Boyd got his start in broadcasting as a 16-year-old announcer at his hometown radio station, WEVR in River Falls, Wisconsin. He majored in Journalism and Political Science at UW-River Falls and began his television career in 1984 at WSAW-TV in Wausau. Boyd worked at two more TV stations, KETV in Omaha and WITI in Milwaukee, before joining KARE 11 in 1996.
In 2014, Boyd was honored with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature and hard news reporting, his 11th and 12th national Murrows. He's also the recipient of the 2014 Scripps Howard Award, the 2006 national Emmy for feature reporting and multiple National Headliner and Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
In 2007 Boyd was awarded a national Emmy for feature reporting.
When I was young, I wanted to be: A journalist.
Favorite story you ever worked on: Salt Lake City Olympics.
Favorite food: Wisconsin brats and a cold Summit or Surly.
Describe your perfect day: Picking one of the 10,000 lakes and boating with my family.
Favorite movie: "It's a Wonderful Life"
Who's your idol? Charles Kuralt
Your inspiration: My Dad, for working hard every day and never complaining.
Favorite subject in school: History
Favorite book: "When Pride Still Mattered" by David Moraniss.
Family: Boyd and his wife Sheri have two sons, Sam and Matt, both out writing stories of their own.