Cordell joined the Dakota News Now Staff in 2019 as a morning video editor, where he was part of an Emmy-award-winning newscast team. He then transitioned into the morning photographer. He was promoted to a full-time reporter in January of 2021.
Cordell is originally from Dell Rapids and transferred to Deubrook High School in White during his junior year of high school where he later graduated in 2016. After high school, he attended the University of Sioux Falls studying media studies and business administration. He graduated in 2020.
Cordell has done high school football play-by-play commentary, but his passion for visual media began early on in college. He loves all things outdoors including fishing, golfing, and hiking. He is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings and watches them play every Sunday during football season.