Al Schoch

News Reporter

Al Schoch is in his fourth decade of broadcasting and journalism. That includes more than 20 years in the Twin Cities, where Al has been active in radio, television, wire service and digital media.

A native of Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Al graduated from Bloomsburg University, where he was a member of Delta Pi social fraternity. His radio career took him from Pennsylvania to the southeastern U.S. for ten years with stints in Augusta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; and Tallahassee, Fla.

Al has won more than 30 broadcast awards both nationally and locally in five different states. In addition to working with the WCCO radio news team, Al is a stringer for the Associated Press and public address announcer for University of Saint Thomas football, volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams.

Among Al’s favorite aspects of being Minnesotan are the State Fair and the boy’s high school hockey state tournament. Al lives in the Como Park neighborhood of Saint Paul along with his wife Amy — a White Bear Lake native and graduate of Hill-Murray and the U of M — and their cats Doctor Foster and Pork Chop.

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