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Brandi Bachman

Published On: Aug 10 2012 04:16:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 24 2012 01:35:19 PM CDT

Position: Producer
Hometown: Postville, Iowa
High School: Postville High School
College: University of Iowa
Other Journalism Experience: Intern - WOI, Des Moines, IA; Intern - KGAN, Cedar Rapids; Morning Show Producer - WHOI-TV, Peoria, IL; Producer (of various shows) KVOA, Tucson, AZ; Noon, Morning Show Producer - WISC-TV, Louisville, KY
Started at WISC-TV on: January 23, 2012
Twitter: BrandiBachman

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?
Being so close to family and friends for the first time since getting into the business. Plus, it's got a big city feel and a lot to offer people in the area.

What is the biggest news story that you've covered?
While here, the Governor Walker Recall. In Louisville, probably tornados at Churchill Downs and "The Ice Storm."

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Reading, writing, spending time with friends, watching TV, listening to music, embroidery.

What is your family life like? Significant other, married, kids?
Married to my husband Matt for seven years. No kids yet, but we’re hoping to start expanding our family soon.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?
Mint Oreo.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch?
I played softball in high school, which I still love to play. I love watching College Football and College Basketball, and always root on my Iowa Hawkeyes.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?

What is your most memorable travel experience?
Going to Hawaii. It was my first trip to anywhere on a plane, it's so beautiful, and it's where Matt proposed.

What is your favorite movie of all time?
A tie between "While You Were Sleeping" & "Ever After".

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
From my mom... just take life one step at a time.

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred?
I was in college, sleeping in since I had a late class that morning. A friend knocked on the door, waking me up so she could turn on the TV and show my roommate and I what was going on.

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