Emmy Fink

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Emmy Fink

Discover Wisconsin Host, Emmy Fink
BornEmmeline Katherine "Emmy" Fink
(1983-08-01) August 1, 1983 (age 28)
Yorkville, Wisconsin
EducationWisconsin–Whitewater
OccupationHost of Discover Wisconsin
TitleTV Host, Personality
FamilyMom: Suzy, Dad: Gary, sister: Marly, sister: Haly
Website
http://www.discoverwisconsin.com
 
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Emmy Fink

Discover Wisconsin Host, Emmy Fink
BornEmmeline Katherine "Emmy" Fink
(1983-08-01) August 1, 1983 (age 28)
Yorkville, Wisconsin
EducationWisconsin–Whitewater
OccupationHost of Discover Wisconsin
TitleTV Host, Personality
FamilyMom: Suzy, Dad: Gary, sister: Marly, sister: Haly
Website
http://www.discoverwisconsin.com

Emmeline Katherine "Emmy" Fink (born August 1, 1983) is the host of the longest running tourism show in the nation, Discover Wisconsin. In June 2011, Fink was named the host of the hit TV show following a several months-long public host search.[1]

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Discover Wisconsin

After a state-wide host search, Fink was named the new host of Discover Wisconsin replacing long-time host, Stephanie Klett. As the host of Discover Wisconsin, Fink travels the state visiting popular tourist destinations, events and activities held throughout the year. The show, which was created in 1987 by Dick Rose, is the nation's longest running tourism television show and has received several accolades in its 25 years on television.

Broadcasting career

In the Winter of 2006, Fink won the "spokesmodel" competition at Madison's CW Premiere Party and began her role as TV Personality and Producer on January 2, 2007.[2] She reported on community events including high school sports, local news, public interest stories, and "anything local and positive" according to the station. In 2009, Fink won a Silver Medal as the second place finisher of Madison's favorite TV Personality from Isthmus' The Daily Page [3] and the Bronze from Best of Madison in the same category.[4]

Emmy also served as a freelance reporter and writer with Fox Sports Wisconsin working with the Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin Badgers. Her first TV appearance with Fox was on November 16, 2010 during a live broadcast of the Bucks vs Lakers game. She wrote about special interest stories surrounding the Badgers and their athletic program.

Emmy has also appeared in local events as a host or emcee including the 2010 WAVE Awards, a local event recognizing Web, Audio, and Visual Excellence.[5]

Biography

Fink was born in Yorkville, Wisconsin to Gary and Suzy Fink. She is the oldest of three daughters. After attending Union Grove Union High School in Union Grove, Emmy graduated in 2006 from Wisconsin–Whitewater where she double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Physical Education.[6] In 2006, Emmy was hired by Madison CW television to become their “face of the station”. For five years, Emmy hosted the “Buzzed into Madison” show, bringing positive stories and features to the Madison viewing area. In June 2011, Emmy became the Host of Discover Wisconsin.[6] Emmy's younger sister Marly is also in Journalism working for Country Living magazine as an editorial assistant.[7]

References

  1. ^ http://discoverwisconsin.com/Host.aspx?shid=1435
  2. ^ [1] University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Retrieved on December 15th, 2010
  3. ^ [2] Isthmus - TheDailyPage.com, Retrieved on December 17th, 2010
  4. ^ [3] Madison Magazine - Madison.com, Retrieved on December 21, 2010
  5. ^ [4] MCAIMadison.com, Retrieved on December 19, 2010
  6. ^ a b http://discoverwisconsin.com/Host.aspx?shid=1435 Retrieved on June 21, 2010
  7. ^ [5] CountryLiving.com, Staff Page, Retrieved on December 19, 2010