Charlie Sokaitis

Charlie Sokaitis joined NBC26 as Sports Director in June of 2015.
 
Although he was born in Colorado, Charlie has lived all over the country and considers Alaska home.
 
Charlie started his career at KTVF in Fairbanks, Alaska before eventually joining KTUU in Anchorage. 
 
Over the course of 9 years on air in the “Last Frontier” Charlie covered everything from the 1,000 mile Iditarod sled dog race that ends in Nome to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
 
The one thing that Alaska did not have was a professional sports team. When the opportunity to come to Green Bay and cover the legendary Packers organization arose, Charlie jumped at the chance. 
 
Favorite thing about Northeast Wisconsin: It's simple....the Packers. There is just nothing like going to a Packers game and being in the stadium as the game gets tight and Aaron Rodgers and the gang are charging down the field. As a sports guy, it is 100% the reason why I am here.

Favorite sports team: Before moving to Alaska I lived in Massachusetts and Maine so I grew up rooting for all the Boston teams and still do. Although, I will say I'm rather fond of the Green and Gold now having experienced this whole culture here in Wisconsin.

Favorite movie: Godfather 2

Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii

Something most people don't know about me: I enjoy painting, it is actually something I've started doing much more frequently since moving to Green Bay.

A cause I'm passionate about: I am passionate about diabetes research, all types, but specifically Type 1 which is sometimes overlooked.  An important person in my life battles this disease everyday, all the finger pricks and insulin, and constant fear that comes with it.  There is some amazing research going on right now but there is more work to be done.

Best part about my job:  It's tough to narrow it down to just one thing, I love writing everyday, I love the challenge of starting from scratch each morning with 4 shows to provide content for, and of course being at the games is tough to top.  Having said that, I think having a job that makes you a part of the community in some way is the most rewarding thing about this career.  I love talking to other sports fans who see what I've said on air and want to talk about it or some big Packers fan who wants to discuss how good they think the team can be this season. It's the best.

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