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Chris Egert Named Co-Host of ‘Twin Cities Live’

KSTP has named Chris Egert the co-host of “Twin Cities Live,” the Minneapolis ABC affiliate’s afternoon talk show.

Egert, who has been the station’s weekend morning anchor, begins in his new role on April 29. He replaces John Hanson, who left the show last year to work at a sports radio station.

“It’s an exciting career move for me and my family and I can’t wait to be part of the show,” Egert said in a statement.

“Twin Cities Live” is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its debut on April 21, 2008.

“The show is always evolving and improving. And with the addition of Chris Egert, our team is ready to take the show to new levels,” executive producer Mandy Tadych said.

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John Knicely Set to Join KIRO as Morning Anchor

John Knicely, who anchors at 6 p.m. and reports at 10 p.m. on KMOV, is leaving St. Louis for Seattle.

Knicely is set to join Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO as the morning anchor, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It’s a good move for him,” KMOV news director Sean McLaughlin said.

Knicely replaces Chris Egert, who left KIRO for KTSP in April. His last day at KMOV will be October 4.

Anchor Chris Egert Leaving KIRO For KSTP

After five years at KIRO in Seattle, Chris Egert is leaving to join KSTP in Minneapolis.

Egert, a morning anchor at KIRO, is moving to Minneapolis to be closer to his father, who is in poor health. He will join KSTP as a reporter and anchor at the end of this month.

KIRO news director Todd Mokhtari said Egert brought “an energy and fresh approach” to the station.

“We will miss Chris on the air and continue to make him proud with our dedicated, straightforward Seattle News Coverage,” Mokhtari said in a statement.

KIRO Crew Tangles With Pantless Man

KIRO morning news anchor Chris Egert was in the field covering a story with a photographer and an intern in Seattle’s U-district when they saw something unusual, even for the area known for its proximity to a college campus:  a man walking down the street with his pants around his knees.

Egert shot this video with his iPhone while the crew followed him as he got closer to several women jogging and walking in the area. Photographer Phillip Townsend confronted the man and asked him several times to pull his pants up. The man reluctantly agreed, only to drop them again once the news crew rounded the corner.

The KIRO crew called 911. Police took a description of the pantless man and advised Egert not to follow him. Lauren Jessen– the intern, on her first day — called the experience as “frightening at first.”

Do they teach a class in “how journalists should deal with pervs” in J-school these days?

Seattle’s KIRO Sends Crew to Japan to Cover Aftermath of Earthquake

KIRO morning anchor Chris Egert, along with photographer Tom Matsuzawa, travelled to Japan on Friday to cover the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Egert and Matsuzawa had been in Japan for only a few hours on Saturday when they experienced first-hand the instability of the land. Spending time with a host family, Egert and Matsuzawa braced themselves as an aftershock rumbled through the country (video here).

“In the big grand scheme of things, that aftershock was considered fairly minimal, but it was quite frightening nonetheless,” Egert told KIRO’s Michelle Millman over the phone.

Egert and Matsuzawa have been using equipment at CNN’s Tokyo bureau to feed video to KIRO while also providing live reports via phone. Over the weekend, Egert reported on a Seattle woman who was stranded in Japan (video here) and he will continue his coverage this week.