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Sportscaster Dan Corey Resigns From WDAZ

corey wdaz_304Sports reporter Dan Corey has resigned from WDAZ, the ABC affiliate in Grand Forks, N.D. He announced the news on his blog:

I would like to thank WDAZ for giving me the opportunity to cover sports daily and for the chance to grow as a reporter. Also, I must thank Pat Sweeney for hiring me and letting me work besides one of the best broadcasters in North Dakota history. Everyone at WDAZ was fantastic to work with and I will miss them dearly.

Corey was arrested earlier this month for DUI. Although he did not address the arrest in the post, he did say his exit was “not the way I wanted to end my run at WDAZ.”

“It is not the ending I could of ever dreamed of, but all good things must come to an end,” Corey wrote.

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WDAZ Sports Reporter Arrested for DUI

danweb_wdaDan Corey, assistant sports director for Grand Forks, ND, ABC affiliate WDAZ was arrested for DUI last weekend.

“We regret to inform you that over the weekend Dan Corey received a DUI,” anchor Stacie Van Dyke told viewers on Monday. “Dan is a sports reporter here at WDAZ. A court date is set for May 16th.”

Terry Dullum, Victor Correa Promoted at WDAZ

dullum correaWDAZ, the ABC affiliate in Grand Forks, N.D., has announced Terry Dullum (left) as the new 6 p.m. anchor and Victor Correa (right) as the new 10 p.m. anchor.

Dullum and Correa will both anchor alongside Stacie Van Dyke. They replace Rob Hudson, who resigned as the 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor in February.

“I looked out into my own newsroom and saw two of the greatest people I have ever worked with in the business and they are already right here at WDAZ,” news director Julie Moravchik said in a statement. “So it was a thrill to promote both Terry and Victor to the positions I feel they earned. I know they will continue to serve our community well and make the viewers proud.”

Dullum, a 39-year veteran of the station, will remain in his role as the 5 p.m. co-anchor. The changes go into effect April 14.

Fargo Station to Launch Statewide Newscast

wday_croppedWDAY is about to launch a newscast that will be seen throughout all of North Dakota.

“WDAY News will broadcast on all the ABC affiliates in North Dakota on Sunday’s at 530P,” Forum Communications director of broadcasting Mari Ossenfort told TVSpy. “We will deliver the news, weather and sports that is important to ND and the region, since our signal also reaches Canada, western Minnesota, the northern peak of South Dakota and the eastern fringe of Montana.”

Forum Communications, owner of WDAY plans to use its other owned stations WDAZ in Grand Forks, ND, KBMY in Bismarck, ND, and KMCY in Minot, ND. Read more

North Dakota Anchor Resigns by Email

hudson_wdazWDAZ anchor Rob Hudson has resigned from the Grand Forks, ND ABC affiliate according to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

Station manager Rob Horken told The Forum he got an email from Hudson saying “effective immediately, I resign from my position as news anchor and producer at WDAZ.”

Horken said Hudson didn’t give a reason why he was resigning. Hudson started at the station in August 2012.

North Dakota Reporter Tells What Happened During Last Week’s Attack

wdaz_cameraWDAZ reporter Adam Ladwig told viewers of the Grand Forks, ND, ABC affiliate what what went down the day he was attacked on the Spirit Lake Reservation.

Last week, Ladwig was at the scene of a garage fire on the reservation when he was approached by two women.

“They didn’t say anything until they got right on me,” Ladwig told WDAZ reporter David Schwab. “And they started yelling obscenities at me telling me to stop filming and get out of there.”

He said the confrontation escalated with his camera eventually sustaining damage. He was also told by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer to delete the footage he had already shot. Read more

Reporter Attacked While Covering Fire on Reservation

adam_ladwig_wdazAdam Ladwig, a reporter for Grand Forks, ND, ABC affiliate WDAZ, was attacked while covering a garage fire on the Spirit Lake Reservation.

According to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, two women, who were later joined by two men, damaged Ladwig’s camera. A Bureau of Indian Affairs officer also forced Ladwig to delete the footage he shot.

WDAZ said it spoke to Devils Lake police chief Keith Schroeder who told the station the incident will be investigated by the FBI.

One Anchor Leaves Grand Forks Station, Another Gets Promoted

stacie-pic_wdazWDAZ has promoted Stacie Van Dyke to 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. anchor to replace Molly Thorvilson who leaves the station today.

“It’s hard to see Molly go, but I am proud to promote Stacie to the position,” said Julie Moravchik, news director for the Grand Forks, ND, ABC station. “She is a hard worker, a great person and an all around class act. She is the perfect fit for this job.”

“It’s bittersweet for me to say goodbye, but I think WDAZ’s decision to promote Stacie is a good one,” said Thorvilson, who told the the Grand Forks Herald she is leaving for her dream job working at a mountain resort in Montana.

Van Dyke currently anchors the station’s 5:00 p.m. news. She moves to her new position on Monday.

Mari Ossenfort Joins Forum Communications as Director of Broadcasting

forum communications companyMari Ossenfort has been named director of broadcasting for Forum Communications. In her new role, which begins in November, she will has oversight of four Forum Communications stations: WDAY in Fargo, WDAZ in Grand Forks, KMCY in Minot and KBMT in Bismarck.

Ossenfort, who grew up in Fargo, comes from KDLT-KDLV in Sioux Falls, S.D., where she has worked since 1995. Since 2005, she has been general manager and general sales manager. Before that, she worked at rival KTTW as an account executive.

“I’ve had other opportunities (to advance), but nothing felt right,” Ossenfort told the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which is also owned by Forum Communications. “This opportunity that was presented to me just felt right.”

Ossenfort replaces Mark Prather, who recently retired after 23 years with WDAY-WDAZ.

Julie Moravchik Hired as WDAZ News Director

Julie Moravchick has been hired as news director at WDAZ, the ABC affiliate in Grand Forks, N.D., according to the Duluth News Tribune.

Moravchik is a former producer at KQDS, the Fox affiliate in Duluth. She has also worked as news director of WAST in Ashland and as a at reporter WDIO in Duluth. Since 2011, she has been an account executive at Duluth-Superior magazine.

“It was good for me to work at the magazine and try another job and get another perspective,” Moravchik told the News Tribune. “Then you realize how much you miss it. When big news happens, that’s when you really, really realize what you’re supposed to be doing. You’re used to being on the front lines … part of it.”

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