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WLUC-TV Welcomes New Morning Anchor

June 23, 2023

Mandy Koskela (center) joined by co-hosts Tia Trudgeon (left) and Elizabeth Peterson.

Gray Television's WLUC-TV (Marquette) has announced the hiring of Mandy Koskela as the third anchor on the station's will be joining Elizabeth Peterson and Pavlina Osta on the station's morning show, Upper Michigan Today, starting June 28.

Koskela graduated in May from the University of Rhode Island (URI) with a bachelor’s in journalism and spent most of her life in southern Rhode Island.

Mandy holds a deep respect for the environment and was the President and co-Founder of her University’s Entomology Club in 2023, leading the club to explore their surroundings and appreciate the world of insects. She also worked as a State Park Ranger during the summers from 2018-2021.

She was also involved in her college newspaper, The Good Five Cent Cigar, and was a contributing reporter on-and-off during her time at URI.

She spent her freshman year of college at Oakland University in Auburn Hills before transferring to URI during the COVID-19 pandemic. She loved living in Michigan and is ecstatic that she gets to move back and live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula.


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