Jaime Copley, who has spent 12 years as an anchor and reporter for KIMT, has been named news director of the New Vision-owned CBS-affiliate, which covers North Central Iowa and Southeastern Minnesota.

A local girl who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, Copley said in a video announcement that it has always been her goal to manage the newsroom at KIMT (video above).

She will continue to occasionally appear in front of the camera as an anchor and reporter.