Pete Francis is a native of Menasha, Wisconsin. He majored in Electronic Journalism at Northern Michigan University. Pete used his love of sports during his college career to create NMU’s ‘Cat Chat’ Sports TV. He also worked as a play-by-play announcer for the MSHAA Network and trained other students in televised and live-streaming broadcasts. His efforts were recognized as he won the 2010 Fall NMU Student Video Contest and landed Michigan Association of Broadcasters awards in both 2010 and 2011.
Since graduation in 2011, Pete has worked as a videographer for Badger State Wrestling in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and as part of the production team for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, in Appleton. Pete then became the Sports Director at WJMN-TV in Marquette, Michigan. From there Pete moved to Reno, Nevada where he was the weekend sports anchor/reporter at KOLO-TV.