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In Omaha, KMTV Adding 4 p.m. Newscast

KMTV will debut a 4 p.m. newscast in September, the Omaha CBS affiliate announced today.

It was not immediately clear who will anchor the half-hour newscast or what else will shift in KMTV’s programming schedule. The station currently airs “Dr. Phil” at 4 p.m. and has newscasts anchored by Jennifer Griswold and Craig Nigrelli at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

“Expanding the local news options by adding a 4 p.m. newscast will help the KMTV Action 3 News team better serve viewers in the Omaha area,” news director Joe Spadea said in a statement.

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Jennifer Griswold Joins KMTV in Omaha from Minneapolis-St. Paul

Jennifer Griswold is joining Omaha’s CBS affiliate, KMTV as an anchor.

“We are thrilled to have Jennifer join the Action 3 News Team,” said KMTV news director Joe Spadea.  “Jennifer’s passion for news and reporting in the community make her an ideal fit for telling the stories that matter to the people of Omaha.”

Griswold comes to KMTV from KSTP in Minneapolis where she won a 2010 regional Emmy for Breaking News.

She previously worked for WISN in Milwaukee and WAOW in Wausau, WI.

Attorney in $1M KSTP Defamation Case: ‘Are Investigative Reporters Trying to Get to the Truth?’

Last November, Minneapolis-St.Paul ABC-affiliate KSTP lost the biggest defamation suit in Minnesota history, stemming from a 2009 report about a mentally ill woman who considered suicide after speaking with a holistic healer.

Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages now has an in-depth story on the $1 million case, featuring interviews with the holistic healer, her attorney, and the jury foreman.

It appears that the defamation case, which the KSTP attorney described as “he-said/she-said,” came down to the station’s unwillingness to thoroughly investigate the woman’s claims against the healer as it raced to promote the story. Read more

KSTP Found Guilty of Defamation, and $1M Award Is Highest in Minnesota History

A holistic healer in Wisconsin has been awarded $1 million in damages from Minneapolis ABC-affiliate KSTP for a story about her treatment of a patient that aired in 2009.

The $1 million award is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a Minnesota defamation lawsuit, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An attorney for KSTP, Paul Hannah, said he expects the station will appeal, seeking to get the verdict reduced or overturned.

In 2009, KSTP reporter Jennifer Griswold (pictured) interviewed Cheryl Blaha, who said she had stopped taking anti-anxiety medication on the advice of Susan Anderson (then Susan Wahl), a holistic healer. Blaha claimed she had attempted suicide as a result of being weaned from the medication. Read more