“Kelcey comes to FOX 9 News with a passion for journalism and storytelling. This combined with her Midwest roots make her the ideal fit for this role,” KMSP vice president and general manager Carol Rueppel said in a statement.
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Minneapolis-St. Paul CBS owned station WCCO is going old school with its new rooftop sign called the Weather Watcher that that changes colors depending to the weather.
According to the station, “Red means it’ll get warmer. Blue, cooler. White signals no change, and green means snow or rain.”
The Weather Watcher is part of a larger rooftop weather area featuring a full outdoor kitchen, a lawn and artwork made by artists using local materials.
“In Minnesota, our lives revolve around the weather and WCCO-TV is proud to present this Minneapolis landmark and important public service,” Brien Kennedy, WCCO-TV’s vice president and general manager said in a statement.
According to the Pioneer Press, the Weather Watcher is a reminder of the area’s past. “It’s a nod to the iconic Weatherball that was perched on top of the Northwestern National Bank building in downtown Minneapolis for more than 30 years before a fire destroyed the building on Thanksgiving Day in 1982.” Read more
“I’ve been here for 37 and a half years, and it’s just time,” Davis told the Pioneer Press. “It’s time to enter another phase in my life, which I want to do in good health. At my age, if I wait too much longer something’s going to happen. You don’t last forever. And you don’t want to end up spending your retirement visiting hospitals.”
Davis, who was born in London, England, spent the early part of his life as a British merchant seaman. After settling in Australia, he started his broadcasting career in 1968. He joined KSTP in 1976.
He told KSTP he has followed one simple rule throughout his career, “You’re only as good as your last story. That’s the one people remember.” Read more
KMSP reporter M.A. Rosko wins the “TVSpy Iron Chin Award” (if there was such a thing) for remaining conscious after her live faceplant while reporting on the opening of the John Rose Minnesota Skating Oval.
Rosko was on ice skates and marveling about being blown backwards because of the wind when she fell face first on the ice. She then got up, brushed herself off, told the folks in the studio she wasn’t alright, and continued on with the report.
Her web colleagues at the FOX owned Minneapolis station posted the video and called it an “epic faceplant.” The story on the station’s website also said the ice oval “offers a safe rink for skaters.”
Huffman, who was managing editor, started at the station in July of 2002 as senior assignment editor.
The Minnesota native started his career in the early 90′s at Minneapolis CBS owned station WCCO.
Not every market has one, that reporter whose stories seem more like long poems than news reports.
Derrick Hinds, communications director at the Radio Television Digital News Association, which presents the Awards, told the Pioneer Press, “I’ve been around the organization for about 20 years. I don’t know of anybody who has a record like that. Certainly nobody in recent memory.”
Numerous stories have made an impact on KARE news director Jane Helmke during her 31 years at the station, but there are only a handful of specific lines she can recite. She has no problem recalling her favorite from Huppert that opened a 1997 story he did on the devastating Red River flood: “On the Lord’s day in Granite Falls, life along the river went to hell.”
“It was excellent,” Helmke said. “You could see it all in that one moment.” Read more
Before he entered politics in 1992, Grams spent 10 years as the primary anchor for KMSP, the Fox O&O in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Minnesota’s 6th Congressional district, in 1992. Two years later, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served a single term from 1995 to 2001.
According to KMSP, Grams was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer two years ago. He entered hospice care in September.
After the jump, a clip from the 1980s of Grams anchoring at WIFR in Rockford. Read more
Currently, Nakrin is a reporter and weekend anchor for Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.
“We wanted her to stay here and we made her an offer to stay,” KSTP news director Lindsay Radford told the Pioneer Press. “We know it was a tough decision for her. At the end of the day, her hometown called. It was an opportunity that was tough to say ‘no’ to.” Read more
Some douche just asked me if I was nominated for an #emmy# told him I want to — his cat is that wrong #drunk filter:images
— Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) September 29, 2013
The reporter for the Minneapolis FOX owned station hit the bar after leaving the awards show Emmy-less. The link leads to a Minneapolis blog that shows the progression of Lyden’s tweets that night.
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Why you should never drunk Tweet, w/ apology: http://t.co/QXlCZcFzNo
— Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) September 30, 2013
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports, about 20 people have sued local and state government agencies after hearing from the Department of Public Safety that their private records had been accessed by public employees.
Mile’s lawsuit states, “On July 30, 2013, Jessica was shocked and disgusted to learn from DPS that it had determined that officers and personnel from approximately 180 different departments and agencies had reviewed and improperly obtained or used her private data.”
Miles, the on-air name of Jessica Kampschroer, is married to Cory Kampschroer a digital news manager at the Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC affiliate who is also joining the suit.
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