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Ike Walker Joins Fargo’s KVLY as News Director

Hoak Media has named Ike Walker news director for KVLY-KXJB in Fargo, ND.  Walker succeeds Griff Potter who stepped down last week.

Jim Wareham, president and general manager of KVLY-KWJB told TVSpy that, “Ike brings a great amount of experience and success with him and I am very glad to have Ike on board.”

In June, Walker left his job as news director for  WCMH in Columbus, OH.  He previously worked in Topeka KS, Tulsa, OK and Savannah, GA.

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KVLY-KXJB Hires Two Multimedia Journalists

Two new multimedia journalists will join KVLY-KXJB in Fargo next week: Tony Ullrich (pictured) and Robert Hahn, news director Griff Potter announced in a staff memo today.

Ullrich joins KVLY-KXJB from KOMU in Columbia, MO, where he has been a multimedia journalist, weekend anchor and live truck operator since 2008. He began his television career at KMEG, the CBS-affiliate in Sioux City, IA.

Hahn joins the Fargo duopoly from Bay News 9 in St. Petersburg, where he is an anchor and multimedia journalist. He has previously worked at KWGN in Cheyenne and WFXL in Albany, GA.

Former Anchor Robin Huebner Sues KVLY-KXJB For Age and Gender Discrimination

Robin Huebner is making good on her threat to sue KVLY-KXJB for age and gender discrimination. The former anchor filed a lawsuit against Hoak Media, the parent company of the Fargo duopoly, in federal court yesterday.

The dispute between Huebner and station management has been an extremely public battle since August, when general manager Jim Wareham announced she would be reassigned from her longtime post as 6 and 10 p.m. anchor. In October, Huebner gave her two-weeks notice, saying she felt she had no other option; she says station management responded by immediately showing her the door.

Wareham responded to Huebner’s claims in an on-air editorial, insisting the station was “disappointed to see her go.” He still stands by his public statements, he told The Forum yesterday.

“Anybody can file a lawsuit,” Wareham said. “We’ll see how her claims do in court.” Read more