Ernest graduated from St Cloud State with a degree in broadcast journalism in December of 2020.
While Dakota News now is his first job after graduating college, Ernest worked on a variety of different programs throughout his time in school.
Ernest has spent time as a sportscaster for his school's radio station and worked as a news anchor, reporter, and producer before graduating in late December.
Ernest also loves sports having done freelance work with Fox Sports as well as doing play-by-play for St Cloud state for sports such as volleyball, basketball, and hockey. His favorite teams include the Packers and the Bucks.
Ernest was born and raised in Janesville Wisconsin and says he loves the Midwest and cannot wait to explore Sioux Falls and South Dakota.