After a 35-year career in broadcasting, Tom Coyne admits he’s getting old.
Coyne is a former North Dakota TV sportscaster who worked in Williston, Bismarck and Fargo for the KX Network from 1980 to 1991.
His last 23 years have been spent as a broadcasting instructor at Sanford-Brown College (formerly Brown Institute) in Mendota Heights, Minn.
Born in south Minneapolis and raised in Golden Valley, Minn., the University of Minnesota journalism graduate has been a teacher, sports director, newspaper reporter, radio broadcaster and advertising copywriter.
He enjoys freelance writing and poetry.
At Brown, he’s taught more than 20 different classes and seen hundreds of his students take to the airwaves.
Coyne was the North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year in 1987 and a Broadcast Instructor of the Year in 2000. Still, he’s probably most proud of his now 25-year-old twins, Ashley and Patrick, both college grads of their own. Tom and his wife, Laurie, live in Apple Valley, Minn., with their beloved sheltie, Chase.
Unheralded.fish welcomes Tom and his debut blog.