Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.

13WREX Makes a Difference On and Off the Air

From raising funds to sponsoring charitable events, the news team at 13WREX takes community service seriously. See how the station has made service a pillar of its business.

Christie Battista Makes the Leap to Morning News

Growing up, she once dreamed of becoming a TV reporter. Flash forward a few years and she’s made a big splash in the Rockford area as part of 13WREX’s morning show.

Elliot Grandia: From Rockford to Rockford

He may have come from Michigan, but this morning show news anchor is finding himself quite at home in the Forest City.

The Sky’s the Limit for WREX’s Alex Kirchner

Meet the newest addition to the WREX team, and learn how his lifelong love of weather has led him to an exciting career in broadcast news.

Sunny Days Ahead for Morgan Kolkmeyer

The forecast looks bright, indeed, for this cheery new meteorologist, a Rockford native whose career has led her back to the town she loves.

New Morning Anchor Swaps Acting for Broadcasting

You may know him as the new face of 13 WREX’s morning show, but chances are, you’ll also recognize him for the work he did before entering broadcast journalism.

Northwest Neighbors: Kelsie Passolt

Media Profile: Golf is more than a game for this ambitious young television reporter. In fact, it’s won her quite a few accomplishments outside the newsroom.

Greg Bobos: Drumming to a Different Beat

A talented percussionist from an early age, this meteorologist has always enjoyed exploring the unknown, as he continues to do while launching his young career.