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Fargo Newspaper Cries Foul Over KVLY-KXJB Weather Graphic

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, ND, is calling it “the curious case of the retouched photo.”

An employee of the Fargo newspaper noticed something missing from a picture of the city skyline local TV duopoly KVLY-KXJB uses as a weather background. In the picture on the right (courtesy of Charles Apple’s blog), viewers can see the five story Forum building with a white 60-foot sign on it. In the version used on-air (on the left), the sign has been removed.

This is odd, because The Forum’s sign – a 60-foot beacon that’s been a landmark in Fargo for nearly 90 years – has black letters on all sides spelling out the newspaper’s name. F-O-R-U-M. All five of them. At night, they light up.

The Forum thinks the paper’s name was removed because they are a competitor with the NBC and CBS affiliate in the Fargo news space. But they’re not so sure they have a clear cut case of bad journalism. Read more

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Ike Walker Joins Fargo’s KVLY as News Director

Hoak Media has named Ike Walker news director for KVLY-KXJB in Fargo, ND.  Walker succeeds Griff Potter who stepped down last week.

Jim Wareham, president and general manager of KVLY-KWJB told TVSpy that, “Ike brings a great amount of experience and success with him and I am very glad to have Ike on board.”

In June, Walker left his job as news director for  WCMH in Columbus, OH.  He previously worked in Topeka KS, Tulsa, OK and Savannah, GA.

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Former Anchor Robin Huebner Sues KVLY-KXJB For Age and Gender Discrimination

Robin Huebner is making good on her threat to sue KVLY-KXJB for age and gender discrimination. The former anchor filed a lawsuit against Hoak Media, the parent company of the Fargo duopoly, in federal court yesterday.

The dispute between Huebner and station management has been an extremely public battle since August, when general manager Jim Wareham announced she would be reassigned from her longtime post as 6 and 10 p.m. anchor. In October, Huebner gave her two-weeks notice, saying she felt she had no other option; she says station management responded by immediately showing her the door.

Wareham responded to Huebner’s claims in an on-air editorial, insisting the station was “disappointed to see her go.” He still stands by his public statements, he told The Forum yesterday.

“Anybody can file a lawsuit,” Wareham said. “We’ll see how her claims do in court.” Read more

KVLY-KXJB: Robin Huebner Was Not Forced Out

Fargo’s KVLY-KXJB is striking back against allegations made by former anchor Robin Huebner, who claimed in The Forum yesterday that she was immediately shown the door after putting in her two-weeks notice.

“No one forced her out,” president and general manager Jim Wareham said in an on-air editorial last night. “We were disappointed to see her go.” Video inside… Read more

KVLY-KXJB Shuffles Evening Anchors Going Into Fall

KVLY-KXJB in Fargo is shuffling their evening anchor lineup heading into September.

Longtime 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor Robin Huebner (pictured) announced on the air Thursday night that the broadcast would be her last in the 10 p.m. timeslot. She will continue to anchor the 6 p.m. broadcast on KVLY, the NBC affiliate, and will also now anchor the 5:30 p.m. broadcast on sister station KXJB, the CBS affiliate, currently anchored by Stephanie Goetz.

“We want to do a better job, especially with our 5:30 newscast on KXJB, and so we’re just trying to figure out the best players that we can for each one of the newscasts,” station president and general manager Jim Wareham told The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. “We thought Robin would give us a good shot at improving the 5:30 newscast.”

Goetz will take over for Huebner on the 10 p.m. newscast, joining co-anchor Mike Morken.