Meet The News Team


Mike was born and raised in Minnesota. He joined the CCX News team in May 2005. While work and family have taken him away for years at a time to places like Texas and Wisconsin, he keeps returning to Minnesota.

Mike comes to CCX News most recently from Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked as news anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WMTV. Before that, he worked for ten years as an anchor at Hubbard Broadcasting's All News Channel based in St. Paul. Mike also worked for more than 15 years as news anchor and reporter for NBC affiliates in El Paso and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mike enjoys telling stories that are important to viewers and meeting interesting people who make the news.

When he's not working, Mike has always been a Minnesota sports fan, following the Twins and Vikings, even in Packers and Cowboys country.


Alexandra Renslo originally joined CCX News as a reporter and weekend anchor. Since 2013, she's served as the station's assistant news director and anchor.

Alexandra comes to CCX News from WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin where she worked as a weeknight anchor, reporter, and producer. Before that, Alexandra worked for a political reporter at CNN in Washington, D.C., and also worked on several news programs at Wisconsin Public Television. Alexandra's reporting has been recognized with a regional Emmy, and with awards from the Associated Press and Northwest Broadcast News Association.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Alexandra also spent part of her childhood living in Jakarta, Indonesia. She especially enjoys reporting on local stories that show the cultural diversity of the northwest metro and its influence on the community.

Alexandra has degrees in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, play tennis, spend time outdoors, and take pictures.

If you have a story you would like to share, email Alexandra at arenslo@twelve.tv or follow her on Twitter at @alexrenslo.





John Jacobson has worked as CCX Media's sports director since March 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls with majors in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communications. Previous work stops for John include KDMA and KROX Radio, Paragon Cable, KXLI-TV and KMSP-TV.

John is a native of Crystal, Minnesota, and a graduate of Robbinsdale High School.



Jay has covered the northwest suburban sports scene for CCX Sports since 1988. He is a sports reporter, play-by-play announcer, anchor, and co-host of "Sports Jam". Prior to coming to CCX, Jay got his start covering sports at KGCX radio in Sidney, Montana. Jay is a graduate of Elk River High School and Brown Institute.



Shannon came to the Twin Cities from Shreveport, Louisiana where she was an anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate. While there, she covered the Columbia shuttle recovery effort in East Texas and the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans as well as several other stories in the Ark-La-Tex.

Shannon has reported, anchored, and produced for CCX News since 2008 and her work has received regional Emmy awards and awards from the Northwest Broadcast News Association.

Shannon grew up in small town Arkansas and earned her degree at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas before completing graduate work at the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York. Shannon taught a broadcast journalism course at HSU for seven semesters, and she continues to teach online courses.

Shannon loves to travel, and has enjoyed getting to know the places and people of Minnesota. She enjoys working with local charities and participating in local volunteer organizations. On a beautiful day, you can find Shannon enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two children.

Feel free to email story ideas to Shannon at sslatton@ccxmedia.org or follow her on Twitter @sslatton




Delane Cleveland is a reporter, anchor and photographer who joined CCX News in 2011. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2004 with a degree in journalism. He has spent more than a decade in television news, working at stations in South Dakota, Arizona and Minnesota; covering topics such as politics, education, health and everything in between. He’s a devoted Vikings fan (despite all of the years of heartbreak), an avid movie-goer, and a fitness enthusiast.

Feel free to email story ideas to Delane at dcleveland@ccxmedia.org or follow him on Twitter @DelaneCleveland.





Although Neil now appears in front of the camera at CCX News, much of his career has been covering events from behind it as a photojournalist. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, Neil began his adventure in television news.

He has worked for affiliates of ABC, NBC, and CBS in markets as small as Great Falls Montana and as large as Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles California, as well as several years in communications at the Minnesota Senate.

Neil has worked in 6 different television markets including 4 in the top 20 and two in the top 10. His work has been recognized with awards from many professional organizations including two regional Emmys.

He has seen everything through his lens from forest fires to flooding, been in hurricanes and tornadoes, and interviewed presidents and pop stars. Through it all he’s found that some of the most interesting stories come from people who don’t make headlines. He believes that everyone has a story and he enjoys telling them through sound and image.

Email story ideas to Neil at npursley@ccxmedia.org


Sonya first came to CCX news as a freelance reporter in 2011. She became a permanent employee in March 2013.

Before coming to CCX, Sonya worked at WCCO-TV for over 15 years, as a producer. She's also worked at KARE-11, Black Entertainment Television, and WRC-TV in Washington DC.

She graduated at the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Broadcast Journalism.

Sonya is a military brat. She has lived all over the world, including Italy and the Netherlands. As a child, she spoke fluent Dutch. She calls Clinton, Maryland home.

When she's not cheering for her three children at their basketball, baseball, and softball games, she likes to garden, read and run outside. She's currently training for her third half marathon.

Sonya is proud to be a member of the CCX Media. If you have any story ideas, you can reach her at sgoins@ccxmedia.org, twitter: sonyagoins1, Facebook: sonya goins channel 12.




Jason comes to CCX Media after three years as a sports anchor/reporter at WXOW in La Crosse, WI.

Jason was born and raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of New Hampshire College where he played hockey.


Eric grew up in the sun, surf and smog of Southern California, but has been in the Twin Cities since 1991. It took awhile, but Eric is now used to blizzards, ice, road construction and Minnesota's theater of seasons.

Eric is a news reporter at CCX Media and currently is a weekend sports talk host at WCCO Radio in Minneapolis. Eric has also been a sportscaster at WCCO-TV and WQAD-TV in the Quad Cities.

Eric likes to hike, play flag football in the elements, bring his boys to sporting events and travel - especially to Colorado, Montana and any state with good mountain hiking trails.



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