Student Staff

Matthew Bruzas

Student Producer of UWW-TV Sports

Year: Junior

Major: Journalism Broadcast/Print/Web

Hometown: Salem, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.”

About Matthew: I like to be active by working out and playing sports. I also enjoy listening to music and watching sports and Friends.



Austin Dowdall: 

Student Supervisor of Sports Research

Year: Senior

Major:  Broadcast Journalism

Minor: Business

Hometown: Stillwater, Minnesota

Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way” -Babe Ruth 

About Austin: I like to stay active in my free time like play basketball or play softball/baseball.




Katie Houck

Student Director of Technology

Year: Junior

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Hometown: Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

About Katie: I enjoy photography , hanging out with my pets, and chilling with friends. My friends call me the “mom friend”, so if that doesn’t say anything about me I don’t know what will.




Samantha Huggins

Director of Sports

Year: Senior

Major: Double Major in English and Journalism

Hometown: Clintonville, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Thank you, next” -Ariana Grande

About Samantha: I tend to work a bit too hard at school but always feel rewarded at the end of the semester. I’m always down to get a quesadilla from Taco Bell. I believe that dogs make the earth a better place. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing and or drawing. More times than you’ll find my head in a book or on a computer. I also enjoy the company of others.


Kaleb Kaiser

Student Producer of UWW-TV News

Year: Junior

Major: Electronic Media

Minor: Film Studies

Hometown: Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “I have no idea what I am doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well.”-Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation)

About Kaleb: In my free time I enjoy watching movies or TV shows, playing video games, or hanging out with my friends doing any combination of those activities. My dream job is to become a producer or director for film or television, expanding on the nerdy things that I love now.




Valerie Klootwyk

Director of News

Year: Senior

Major: Communications – Electronic Media and Film Studies

Hometown: Peotone, Illinois

Favorite Quote: “The only fear I have is that in which I have created for myself that I can control with a swerve of a wheel or press of a petal, Not any inflicted on me but someone else.” – Driven by K. Bromberg

About Valerie: I am the oldest of 3 girls and have 3 female dogs. So my dad is the overrun by females in his house.




Annmarie Lavorata

Student Supervisor for UWWTV Programming

Year: Senior

Major: Communications – PR

Minor: Broadcast

Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Favorite Quote: “No one cares how much you know till you show how much you care.”

About Annmarie: Some things about me are that I love to work out. Another thing is that I have met Abby Wambach a soccer player. I can also recite the entire Incredibles movie.


Sam Matheny

Student Supervisor of Programming – Classic Sports

Year: Junior 

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Public Relations

Hometown: Germantown

Favorite Quote: “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”

About Sam: I am an Eagle Scout and the former Vice Chief of Wag-O-Shag Lodge (Scouting’s National Honor Society). I enjoy playing disc golf and meeting new people. I also serve as the Assistant Sports Director for 91.7 WSUW on campus.






Hannah Michalowski

Student Co-Producer of RHA News & Student Co-Producer of UWW-TV Features

Year: Sophomore


Minor:Sports Management 

Hometown:Milwaukee WI

Favorite Quote:”The people who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who do” -Steve Jobs 

About Hannah:I am the most anxious people person you’ll ever meet 







Abby Moon

Student Co-Producer of RHA News &Student

Co-Producer of UWW-TV Features

Year: Sophomore

Major: Journalism

Minor: Public Relations

Hometown: Baraboo, WI

Favorite Quote: “I regret nothing. The end.” – Ron Swanson

About you: I have one arm shorter than the other, basically 9 and a half fingers, and I have a motorcycle. It’s hard for me to reach things and accurately count to 10, but I get to places quickly and in style.




Kim Reinders

Student Supervisor of Conover Studio &
Master Control Operations

Year: Senior

Major: Journalism

Minor: Sports Marketing

Hometown: Jackson, WI

Favorite Quote: “It’s Turbo Time”-Lakeshore Chinooks Media & Video Production Interns 2019

About Kim: In my free time I love being in the dairy barn with my cows both at my county fair and the state fair as well as being out in the summertime where in the winter I love being cuddled up in a fuzzy blanket in the warmth. If I have absolutely nothing else better to do I watch Netflix or doing a movie marathon.




Tyler Scheuermann

Student Supervisor of Sports Productions

Year: Senior

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Minor: Public Relations

Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Favorite quote: “There is no gain worth the commerce of self.” – Myles Kennedy

About Tyler: Outside of UWW-TV I love to hang out with my family and friends. My passions include music, sports, and playing the guitar. My favorite aspect of broadcasting is storytelling and  working alongside my passionate colleagues.