Liberty Reigns Hosting Vicki McKenna Reception in La Crosse
June 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m, Banquet Room, Waterfront
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 assumed 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.
Vicki calls herself a "converted conservative", which she credits to her upbringing and, a conversation with a conservative, former U.S. Congressman, during her early days as a reporter. Her conservative ideology has been honed and refined over the years and now, Vicki passionately advocates a conservative point-of-view on social and political issues, as well as pop culture, and matters dealing with everyday life.
Vicki has appeared on the Fox News Channel, C-Span, and CNN, NBC's Today Show, CNN Radio, ABC Radio news and Wisconsin Public Television. She has received numerous awards for her work in the broadcast medium, including the Illinois BroadcastersAssociation Award for Excellence. She's 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 recognition in Madison Magazine's Best of Madison.
Vicki is a marine life enthusiast and enjoys scuba sports. Other personal interests include her pets, motorcycles, and target shooting. Vicki is a powerful advocate for, and is committed to, defending our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.