg made Columbia, Missouri her stomping grounds to attend the University of Missouri's award-winning journalism school.
Meg spent three years getting lost on country roads, lugging cameras through farms and traveling to the smallest of small towns as an anchor/reporter for mid-Missouri's NBC affiliate KOMU.
When Meg is not chasing down a story, you can find her whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, finding new eateries to feed her foodie soul or exploring all this beautiful state has to offer in her Jeep.
You can catch Meg Monday through Friday anchoring for FOX66 News at 10 p.m
Scot Johnson: Sports Director
Scot arrived in Mid-Michigan in 1996 and has been working in the local media ever since. A true sports fan, Scot pioneered the first Friday Night High school sports shows in the area and has made high school and local sports his passion.
Scot attended Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from HSU in 1988.
Through his 20 plus year broadcasting career Scot has done everything. Sports play-by-play, on location radio and TV shows, news anchoring, AD sales and he has even sold popcorn during half-time. Scot enjoys the Michigan sports scene, watching the Wings win Stanley Cups, Pistons taking home NBA championship trophies and the National Titles won by the UM Football and MSU basketball teams.
When Scot is not trying to sneak into a game, you can find him losing money at the poker table. If he's not there...you'll catch him at the beach with his two sons Andrew and Mathew.