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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Pomeranz’

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

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Leaving KARE for Padres Job, Mike Pomeranz Sees Sports Broadcasting as More Stable Than TV News

Leaving his main anchor post at KARE for a job with the San Diego Padres, Mike Pomeranz says he has a hunch that sports broadcasting is more stable than TV news.

“I like the fact that Dick Enberg is doing it at 77 years old,” Pomeranz told the Star Tribune recently, referring to the legendary sportscaster who currently does play-by-play for the Padres.

“You can’t watch sports on a larger screen [than the ballpark],” he added.  “Everybody wants to see it on an 80-inch screen.  News you can get on your phone, and it’s trending in different directions.” 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