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Eric Perkins Named Sports Director at KARE

Eric Perkins has been named sports director at KARE, the NBC-affiliate in Minneapolis.

Perkins is currently the weekend news and sports anchor for the station. He succeeds Randy Shaver, who is moving to the weeknight anchor desk after 18 years as sports director. In his new role, Perkins will appear on the weeknight newscasts alongside Shaver, Julie Nelson and Belinda Jensen.

“Eric brings his definitive, proactive style to sports anchoring as he joins the strongest weeknight anchor team in the Twin Cities,” president and general manager John Remes said in a statement. Read more

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Longtime KARE Sports Director Named Main Anchor

Longtime KARE sports director Randy Shaver has been named co-anchor of the Minneapolis-St. Paul NBC-affiliate’s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts, alongside Julie Nelson.  He succeeds Mike Pomeranz, who left the station this spring for a job with the San Diego Padres.

“This new team underscores KARE 11′s home-grown approach to sharing news and information,” KARE president and general manager John Remes said, announcing the move.  “Julie’s experience and leadership is a perfect pairing with Randy’s news know-how and community commitment.” Read more

Anchor Mike Pomeranz, a Former Minor League Pitcher, Leaving KARE for San Diego Padres

Mike Pomeranz is leaving KARE for a broadcasting job with the San Diego Padres, the station announced today.

Pomeranz has been with KARE since 2006, anchoring the NBC-affiliate’s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts.

“It’s been great to have Mike on the KARE 11 team and help set the stage for him to fulfill his dream,” said KARE president and general manager John Remes. “We wish him and his family the very best.”

It’s not yet clear exactly what Pomeranz’s role will be with the Padres, but he’ll certainly draw on his experience as a minor league pitcher. Read more

KARE Names Jane Helmke News Director

KARE announced today that Jane Helmke, who’s been with the station for the past 28 years, has been promoted to news director.  The news comes less than a day after KARE’s longtime newsroom leader Tom Lindner, who the NBC-affiliate let go in April, announced his new job.

“Jane is a true leader, and her dedication and commitment to both our viewers and our news team will help us continue to be the most watched station in the Twin Cities,” KARE president and general manager John Remes said, in announcing the promotion.  “She’s played a critical role in making KARE 11 the station that people trust to deliver their news and information both on television and online, and we look forward to her continued leadership.” Read more

Tom Lindner Leaving KARE After 19 Years

After 19 years with KARE-TV the last 15 as VP of News, Tom Lindner is leaving the Gannett-owned station. The announcement came during an all-hands newsroom meeting late today.

Lindner told the Star-Tribune the decision was not his. “I was simply told that they wanted a change,” he said.

“Tom has been leader of the best newsroom in the country and is leaving us in great shape to continue providing the news and information that our market expects from us,” said GM John Remes in a press release. “He will
be missed.”

“I’ve spent a third of my life at KARE 11,” said Lindner in the release. “I’ve been blessed to lead a team of nationally recognized journalists, storytellers, and all around great people. I have been in awe of their talents and quality work from day one. Now the thrill turns to starting anew in whatever venture awaits.”

Lindner will stay through next week.