Erin Wencl

Assistant News Director

Erin was raised on a small, multi-generation family dairy farm in Medford, Minnesota. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts from MSU-Moorhead where she studied acting, directing, and stage management. She worked three summers with MSUM’s Straw Hat Theatre Company, was an Irene Ryan Nominee, SSD&C Directing Scholarship Recipient, and winner of the William Inge Theatre Festival for directing. She directed a one act play at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and worked in other professional theatre.

Erin started her career in news working for WDAY-TV for almost nine years where she learned the business from the ground up, first as a newsroom assistant to production assistant to Technical Director and TV Producer. She also voiced several commercials for the station and other local businesses.