Derek graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December of 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and a minor in History and is both proud and happy to work in Rochester and KTTC. He is a producer for the KTTC morning and noon news.
He is a Wisconsinite from Madison and is a huge supporter of the Milwaukee Bucks, Brewers and Green Bay Packers. The Philadelphia Flyers are an outlier as he lived in Philly for a time. Derek is also a veteran who served six and a half years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard before receiving a medical discharge.
In his off time, Derek likes to play video games and board games. He's also a true believer that "Psych" is the greatest show of all time with "3rd Rock from the Sun" coming in second place. He believes there's nothing more soothing than the sweet sound of Motley Crue and Def Leppard.