CTN News is a program that airs weekly on Channel 15 in Coon Rapids. A new show premieres every Friday at 5 p.m.
The newscast keeps residents informed about their city government, schools, courts, civic organizations and other important happenings in the area. It's news you won't find on other Twin Cities television stations because they don't have the time to tell all the stories. But we do. CTN News is your local edge.
Be sure to tune in each week to find out what's happening in your own backyard.
Steve Ericson joined the station
back in 1991 before it was even known as CTN Studios. What started as a part-time job running cameras during City Council Meetings eventually turned into a full-time job as news producer and anchor. As a nearly life-long resident of Coon Rapids, Steve enjoys sharing the stories of the people, the places and the things that make this community such a great place to live. Steve is married and has three children. He also works part-time as an assignment editor for KARE 11 News on the weekends. In his "spare" time, Steve enjoys spending time at home or out and about with his family. Steve is a graduate of Coon Rapids High School and received his BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul. He also has a minor in Criminal Justice.
Karen Sivanich is a 1985 Graduate of Brown Institute in Minneapolis, MN. After graduating she worked at WFAW/WSJY radio in Ft. Atkinson, WI. In 1987 she returned to the Twin Cities and began producing independent television through local access centers. In 1990 she met Dorothy Jund and was asked to join the original cast of CRProfile. Over the last 20 years Karen has worked, produced, or volunteered at QCTV, MTN, MCN, KXLI, KABL and NCTV. Karen lives in Blaine is a licensed Realtor and she has 2 dogs. She also enjoys boating, traveling, TWINS and TIMBERWOLVES sporting events.
Steve Antus has been a reporter in Coon Rapids for 14 years. He joined the city of Coon Rapids cable TV operation in April 1995. A native of Coon Rapids, Antus has been a general assignment reporter for CTN News.
Antus grew up in Coon Rapids has remained a part of the community ever since. He earned his bachelor's degree in television from St. Cloud State University in 1985. He began his career working for KXLI-TV in St. Cloud, before joining Group W Cable. Since then he has worked in the metro area for other cable operators, doing local programming.
A world traveler, Antus crossed the Atlantic 10 times and visited 12 countries in Europe. This summer he plans to visit Spain and Africa.
Jamie Curott is an established multimedia journalist with more than 10 years of experience in producing, reporting and anchoring. Her career has taken her to television stations across the country and back, from Idaho and Kentucky to Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Her most recent media position was with The Pennsylvania State University where she served as the first video news producer and reporter. Jamie successfully established a strong visual component for the university's outreach initiative by producing quality videos that continue to showcase the school today.
Jamie joined CTN Studios in January 2013 as a part-time producer and reporter. She is responsible for preparing and delivering weekly news reports as well as researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing general assignment stories for multiple platforms. Jamie will also produce and host a monthly in-studio program.
Jamie is a Virginia native and a graduate of Radford University. She and her husband have called Minnesota home since 2011. So far, they have enjoyed the biking, food, sports and music. She's hoping that after this winter, they'll be allowed to call themselves Minnesotans.
Jamie loves telling stories and looks forward to telling some good ones about the people, places and things in the great City of Coon Rapids.