Kyeland comes to Minnesota after a two-year stint working as a producer and reporter for public radio in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Louisville where he earned B.A. and Master degrees in Communications. He was the editor of the college newspaper — the Louisville Cardinal — where he managed the newspaper staff and produced a televised edition of the paper. Kyeland is a military brat whose family settled in Elizabethtown, Kentucky — a short distance from Fort Knox. Hobbies include reading, video games, listening to hip-hop, and a LOT of eating.