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Sheila Brummer Returns to KTIV as Anchor

brummer_ktivSheila Brummer has been named co-anchor for KTIV.

She will co-anchor the Sioux City, IA NBC affiliate’s 5:00 p.m. news and join Matt Breen at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.

“I am so happy to have this opportunity to return to the team at KTIV,” said Sheila. “I have worked in bigger cities, but the talent and the enthusiasm at KTIV surpasses them all. Matt Breen could work anywhere in the country and I can’t wait to sit next to him each night.”

“I am very excited to bring back home to Siouxland a familiar face for our viewers,” Bridget Breen KTIV station manager said in a statement.

Brummer started her career at KTIV in the early 1990′s. She has also worked in Wausau, WI, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, and Las Vegas, NV.

Her first day will be Thanksgiving.

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Kristie VerMulm Leaving KTIV in November

After 17 years on the anchor desk, Kristie VerMulm has announced she is leaving Sioux City, IA, NBC affiliate KTIV in November.

“Deep down I know this day would eventually come,” said VerMulm in a statement. “It hasn’t been an easy decision, but it’s the right choice for me and my family. For the last 17 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to anchor the evening newscasts at KTIV.”

VerMulm started at KTIV as a reporter in 1993. After leaving the station in 1994, she returned in 1996 as anchor of the 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. news and was added as anchor of the 5:00 p.m. news in 2000.

“KTIV newscast viewership market share annually ranks among the top five of 209 NBC markets. This is something we are all very proud of,” said KTIV regional vice president and general manager Jerry Watson. “Kristie’s contributions to KTIV have been nothing but outstanding, and her leadership and teamwork have helped build KTIV into the successful national news power it is today.”

VerMulm’s last day will be November 27.

Another Round of Local Press for President Obama

With the election drawing closer, President Obama is doing another round of local press today.

The stations at the White House today are WDBJ in Roanoke, KKTV in Colorado Springs, KTVN in Reno, WJXT in Jacksonville, KTIV in Sioux City, WBAY in Green Bay, WYFF in Greenville, SC and KFSN in Fresno, CA.

In addition to a five-minute sitdown with the President, the reporters will also take a tour of the White House and the kitchen garden, and conduct interviews with administration officials from each respective market, according to CNN.

Sports Director Dave Feldman Leaving WTTG

After 12 years at WTTG, sports director Dave Feldman is leaving the Washington, DC Fox O&O. His last day will be May 30.

“Dave has an incredible work ethic and will be remembered for the quality sports coverage he delivered to WTTG viewers for the last 12 years,” WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin told TVSpy. “We wish him the best of luck in his new job; he will be missed.”

Feldman, a California native, began his career at KCBS radio in San Francisco. His first job in television was at KTIV in Sioux City, IA. He has also worked at Orange County News Channel and ESPN. Read more

Jennifer Dowling Joins WXMI From Rival WWMT

Jennifer Dowling has jumped from WWMT in Grand Rapids to rival WXMI, MLive.com reports.

Dowling was a crime and courts reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS-affiliate WWMT. She joined the station in 2010 from WILX, the NBC-affiliate in Lansing, MI. She has also worked at KEVN in Rapid City, SD, KTIV in Sioux City, IA and WHO in Des Moines.

The Michigan native began at Fox-affiliate WXMI last week.

KTIV Loses Power Moments Before 10 p.m. Newscast

KTIV‘s 10 p.m. newscast nearly didn’t make it on the air Tuesday night, after a power outage hit the NBC-affiliate’s Sioux City neighborhood.

Early in the evening, a piece of equipment failed at the electrical substation across the street from KTIV, leaving thousands of households in the area without power. Technicians were able to fix the problem, but only within an hour of KTIV’s 10 p.m. newscast.

After some scrambling, the station was able to get everything up and running again, just ten minutes before the newscast. Read more

KCAU Appoints Sports Director to News Anchor, Adds New Sports Director

After 24 years serving as KCAU‘s sports director, Tim Seaman (right) is sliding his chair over a bit to co-anchor the station’s nightly newscasts.

The Sioux City ABC-affiliate announced this week that Seaman would replace longtime anchor Larry Wentz on the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts. Wentz is currently recovery from liver transplant surgery.

With Seaman moving to news anchor, KCAU has tapped Travis Morgan, a veteran of the Sioux City market, as his successor on the sports desk. Read more