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Danielle Kosir, Nick Kosir and Andrew Reed Sign Off From KMVT

Three members of the KMVT news team are leaving the station: Danielle Kosir, Nick Kosir and Andrew Reed will all sign off today to “pursue new opportunities,” Twin Falls, Idaho station says.

Danielle Kosir is the main anchor and producer of the weekday morning and noon newscast. Her husband, Nick Kosir — better known as The Rapping Weatherman — is the meteorologist for the same newscasts. The station says the pair is heading back to the east coast (TVSpy hears they are headed to Charlotte).

Reed, a general assignment reporter for KMVT, is headed back to his native California. He joined the station in 2012.

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KTWT Takes Over Fox Affiliation in Twin Falls

KTWT in Twin Falls, ID, has announced that it will become a Fox-affiliate on July 1.

The station, currently a MyNetworkTV-affiliate, is owned by Neuhoff Communications. Twin Falls’ current Fox-affiliate, KXTF, announced last month that the station would part ways with Fox after the two parties could not come to an agreement on network compensation.

KTWT will debut three daily newscasts in high definition as part of the switch.

“It’s something we have been working on for some time. I’m glad it’s come to fruition,” vice president of Neuhoff Communications Chris Pruitt said. “We’ll be doing newscasts and a great syndicated lineup.”

KMVT Explains Suicide Policy to Viewers

Reporting on a rise in local suicides, KMVT took time to explain its policy on covering suicides (video above). Like most stations, the Twin Falls, ID CBS-affiliate has a specific policy about reporting on suicides.

“As a rule of thumb, we do not report on suicides, however, we have guidelines we follow,” KMVT news director Joe Martin told viewers. “For example, if it’s a public figure or puts the public in danger then we determine if we report on it.”

The station also posted its policy on its website.

KXTF in Twin Falls Will Drop Fox Affiliation

KXTF, the Fox-affiliate in Twin Falls, ID, is splitting with Fox on July 1 after the two parties could not come to an agreement on network compensation.

“The rates being demanded by Fox in small markets are not seen anywhere else within the industry, including major broadcast networks,” KXTF general manager Shelly Goings said in a statement.

KXTF will continue to operate after its Fox affiliation agreement expires at the end of June. Contract negotiations are ongoing to bring This TV programming to the station, according to a KXTF statement.