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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

KMSP Vice President of News Bill Dallman Joins Fox Sports 1

Bill Dallman has been named vice president and news director at Fox Sports 1, the sports network slated to launch in August. It is a move within Fox for Dallman, who has been vice president and news director at Minneapolis Fox O&O KMSP since 2006.

“Bill is a tremendous addition to the news group and we are very excited to have someone with his expertise involved with FOX Sports 1,” senior vice president of news Rick Jaffe said in a statement.  “Bill is not only a great news man, but a creative thinker who will bring a different perspective to traditional sports coverage.”

Dallman begins at Fox Sports 1 in July. In his new role, he will work with affiliates and Fox regional sports networks to manage newsgathering, as well as overseeing “Fox Sports Live,” the news, opinion and highlight show that will air weeknights at 11pmET.

“I’m thrilled to be joining FOX Sports 1 team and I’m ready to bring viewers a unique, dynamic and fun sports highlights and opinion show in FOX SPORTS LIVE,” Dallman said. “My extensive background in news, matched with my knowledge and love of sports, is the perfect fit for a 24/7 sports/news operation.”

KMSP managing news editor Marian Davey will serve as the station’s acting news director until Dallman’s replacement is named.

Stephanie Gailhard Joins KMSP From WINK

Stephanie Gailhard is joining KMSP, the Fox O&O in Minneapolis, as a general assignment reporter for the morning newscasts.

“Stephanie knows how to work a story and get the very best information for the viewers. She will be a great addition providing constant updates on the biggest local stories of the morning,” KMSP vice president and news director Bill Dallman said in a statement.

Most recently, Gailhard was a reporter at WINK, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers. She has previously worked at WPEC and WPBF in West Palm Beach and WTIC in Hartford.

Meteorologist Cody Matz Joins KMSP

Cody Matz is joining KMSP in Minneapolis as weekend morning meteorologist. He begins at the Fox O&O on June 10.

Matz comes from Sioux Falls, where he was the chief meteorologist for NBC affiliate KDLT. He has also worked as a web meteorologist for the MSU Geosciences website and as an intern at KPHO in Phoenix.

“As a Chief Meteorologist in the Midwest, Cody brings experience covering severe weather and forecasting in our region to the FOX 9 Weather Team. We’re thrilled to have Cody join us on-air and look forward to the excellent presence he’s established already online and via social media,” KMSP vice president and news director Bill Dallman said in a statement.

KMSP in Minneapolis Debuts New Set

Minneapolis FOX owned station KMSP debuted a new set this week.

The set which was designed Devlin Design Group, features a monitor array behind the anchors that shows a wide shot of the city skyline but can display any type of graphic. Newscast Studio also says the set has color changing technology and a large interview couch.

The station showed off the set on its 5:00 p.m. newscast with anchors Dawn Mitchell, Jeff Passolt and Randy Meier. “There’s a reason we gave you that nice wide shot of our studio here,” said Passolt after coming back from break. Meier added, “We’re showing off.” They then tossed to a timelapse of the set construction. You can see the video after the jump. Read more

Jason Matheson Leaving KMSP for Radio

KMSP morning anchor Jason Matheson is leaving the Minneapolis FOX affiliate for his radio show.

According the StarTribune, the convergence of Matheson and FOX not being able to reach a deal and a better time slot for his radio show prompted the move.

While working at KMSP, Matheson has been co-host of “The Jason & Alexis Show” on 107.1 FM weekdays from Noon to 3:00 p.m. for the last four years. The show is moving to the morning drive time of 5:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4.

Matheson, who has been at KMSP for 12 years, started with the station as executive producer of the entertainment show “The Buzz” which he now hosts.

His last day with KMSP will be Thursday, February 28.

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Jonathan Choe Joins KMSP in Minneapolis

Jonathan Choe is joining KMSP, the Fox O&O in Minneapolis-St. Paul, as a general assignment reporter.

Choe begins on February 24 as a reporter for the 5, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He is a former general assignment reporter at WCIA in Champaign, Ill., and has also worked as a news writer at WFLD in Chicago and WHDH in Boston. Most recently, he was an adjunct professor for Columbia College Chicago’s journalism department.

“I am eager to get started and continue my growth as a journalist. I am looking forward to building new relationships in the Twin Cities and serving the community by telling stories that matter,” Choe said in a statement.

FOX Television Stations Commit to ‘TMZ Live’

FOX Television Stations has announced “TMZ Live,” a one hour show that takes viewers inside the TMZ newsroom, will now air on all of its FOX stations.

FOX has been slowly adding the show to its station group since March 2012.  After a test run in the Los Angeles market on KTTV, it soon expanded into Phoenix (KSAZ), Boston (WFXT) Chicago (WFLD), Dallas (KDFW), Detroit (WJBK) and Minneapolis (KMSP). Beginning next Fall, FOX will air the show on its remaining stations including New York (WNYW), Philadelphia (WTXF), Washington, D.C (WTTG), Atlanta (WAGA), Houston (KRIV), Tampa (WTVT) and Orlando (WOFL).

“The distribution roll-out of “TMZ Live” is as unconventional and unique as the show itself,” said Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “This slow approach has translated into a strong and loyal daily audience, time period increases and younger demos.  It’s also created a demand in the markets where the series does not yet air.” Read more

Reporter Iris Perez Joins KMSP in Minneapolis

Iris Perez is joining Minneapolis Fox O&O KMSP as a general assignment reporter.

Perez will report for the 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She will begin in Minneapolis on November 26.

“Iris is an award-winning reporter, with a dynamic personality and compelling style. Her no-nonsense reporting and ability to seek out stories that are of concern to viewers made her the ideal candidate for this position,” KMSP vice president and news director Bill Dallman said in a statement.

Perez most recently was the host of “Vital Signs” on Detroit’s public television station, DPTV. She has also worked as a reporter and writer for WBJK, the Fox O&O in Detroit.

Jeff Goldberg Set to Join WJLA in Washington, DC

KMSP reporter Jeff Goldberg is leaving Minneapolis for WJLA in Washington, DC.

Goldberg announced the news on Twitter yesterday, which was his last day at the Minneapolis Fox O&O. “Moving on to WJLA in DC, which is home,” he wrote. “Thank you to Fox 9 & the Twin Cities for an incredible 6 years.”

Goldberg joined KMSP in 2006. During his time at the station, he won two Emmys.

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