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“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.
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 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?
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).
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.