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KMSP Debuts ‘FOX 9 News at 6′

FOX owned Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. station KMSP has unveiled a new 6:00 p.m. show called FOX 9 News at 6.

The show features “‘good news’ in the community; everyday people who are quietly making the community better. Viewers are encouraged to voice their thoughts on the latest news through social media.” FOX said the show will focus on enterprise, exclusive content.

Randy Meier, Kelcey Carlson and chief meteorologist Ian Leonard anchor the show, which replaced Access Hollywood at that time slot.

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WATCH: Meteorologist Reports on Hailstorm, Finds Out On Air it Damaged His Car

When a hailstorm pummeled parts of Minneapolis Tuesday night, it left a lot of broken windshields in its wake. During his weather report, KMSP chief meteorologist Ian Leonard discovered his car was now part of the story he was reporting.

“Every car? Including mine?” Leonard asked someone off camera as he was telling viewers about the cars in the station parking lot getting hit by the golf ball sized hail. After a beat of silence he continued. “Alright. Every car in the FOX 9 parking lot, including mine, is now without a windshield. ”

Maury Glover, a reporter for the FOX owned station, didn’t escape the storm’s wrath either. His car was also damaged. Glover did a live report from the station parking lot and ran some footage showing the storm in action. You can watch that video after the jump.

“Usually we have to drive pretty far to find storm damage like this,” said Glover. “But unfortunately this time some of the worst of it happened in our own back yard.” Read more