Meet The Team
Jason Andera, Reporter and Producer
You’ll see Jason on the sidelines and in the studio talking about high school sports throughout the year. Jason Andera is the producer and host of the network’s high school sports show, Varsity Sports Live, and lead producer on Midco Sports Tonight. He’s been covering sports at the high school level since he started the KSFY Pigskin Preview in 1999. Jason grew up in Sioux Falls, graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to receive his degree in Mass Communication at the University of South Dakota.
David Brown, Reporter and Producer
David Brown joined Midco Sports Network in November 2012. As a reporter and producer, David's primary responsibilities include covering NSIC athletics and contributing to Midco Sports Magazine. David also does play-by-play for all NSIC games. David graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with a double major in broadcast journalism and political science. After graduation, he worked for more than four years at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls as a sports reporter and weekend news anchor.
Jay Elsen, On-Air Talent
Jay Elsen joined Midco Sports Network in October of 2010. He covers USD athletics, including live play-by-play duties. Jay also covers local racing for Midco Motorsports and contributes to Midco Sports Magazine. He graduated from the University of Northwestern–St. Paul with a degree in broadcasting and electronic media. His professional career has included stops at KEYC-TV in Mankato and KELO-TV in Sioux Falls.
Greg Enkers, Reporter and Producer
Greg Enkers joined Midco Sports Network in July of 2013. He directs NDSU men’s and women’s basketball games and produces The Bison Basketball Show. During the football season, Greg provides analysis during our NSIC Thursday Night Game of the Week as well as for North Dakota high school football games. You’ll also catch him on the sidelines during UND football broadcasts. In addition to live events, Greg also supports Midco Motorsports and Midco Sports Magazine. Prior to joining Midco Sports Network, Greg worked in the local Fargo television market for more than five years as a Sports Director/Anchor/Reporter.
Alex Heinert, On-Air Talent
Alex Heinert is the voice of UND athletics on MidcoSN, covering and announcing University of North Dakota football, men’s and women’s hockey, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball games. Alex moved into this role in July 2016 after several years producing other MidcoSN shows, and contributing as an announcer, analyst, writer and reporter for high school and college sports across the region. Alex has worked as a sports journalist in radio, TV and arenas since 2007. Originally from White River, SD, he graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in 2007 with a joint degree in Media Studies and History.
Elaina Lanson, Reporter and Producer
Elaina Lanson joined Midco Sports Network in January 2018. You can find her on the sidelines in Brookings covering South Dakota State University basketball, and also bringing you the latest on Augustana University. Elaina is originally from Wadsworth, OH, and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in multimedia journalism. There, she swam for four years and competed at U.S. Nationals on multiple occasions. Before joining MidcoSN, Elaina worked at the University of Tennessee as their Olympic Sports and Baseball Reporter and Producer, served as a color analyst for Buckeye Cable Sports Network, and interned at WCBD News 2.
Tom Nieman, On-Air Talent
Tom Nieman is one of the play-by-play voices and original programming faces of Midco Sports Network. He hosts Midco Sports Magazine and covers South Dakota State athletics. As a graduate of SDSU with a degree in broadcast journalism, Tom’s connection to the region runs deep. He started his TV career in 1990 as a sports anchor and reporter for KELO-TV in Sioux Falls. Since 2008, he has been a play-by-play announcer for Midco Sports Network, covering everything from college basketball, football and volleyball to soccer, golf, baseball and rodeo.
Jody Norstedt, Reporter and Producer
Jody Norstedt joined Midco Sports Network in 2016. He is the network's lead contributor for high school sports in North Dakota. You’ll see Jody calling live games throughout the high school sports season and co-hosting Varsity Sports Live. In addition, Jody serves as a commentator for live broadcasts and as a regular contributor to Midco Sports Tonight, Midco Sports Magazine, Midco Motorsports, Benchwarmers and The Bison Basketball Show. He spent nine years covering sports in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota as the weekend sports anchor for WDAY/WDAZ in Fargo and Grand Forks. He has also been a play-by-play announcer for both college and high school sports, including the North Dakota high school state tournaments for the past four years. The Montevideo, MN, native received his broadcast journalism degree from St. Cloud State University in 2008.
Brian Shawn, On-Air Talent
Brian Shawn joined Midco Sports Network in 2016. He hosts The Bison Basketball Show and calls live North Dakota State University men’s and women’s basketball games for MidcoSN. He is an award-winning sports journalist with more than 10 years of experience in sports broadcasting and play-by-play, and has been an announcer for Bison football and basketball since 2012. A native of Bloomington, MN, Brian is involved in the Fargo/Moorhead community through the Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of directors for both Access of the Red River Valley and the Fargo Lions Club. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Dakota.
Kelly Stewart, Reporter and Producer
Kelly Stewart joined Midco Sports Network in May of 2016. She covers USD as an analyst for Coyote women’s basketball games hosts Midco Sports Tonight. Originally from Amery, Wisconsin, Kelly graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Journalism (2014) and a Master’s degree in Communication (2016). She also played basketball for USD, who won the WNIT championship her senior year. While in college, Kelly interned as a sports producer, anchor and reporter at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls for the summers of 2014 and 2015, and she also served as the radio sideline reporter for the Sioux Falls Storm from 2012 to 2015.