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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

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VIDEO: Fox Station Runs Video of Kate Upton Dancing Instead of Sports Highlights

Following a poor performance by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in last week’s All Star Game, Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox station KMSP decided to run an extended clip of Kate Upton dancing in a bikini instead of sports highlights. Verlander and Upton are reportedly dating.

“I think you chose the right highlight,” KMSP anchor Randy Meier said, following the clip.

The video that KMSP used of Upton doing the “Cat Daddy” is from Terry Richardson.

On the Move, 9/28/11

Kristen Drew joins KXTV in Sacramento as a reporter from WLKY in Louisville.

Frank Holland joins WGN in Chicago as an anchor-reporter from WDIV in Detroit.

Joel Brown joins WTVD in Durham, NC as an anchor-reporter from correspondent at CBS Newspath in Washington, D.C.

Ray Villeda will be joining KXAS in Dallas as a reporter from WFSB in Hartford, CT. Read more

New KMSP Anchor Randy Meier on Being Let Go by KSTP: It Felt ‘Like You’ve Been Kicked in the Stomach’

Anchor Randy Meier has joined Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox-affiliate KMSP, returning to the market where he launched his career with KSTP. In a recent video interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Meier recounted being let go by the ABC-affiliate in 2003.

“[There were] a couple of months there where you feel like you’ve been kicked in the stomach,” Meier said about not having his contract renewed after 13 years with the KSTP (video above).

Meier is set to make his on-air debut with KMSP this week.

Randy Meier Returns to Minneapolis as KMSP Anchor

Randy Meier is headed back to Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Meier, who spent a majority of his career as an anchor at Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP, will join the Fox owned-and-operated KMSP on September 26. His primary role will be anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast, which he will do solo, and he will also contribute to the 5 p.m. broadcast as an anchor and reporter.

Meier left KSTP in 2003 when the station declined to renew his contract after 13 years. “In a perfect world, I’d love to find another great television job in the Twin Cities,” he told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune at the time. “This is where our home is; this is where my kids were raised and where they go to school.” Read more