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‘Last Straw’: KARE Anchor Walks Off Set After Hearing Snow in Forecast


KARE anchor Rena Sarigianopoulos wanted viewers of the Minneapolis NBC affiliate to know she has had it with winter.

During Saturday’s 10:00 p.m. newscast, meteorologist Laura Betker told viewers there might be snow for the Twins’ season opener, Sarigianopoulos protested by saying “No way! That’s April 7th.”

Betker’s apology wasn’t enough. Sarigianopoulos threw her copy in the air and walked off set. She came back after Sports, though.

She told viewers on facebook, “Don’t get me wrong…I love winter. This year has been particularly brutal with the cold though. When I heard her say snow on opening day???? LAST STRAW. I wasn’t expecting that! It’s baseball and sunshine time.”

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Rena Sarigianopoulos to Co-Host KARE Saturday Morning Newscast

Rena Sarigianopoulos has been named Saturday morning co-host at KARE, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis.

Sarigianopoulos will co-host the program with meteorologist Belinda Jensen beginning October 13. The newscast will air from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. In a statement, news director Jane Helmke called the pair “a dynamic and engaging team for our community.”

Sarigianopoulos will continue to anchor the weekend evening newscasts alongside Blake McCoy.

KARE Announces New Weekend Anchor Team

Blake McCoy is joining Minneapolis NBC-affiliate KARE as the weekend anchor, the station announced today.

McCoy begins next month alongside Rena Sarigianopoulos, who has been weekend anchor since 2009. He replaces Eric Perkins, who made the move to sports director at the station last month.

In a statement announcing the hire, news director Jane Helmke described McCoy as a “smart, exceptional journalist eager to call the Twin Cities his home.”

McCoy was most recently a weekend anchor and reporter at KTNV, the ABC-affiliate in Las Vegas. He joins Sarigianopoulos, meteorologist Jerrid Sebesta and Dave Schwartz, who was recently promoted to weekend sports anchor and reporter, beginning September 17.