Alumni Spotlight: Molly Koweek, Class of 2010

Molly Koweek news anchor head shot

This edition of Alumni Spotlight features Molly Koweek, who graduated from Hudson Senior High School in 2010.

Since graduation, Molly has lived in Boston and Central Wisconsin. She is currently a news anchor of morning and midday shows on WAOW in Wisconsin.

Although she moved to a different part of the country, Molly maintains a great appreciation for her hometown.

What did you do after graduation?

I went on to study at Boston University. There, I majored in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. While in school I spent as much time interning as I could, both on a talk show at WCVB and in the newsroom at WHDH, which are television news channels in Boston.

What are you doing now?

I am currently a morning news anchor at WAOW in central Wisconsin. I also produce and anchor our midday show. Before my time on the anchor desk, I reported for every newscast my station airs.

What made you choose your career field?

I started watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after school when I was about 13-years-old. I loved her ability to connect with people and tell their stories. For years, I wanted my own talk show. Early on in college that changed, sort of. I began watching the "Today Show." This is when I developed a love of morning news. The time slot allows for both hard news and feature stories. From then on, I’ve been working toward my goal of one day being on the network level morning shows.

What was the most important thing you learned at the Hudson City School District?

Hudson’s diverse student body taught me how to connect with people from different backgrounds. I cannot stress how important this skill is both personally and professionally. Being able to find common ground with strangers has allowed me to live in and adapt to parts of the country that are vastly different than my home town.

In what ways did your school experiences at Hudson CSD prepare you for college, career or life in general?

Hudson is a small district with big opportunities. Because of its size, I could be a three-sport athlete while participating in several extracurricular clubs. Being so involved taught me how to juggle a busy schedule. That helped me get the most out of my college experience, and has allowed me to handle extra stress and assignments in my professional life..

If you could give any advice to Hudson students, what would it be?

Hudson has so much to offer. However, I began to appreciate my community much more after I left for a little while. Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams, wherever they may take you. Bluehawks will always be there to welcome you home!