Montse Ricossa started working at KWQC in January of 2019. Before that, she interned at Telemundo Chicago, gaining mentors in Spanish and English close to home. She’s also gotten to work in radio at WVIK and as an editor for WQAD.
Montse was born in Mexico City, but spent most of her childhood in St. Charles, Illinois. Growing up watching news in English and Spanish, she realized she wanted to become a Journalist so she can share the stories of those in underrepresented communities.
She’s a Senior at Augustana College, graduating with Honors in May and a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism & Spanish. A highlight of college was studying abroad in Spain, where she got to visit family. While at Augustana, she wrote for the school paper, The Observer, was Public Relations chair for her sorority, and was Greek Council President.
When she’s not out looking for a story, Montse loves reading, running to the gym, visiting her family and friends, and painting.
Montse is still discovering the Quad Cities and looking forward to getting to know the area. She’s bilingual, so if you have any story ideas in English or Spanish, aquí estoy!
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