Local adventurers on "Discover Wisconsin"

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Dennis Hines | March 26, 2014

EVANSVILLE -- When Evansville natives Libby Amato and Mariah Haberman travel the state, they always invite TV viewers along for the ride.

Amato and Haberman are two of four hosts of the “Discover Wisconsin” TV program, along with Collin Geraghty and Eric Paulsen. “Discover Wisconsin” features tourists attractions, festivals and food establishments and more from across the state.

They both are featured prominently in the recent episode about Janesville entitled, “Touring Wisconsin's Park Place,” produced in conjunction with the Janesville Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Haberman, a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh journalism graduate, said appearing on the show is teaching her new things about the state in which she grew up.

“I grew up in Wisconsin and I always considered myself an expert on Wisconsin, but every show I learn something new,” Haberman said. “The show just doesn't go out to Wisconsin, but it goes throughout the Midwest.

“The show helps Wisconsinites learn about destinations that they may have not known about or may have forgotten about.”

Lake Arrowhead in Wood County and Madeline Island in Lake Superior are among Haberman's favorite spots so far.

Amato, a Carroll University graduate, said she especially enjoyed her visit to Crescent Beach in Algoma.

“It was a beautiful beach,” Amato said. “There was a lighthouse at the end. The people there were really friendly. It was a fun afternoon.”

Amato said she also enjoyed working on an episode about the cheesiest foods in Wisconsin, in which she had the opportunity to sample fondue dishes from different establishments. Other top destinations were Bald Eagle Watching Days in Sauk Prairie and the Maywood Environmental Park in Sheboygan.

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