Alumna Emmy Fink '06 named host of "Discover Wisconsin"
June 17, 2011
A UW-Whitewater graduate who got her start on the university's cable television station is the next host of the longest-running tourism show in the United States.
Emmy Fink, Class of 2006, was named host of Discover Wisconsin, the popular television program dedicated to state tourism.
"I am thrilled to be the next host of Discover Wisconsin," said Fink. "It has been a dream of mine since watching the show with my parents when I was a child - I even applied for an internship at Discover Mediaworks (which produces the program) when I was at UW-Whitewater."
Fink, who grew up in Yorkville, double majored in broadcast journalism and physical education at UW-Whitewater. She became the first woman and first freshman to host "Sports Hawk," a sports news and talk show dedicated to Warhawk athletics.
Fink said her studies and extracurricular work at UW-Whitewater prepared her well for the Discover Wisconsin hosting gig.
"UW-Whitewater combined my passion for journalism with my love of the outdoors and staying active," she said. "It was the perfect college choice for me."
After graduation, Fink worked in regional TV and radio production. She, along with 400 other people, sent in video auditions for the hosting job of Discover Wisconsin, entering its 25th year. She'll begin traveling and filming episodes immediately, which will air later this year.