General Manager Jeff Harju is a native Yooper born and raised in the Copper Country. He got into broadcasting with a sales/advertising background and still also manages radio stations WOLV-WHKB-WCCY in Houghton in addition to ABC 10/CW 5. He graduated from Ferris State University with honors and a degree in advertising. He’s also a Calumet alumnus and served in the Michigan Army National Guard. He splits time between Houghton and Ishpeming and resides in Copper Country with his wife, three children, two dogs, two cats and a hedgehog. Jeff loves spending time with his family, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, traveling, coaching his children in little league, broadcasting hockey and other High School sports, live music and of course helping U.P. businesses grow with creative messages in radio and television broadcasts. He is on the Calumet Theatre and Keweenaw Little League boards and is part of the trio that puts on the Dam Jam music festival in Calumet.
Assistant Sports Director/ Reporter
My name is Connor Maxwell Sturgill. I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University, GO TOPS!!! I have a degree in Broadcasting and a minor in Athletic coaching. I came up here to the U.P. to learn all that I can at ABC 10 to one day become a great sportscaster. I have three younger siblings and we all grew up as athletes. I started competitive swimming when I was 3 years old and competed till I was 18 and coached it since I was 14 years old. I enjoy swimming, watching Packers football, going out at night to try and still be a college, fraternity man and running up the score on 2k football. If you have a news tip or story idea for me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa has lived and worked in Marquette County for the majority of her life. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in English and minors in speech and journalism. She worked for 17 years in the wireless industry before working as a newspaper journalist for 5 years. Lisa has strong ties to the community. She is currently the Secretary of the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Board in Negaunee, where she volunteers at least once per week. While journalism has always been her one true passion, Lisa can also occasionally be found on stage performing with her husband or singing in the church choir. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Neydja PetitHomme is a native Floridian. She was born and raised in Boca Raton.
Prior to joining ABC 10 News, Neydja interned at CBS News in Manhattan, New York, for the News Path department. During her time interning for CBS News, she conducted an exclusive sit- down interview with Executive Director for the “OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN” Auction, reported on the opening of the 80th Floor at the Empire State Building, as well as conducted a sit-down interview with talk show hosts from “The Talk.”
Neydja has also shadowed national correspondence on a variety of news from health care, to business to consumer related news stories such as “America’s trade war with China,” “coverage of the New York City (NYC) Climate Strike” and her favorite, the “Artist who ate the $120,000 dollar banana at Art Basel.”
In May of 2018, she graduated from the University of Miami, earning a News Journalism degree with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. During her time at the University of Miami, she played for the Women’s Basketball team.
During her spare time, Neydja enjoys long distance running, the outdoors and reading a variety of books.
To send a story idea, email Neydja PetitHomme at email@example.com.
If you see her around town, make sure you say hello!
Keweenaw Bureau Reporter
Thomas graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, with a minor in Multi-media Design. Following his graduation he worked with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League as an Intern putting together end of game highlight videos. During the COViD-19 pandemic he worked with In10sity Dance around the country as a photographer. Now he can be found in and around the Copper Country reporting in the most incredible area of the state. If you have a story idea for Thomas, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.