Tristan Thomas

Tristan is excited to join the KX Sports team in May of 2022 as the Minot Sports Anchor and Reporter. He has played and watched sports since childhood and has pursued a career in sports broadcasting since his sophomore year in high school.

This is his first job since graduating from Eastern Illinois University in May of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. This is also his first time living outside of Illinois, as he was born and raised in Mahomet, Illinois, which is about a 15-minute drive from Champaign.

Tristan was a play-by-play announcer throughout high school and continued calling games in college at a community college in Southern Illinois. After receiving degrees in Sports Marketing and Media and Radio/TV Broadcasting from Wabash Valley College, he spent two years anchoring news and sports at WEIU-TV NewsWatch while at EIU, as well as hosting various shows on the campus radio station HitMix 88.9. He also spent the summer of 2021 as an intern in the sports department at WCIA-3 TV in Champaign.

When he is not covering sports, Tristan enjoys going to the gym and playing video games.

If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out to him on social media or send him an email, and don’t hesitate to say hi if you see him around!

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