ABC 10 Staff

Jeff Harju Jeff Harju
General Manager


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.

Sara Speaker Sara Speaker
Community Liason


Sara is a native Troll, who was raised in the Tri-Cities. (She has kindly asked that you do not hold that against her) Sara attended Bay City Public Schools before moving to the U.P., and furthered her education at Suomi College (now Finlandia University). Her first experience in broadcasting was as the co-host of the first all-female radio morning program in Upper Michigan, the “Sara Cera Show” (WFXD). Sara joined the ABC10/CW5 team in February 2020 as the Community Liaison for the station. She has an extensive background in sales and management. Sara was a sales manager for AT&T Mobility, and the first Upper Michigan resident to be a recipient of the coveted National Service Excellence Award. Sara has a passion for community and has served several local youth sports organizations, most recently coordinating the annual fundraising efforts for the annual Negaunee Nets Basketball organization. She is fondly known to the youth in the community as ‘Mother Sara’, with an endless supply of Gatorade and words of encouragement. In her free time, Sara loves spending time with family and friends at the ballfield, basketball court, or her backyard for weekend BBQ’s and campfires.
If you have an event you would like us to sponsor, or would like to inquire about advertising, you can email Sara at sara@abc10up.com.

Connor Sturgill Connor Sturgill
Reporter/Anchor


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 connor@abc10up.com.

Ronnie Das Ronnie Das
Reporter/Anchor/Social Media


Ronnie Das grew up in Lakewood, California. After attending college at the University of California, San Diego he eventually started his own media company. The company produced a show about the environment which gained the attention of multiple media outlets. Ronnie transitioned into broadcast journalism with an eye for enterprise stories about the community. His goal is to inform residents through heartfelt storytelling that features humble hometown heroes that don’t always get the proper recognition they deserve. Now with over a decade of experience, Ronnie Das is a reporter for ABC 10 News in the evening as well as an anchor for CW-5 News Primetime and ABC Ten News at 11. When he is not at work he enjoys cooking, photography, and reading as well as outdoor activities like hiking and fishing. Please feel free to reach out to Ronnie to share your stories about everyday heroes, outdoor adventures, local fundraisers, faithful veterans, cute animals, and heartwarming community events.
Ronnie can be reached at ronnie@abc10up.com.

Lisa Bowers Lisa Bowers
News Director


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.
News tips or story ideas are always welcome. Send Lisa an email at lisa@abc10up.com.