Valley News Live is the name of the news department shared by KVLY-TV and KXJB-TV in Fargo, North Dakota. Hoak Media owns and operates KVLY and shares studios with KXJB through a local marketing agreement.

The stations started simulcasting weekend news in April 2007. The same news is broadcast on both channels. KXJB uses its "4" bug, while KVLY uses the "11" bug during newscasts.[citation needed]

In November 2007, it was announced KVLY and KXJB would expand their simulcasting to the weekdays as well, and on November 5, 2007 that occurred. The new news branding is called "Valley News Live".


[edit] Morning and midday

  • Lisa Budeau and Kyle Bosch, along with meteorologist Mick Kjar host the Valley Today on both KVLY and KXJB st 5am-7am and This TV 7am-9am.
  • The news at noon on KXJB is anchored by Lisa Budeau. Mick Kjar reports weather and farm news on the program.

[edit] Evenings

  • Mike Morken anchor the 5 pm newscast on KVLY with Chief Meteorologist Hutch Johnson.
  • KXJB's 5:30 newscast is similar to the 5 pm newscast. It is anchored by Mike Morken.
  • The 6pm newscast on KVLY and the 10 pm newscast on both KVLY and KXJB consist of Mike Morken and Robin Huebner as co-anchors, Hutch Johnson with weather and Scott Peters on sports .

[edit] Weekends

  • Matt Bradley anchors the weekend newscasts, along with Meteorologist Lisa Green and sports anchor Brian Shawn.

Missing from the picture is General Manager, and longtime anchor Charley Johnson. Johnson is still General Manager of the two stations, but is no longer on the air, for the first time in 32 years. He does, however, appear in the "Manager's Mailbag" segment, in which he addresses viewer concerns and opinions.

[edit] News team

[edit] Anchors

  • Daron Selvig (Weekday Co-Anchor of The Valley Today)
  • Lisa Budeau (Weekday Co-Anchor of The Valley Today)
  • Robin Huebner (Weekday Co-Anchor of 6 pm & 10 pm Newscasts / Assistant News Director)
  • Mike Morken (Weekday Anchor of 5 pm on KVLY and 5:30 pm on KXJB and Co-Anchor of 6 pm & 10 pm Newscasts)
  • Mick Kjar (Weekday Co-Anchor of The Valley Today / Meteorologist / Farm Director)

[edit] Early Warn weather team

  • Hutch Johnson- Chief Meteorologist
  • Mick Kjar (Meteorologist - Weekday mornings and midday for KVLY and KXJB / Weekday Co-Anchor of The Valley Today)
  • Lisa Green (Meteorologist - Weekends / Reporter for KVLY and KXJB)

[edit] Sports

  • Scott Peters (Weekdays, 6 pm and 10 pm on KVLY)
  • Brian Shawn (Weekends for KVLY and KXJB)
  • Eric Hanson

[edit] News Staff

  • Norm Bell (Photojournalist)
  • Neil Carlson (Reporter)
  • Nick Carlson (Videographer)
  • Mike Cary (Reporter / Photographer)
  • Dave Erickson (Photojournalist)
  • Dave Grant (Chief Photographer)
  • Julie Holgate (Assignment Manager)
  • Wade Iverson (Photojournalist)
  • Emily Welker (Reporter)
  • Barbara Garrity(Reporter/Producer)

Web staff

  • Dave Spofford (Webmaster/Developer)
  • Daron Selvig (Web Producer)
  • Julie Holgate (Web Producer)

See also


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