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Stephanie Tyrpak

Reporter

Stephanie joined the News 3 team in July 2011 as a Multi-Media Journalist. Although she's originally from South Carolina, Stephanie is more than happy to now call Southern Illinois home.

Stephanie got her first taste of reporting in high school, after winning a state TV News contest for students. She graduated from North Greenville University, where she was an anchor/reporter for the college newscast and played for the women's tennis team. During her college career, she interned at WYFF and WCCB in the Carolinas. She also spent her summers as an intern for WTOP Radio in Washington D.C. and FOX News in New York City.

After graduating from college, Stephanie moved to Big Sky Country to work as Weekend Anchor/Reporter for KFBB in Great Falls, Montana. There she shot, edited, and produced her own shows and stories. During her two years in Montana, she covered everything from the state's Air Force and Army units to severe weather. (Temperatures in MT can easily reach -30 degrees!) Stephanie was also named "Great Falls TV Personality of the Year" in 2010.

When she's not reporting for WSIL, you'll find her exploring the outdoors of Southern Illinois, practicing tennis, cooking new dishes in her kitchen, and playing violin.

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