RAPID CITY – South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) is pleased to announce that Seth Tupper has been named SDPB’s new Business and Economic Development Reporter. Tupper will be based at SDPB’s Black Hills Studio in Rapid City.
Raised in Wessington Springs and Kimball, and a graduate of Kimball High School, Tupper earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from South Dakota State University. Tupper most recently reported for the Rapid City Journal, where he spent five years covering politics, Black Hills-based natural-resource management, county government and numerous other topics. Prior to his tenure at the Journal, Tupper worked for The Daily Republic in Mitchell and The Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. Tupper wrote the 2017 book Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills, about the president’s eventful three-month stay in 1927.
“Seth is an award-winning, investigative journalist and author who is respected and trusted by South Dakotans,” says Cara Hetland, SDPB Director of Radio. “We are so fortunate to have him join the SDPB team. His knowledge of and passion for South Dakota is a bonus that will easily translate across all of our content platforms. For several years he has been a regular on SDPB’s “Dakota Political Junkies” segment during In the Moment, and a contributor to South Dakota FOCUS, demonstrating that he’s comfortable putting his voice to his stories and that he’s passionate about being fair and balanced. I can’t wait for our audience to get to know him and appreciate his storytelling and reporting skills first-hand.”