Eden Checkol

Eden Checkol

Hometown: Roseville, MN

High School: Roseville Area High School

College: University of St. Thomas

Other Journalism Experience: Reporter at KBJR-TV in Duluth and TommieMedia.com in St. Paul; Intern at WCCO-TV, KSTP-TV, and NWCT News all in the Twin Cities.

Started at WISC-TV on: August 26, 2015

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?

I love how lively the downtown area is and the view from the lake is absolutely beautiful. The people here are genuinely kind as well.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I’m either singing, catching up on TV shows, or spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? 

Chocolate chip or rainbow sorbet depending on the day.

What is your favorite place to vacation? 

California! I love the beaches, the overlook from the hills in L.A. and the street art.

Who is your hero and why?

My parents. I watched them work tirelessly to pursue their dreams and juggle parenting. I’ve always admired their work ethic and compassion for others.  

What was your favorite band when you were in high school?

It’s tough to narrow it down to one—but I loved Destiny’s Child, the Script, JLS, the Saturdays and Coldplay.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?

The ability to teleport myself anywhere. How great would it be to get to your destination within seconds—no driving, no flying, and no wasting time. Did I mention you’d save on gas and a plane ticket too?

What are you really bad at that you'd love to be great at? 

Volleyball. Simply put, I’m a lost cause.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

In college, I studied abroad in French Polynesia. We visited four islands in four weeks (Bora Bora, Raiatea, Moorea, and Tahiti). We stood on the backseat of a roofless jeep as we drove along mountains, swam with stingrays, and went on a 14 mile uphill hike. Watching the sunrise every morning from our over-water bungalow was the highlight of my day.

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