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Brandon Giesey

Multimedia Journalist
Rockford, IL

He was destined for journalism - or at least his mom thought he was. Brandon says when he was in the 8th grade his mother told him he would be a good sports broadcaster. "My high school luckily had an academy that taught multimedia production. I applied, and the rest is history."

Brandon says the role of a journalist is to be an unbiased check and balance on the world and the community they serve. His goal is to do that for the people of the Rockford region.

When he is not telling the stories of people in Northern Illinois, Brandon can be found doing anything that involves sports. He says his life is about sports, he has played since he was 4 years old and he loves to play or watch sports at all times. "It is my passion, and my release from stress."

MOST IMPORTANT PERSON/PEOPLE IN MY LIFE: The most important people in my life are my family and friends that have supported me unconditionally. They are a huge part of who I am and why I am here.

SOMETHING ABOUT ME THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: My hidden talent is that I can bark like a dog.

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: I have had a lot of mentors and teachers that helped me get here, but my mother is my biggest influence. She is my rock, my support and my fall back.

FAVORITE DRINK: My favorite drink is Arnold Palmer half and half.

FAVORITE DINNER ENTREE: I will always love a good steak.

FAVORITE DESSERT: I don't often eat sweets, but cheesecake is my kryptonite.

FAVORITE HOLIDAY: I absolutely love the Fourth of July, I always go all out.

FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY: Summer, it means baseball is back, and I love baseball.

FAVORITE SPORT: As you can see above, baseball is my absolute life.

FAVORITE MOVIES: "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "The Sandlot"

FAVORITE BOOK/AUTHOR: This may seem cheesy, but "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss.

MOST DARING FEAT: The most daring thing I have ever done is parasailing.

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