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CHARLIE BERENS is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more.

Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In 2013, he won an Emmy for “The Cost of Water” while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, TX.

In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians. Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups
including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 16 million views.

In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He currently has over 1.9 million Facebook followers. After garnering millions of views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes.

Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.

Intelligence at the heart of your dairy

The global dairy industry is constantly faced with uncertainty. What steps do you need to take to survive and thrive amidst the data revolution?
Connect engages dairy leaders with trending and thought-provoking discussions to discover practical technology applications, industry best practices and the clearest path to transforming the way they do business.

Connect Engagement Formats


Dairy Talks

Aspirational discussions focused on the future and technology


Customer solutions

Farmers applying leading and practical technology on farm


Value Sessions

Build relationships with progressive farmers and industry professionals


Partner Insights

Industry-leading technology providers who will share pragmatic tools

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