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Anchor Bob Schaper Joins WTVO in Rockford

Bob Schaper has joined WTVO, the ABC-affiliate in Rockford, IL, as anchor and managing editor, according to the Rockford Register Star.

Schaper has previously been a reporter at rival WREX and at the Register Star. He began this week at WTVO, co-anchoring the 5 p.m. newscast with Mimi Murphy.

“Our viewers will notice the investigative edge Bob will bring to our newscasts,” news director Kent Harrell said.

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‘Tired of Reporting on the Problems,’ Longtime WTVO Anchor Enters Senate Race

Longtime WTVO anchor Steve Stadelman is now running for a seat in the Illinois state senate.

Stadelman, who has been covering news and politics in the Rockford area for 25 years, filed paperwork this week to run as a Democrat in Illinois’s 34th district. As a result, he is stepping away from the WTVO anchor desk.

After announcing his bid, Stadelman sat down for an interview with WTVO’s Mimi Murphy and described the decision as “bittersweet.”

“I’ve been doing this for a long time,” Stadelman told Murphy about covering the news for WTVO. “And it’s something I enjoyed doing everyday.” Read more