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RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

murrows 2014The RTDNA has announced the winners of the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, recognizing the best radio, television and online news organizations around the world. This year, the organization awarded 661 regional awards in 14 categories.

For the large markets, five stations — KARE in Minneapolis, WXIA in Atlanta, WCVB in Boston, WBMA in Birmingham and KING in Seattle — won six Murrows each. WBIR in Knoxville, KTVB in Boise and WISC in Madison led the way for the small markets, also winning six awards each.

Regional winners are automatically entered into competition for the national Edward R. Murrow Awards, which will be judged in May. A full list of the winners by region can be found on the RTDNA website.

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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.”

The Ice Desk: It’s What Stations are Wearing this Winter

It seems a historical record of sorts is being created of what appears to be the recent trend of stations sending their anchors out into the freezing cold to report the news from behind desks made of ice.

With thanks to Poynter and TVSpy rival FTVLive, we cobbled together our own list of stations jumping on the ice trend.

We started our journey this year with Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC.

Then Washington, DC, CBS affiliate WUSA got in on the act.

Here’s one from Green Bay FOX affiliate WLUK:

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KARE Adds Colorado as Morning Reporter

colorado_kareMinneapolis-St. Paul NBC affiliate KARE has added Melissa Colorado as a morning reporter.

Colorado comes to KARE from KOAT in Albuquerque, NM, where she was a general assignment reporter.

She started her career at News 12 in Westchester, NY.

[Pioneer Press]

KARE Anchor Diana Pierce Featured in ‘Jeopardy!’ Clue

KARE anchor Diana Pierce was featured in on Friday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” in the form of a clue: “Diana Pierce anchors the news on KARE in this city, a lot better than Ted Baxter did at fictional WJM.” Contestants guessed Cincinnati and Chicago before settling on the correct answer, Minneapolis.

“30 years at KARE and I become a Jeopardy question? Too funny!” Pierce tweeted after the show aired.

Adrienne Broaddus Moving to KARE

broaddus_croppedAdrienne Broaddus is joining Minneapolis-St. Paul NBC affiliate KARE as a general assignment reporter.

Broaddus told TVSpy she left Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISH on December 1. She said she starts at KARE on January 6.

“This was a very difficult decision,” Broaddus wrote in her resignation letter to WISH news director Steve Bray obtained by TVSpy. “However, it’s time for me to accept an opportunity to continue growing and contributing to the work that we all do as journalists.”

Before coming to WISH in August 2010, Broadsus worked at WNEM in Saginaw and WSMH in Flint, MI. She started her career by working at WILX in Lansing, MI, while still in college.

KING Reporter Joe Fryer Joins NBC News

joe fryer nbc newsJoe Fryer is leaving Seattle NBC affiliate KING to join NBC News. In his new role, Fyer will be a general assignment correspondent based in the network’s Burbank bureau.

Related, TVNewser: Joe Fryer Named NBC News Correspondent

Fryer, who has worked at KING since 2010, has been filling in as a part-time correspondent on NBC News. In a memo this afternoon, NBC SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi and Burbank bureau chief Polly Powell wrote, “His work impressed us so much, we hired him full time.”

Before working at KING, the four-time Murrow winner worked at KARE in Minneapolis, WTVF in Nashville, WBAY in Green Bay and WKYT in Lexington.

KARE Reporter Sets Himself Apart With Ninth and Tenth Murrow Awards

boyd_hubbertNot every market has one, that reporter whose stories seem more like long poems than news reports.

Minneapolis-St. Paul has Boyd Huppert. The Pioneer Press has a story about the reporter for NBC affiliate KARE who was recently awarded two Edward R. Murrow awards to bring his total to ten.

Derrick Hinds, communications director at the Radio Television Digital News Association, which presents the Awards, told the Pioneer Press, “I’ve been around the organization for about 20 years. I don’t know of anybody who has a record like that. Certainly nobody in recent memory.”

Numerous stories have made an impact on KARE news director Jane Helmke during her 31 years at the station, but there are only a handful of specific lines she can recite. She has no problem recalling her favorite from Huppert that opened a 1997 story he did on the devastating Red River flood: “On the Lord’s day in Granite Falls, life along the river went to hell.”

“It was excellent,” Helmke said. “You could see it all in that one moment.” Read more

KARE Meteorologist Has Rabies Scare After Waking Up With Bat on His Face

What KARE‘s Sven Sundgaard thought was “no big deal” has turned out to be both expensive and painful for the meteorologist for the Minneapolis NBC affiliate.

Sundgaard has been undergoing a series of painful and expensive rabies vaccinations after he woke up with a bat on his face last Sunday. He told TVSpy he has three more rounds of injections that won’t end until September 3.

He told City Pages he was at his family’s cabin near Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota when he discovered the bat. On his face.

Once back at work, a co-worker told him that bats have a high incidence of transmitting rabies to humans. “So I called a doctor, and he said, ‘You should get the shots.’” Sungaard told City Pages. “I was like, ‘What, really?’ Then I got a second opinion and they said the same thing,” Read more

Christine Haas Joins KTBC as Evening Co-Anchor

KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has named Christine Haas co-anchor of its weekday evening newscasts.

Haas begins in Austin on August 12. She will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Mike Warren, replacing Loriana Hernandez, who is moving to the morning newscast.

“Christine is well-respected in this business, winning numerous awards for her reporting. She’s going to be a valuable member of our team and we look forward to her return to Austin,” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.

Haas comes from KNSD in San Diego, where she anchored the 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. She has also worked at KHOU in Houston, KVUE in Austin, KARE in Minneapolis, WTSP in Tampa, KTHV in Little Rock and KAMR in Amarillo, Texas.

KTBC’s official announcement is after the jump. Read more

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