Tasha Redel has been on the air for more than 30 years. She is most proud of the time she spent working in MNN affiliate newsrooms before she became a network reporter and anchor. Tasha is the producer and host of the weekly show and podcast, Minnesota Matters. In her show segments, she gets to show her love of nature as she covers the great outdoors in Land of 10,000+ Lakes. From pheasant hunting to ice-fishing, she does it all. Under Tasha’s leadership, the network now airs the show on 93 stations and the network news airs on 109 affiliates.
Minnesota radio listeners have likely heard Mike Grimm anchoring MNN sportscasts, calling Golden Gopher sports play-by-play, and hosting podcasts all over the state and throughout the Big Ten Conference. Grimm is a four-time Minnesota Sportscaster of the Year. Prior to coming to Minnesota in 2006, Grimm worked at legendary station KMOX in St. Louis, anchoring afternoon sportscasts, hosting an evening sports talk show, and keeping St. Louis Cardinals fans informed on the pregame and postgame shows. He also worked for nearly a decade on AM radio giants WMT and WHO in Iowa.
Bill Werner has been MNN’s Capitol correspondent since 1992 and is ever-present during legislative sessions, both in the Capitol and on the air with affiliate stations. He is well-known at the rotunda for his frank questions and experience. Bill created a pirate radio station in high school and began a career in computer science. While he was a weekend D-J on KANO 1470/Anoka one, he was offered the job as news director and has stayed on the Minnesota news beat since then.
Ashley is the newest member of the news team but brings a variety of media experience. Ashley graduated with Multimedia Journalism degree from Minnesota State University. Because she is comfortable in many formats, she considers herself a storyteller first, and willing to take a “deep dive into the history of anything.” Ashley grew up in the small town of Zumbro Falls, Minnesota and worked in print and as a television producer before she came to MNN.