Vicki McKenna's Podcasts
Vicki McKenna got her start in radio as a news anchor/reporter and editor in Northern Illinois.
She moved to Madison in 1995, where she worked as assistant news director for a Madison news/talk station.
In 1996 she
won the coveted position as co-host of the morning show on the legendary Z104 FM, then later on the heritage alternative rock station WMAD.
After a brief stint in advertising, Vicki
returned to the airwaves in 2003 to pursue her
original passion in radio.
calls herself a "converted conservative", which she
credits to her
upbringing and a conversation with former Congressman Mark Neumann in her
early days of reporting.
conservative ideology has been honed and refined over the years; now, Vicki
passionately advocates a conservative point-of-view on social and political issues, as well as matters dealing with pop culture and everyday life.
McKenna hails from Rockford and Roscoe, Illinois.
She did her undergraduate work at Beloit College, and went on to pursue her masters in Sociology at the University of Denver, but never finished.
has received numerous awards for her
work in the broadcast medium, including the Illinois Broadcasters Association
Award for Excellence.
been the recipient of the Wisconsin State Journal/Capital Times Readers Choice Award, Isthmus Newspaper's
Madison Favorites, Fox 47 Viewer's Choice Award
and Madison Magazine's
Best of Madison.
has appeared on the Fox News Channel, C-Span, CNN
, NBC's Today Show, CNN Radio, ABC Radio news and Wisconsin Public Television.
is an avid marine fish, eel, reef and snake keeper.
personal interests include her
pets, motorcycles, target shooting and scuba.
is a committed defender of OUR Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.