Tristen Kissack is a broadcast journalist working as the 6 p.m. news producer at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois. He was born and raised in central Illinois and completed his graduate and undergraduate degrees in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to joining the team at WCIA, he served as the Site Manager/Editor-in-Chief of The Champaign Room, SB Nation’s home for Illinois Athletics coverage. Through UIUC, he acted as a Teacher’s Assistant for an introductory journalism course for multiple semesters. At Illinois Public Media, he assisted in uploading content to Illinois Newsroom’s website and social media platforms as a Digital Production Intern. He was also heavily involved with Illini Sports Night, a weekly student-run Illinois Athletics broadcast while in school.