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Former TV anchor Huebner sues ‘Valley News Live’ parent company over gender, age discrimination

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the complaint, Robin Huebner alleges managers at KXJB/KVLY illegally discriminated against her when they demoted her in August in favor of a younger female anchor who reportedly appealed to male viewers.
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OBIT: Robert Pierpoint, 86, longtime CBS News correspondent

October 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After making his name covering the Korean War a role he reprised when he provided his radio voice for the widely watched final episode of “M*A*S*H” in 1983 Robert Pierpoint became a White House correspondent during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, a position he would hold through the Jimmy Carter administration.
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‘Valley News Live’ head: Huebner chose pay cut

October 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Responding to a Forum Communications story about ex-anchor Robin Huebner’s allegations of gender and age bias in the wake of her resignation Monday, the head of ‘Valley News Live’ said in a Tuesday newscast that Huebner wasn’t forced out and chose to take a pay cut. Continue Reading

Red River Valley TV news expands … and Oprah plays a role

September 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Local TV news is on the upswing, at least in terms of quantity, and if you’re looking for someone to thank, send the card to Oprah Winfrey in Chicago. Continue Reading

Red River Valley TV news expands … and Oprah plays a role

September 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Local TV news is on the upswing, at least in terms of quantity, and if you’re looking for someone to thank, send the card to Oprah Winfrey in Chicago. Continue Reading

Steve Poitras, longtime valley TV presience, retires

May 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A longtime face of news in the region abruptly retired Friday. Steve Poitras, reporter at KVLY/KXJB’s “Valley News Live,” returned from vacation and announced his decision to retire on Friday, Griff Potter, news director for the Fargo stations, said Monday. Continue Reading

CNN morning show drops John Roberts, executive producer

December 14, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

John Roberts is out as a CNN morning anchor with the network’s new boss saying he wants a more “upbeat” show. Continue Reading

WDAZ hires news vet Charley Johnson to co-anchor weeknight 6, 10 newscasts

November 23, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

WDAZ-TV’s newest on-air personality is no newcomer to local television: Charley Johnson, the longtime Red River Valley news veteran. Continue Reading

WDAZ anchor Milo Smith to take UND Alumni Association job

October 6, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota native’s last day in the anchor chair at WDAZ will be Oct. 15. He’s been at Channel 8 since 1996. Continue Reading

Longtime KXJB-KVLY anchor Michelle Turnberg leaves stations

June 24, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

“Valley Today” and noon newscast anchor Michelle Turnberg is no longer with KVLY-TV and KXJB-TV, according to the stations’ web site.
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