TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Mim Davey, VP of news at Fox-owned KMSP in Minneapolis, about the station’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial and how Black Lives Matter and the social justice movement have impacted newsroom priorities.
The trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-cop charged in the death of George Floyd, will be televised live in its entirety by KMSP, the Fox O&O in Minneapolis, the first time in the history of Minnesota that cameras are being allowed to show the entire live proceedings of a criminal trial.
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis, in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), today will air Shine On Minnesota: The Replay, a one-hour cut of the original broadcast event featuring local musicians and talent to benefit Second Harvest Heartland during the pandemic. The second Shine On Minnesota broadcast event will air on KMSP today, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. […]
In a memo to the employees of the Minneapolis Fox O&O, Sheila Oliver addresses concerns over safety and security and reveals that the station has “arranged a news sharing ‘network’ with all four news stations to cover certain aspects of this story to avoid sending four crews to the same place. This is a plan without a lot of precedent and we are grateful that the market stations have responded to our request so positively.”
Don’t underestimate the appeal to viewers of getting to know their favorite TV personalities in a more intimate way.
As the world adjusts to coronavirus-related changes at a rapid pace, many in the Twin Cities have grappled with this question: When your job is to talk about sports, what do you do when there are suddenly no games?
Tom Lyden, a KMSP Minneapolis reporter, has spent the past 10 months investigating the crisis facing Minnesota farmers, which culminated in a primetime, hour-long special entitled, Fox 9 Presents, The Last Harvest.
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) has promoted Bisi Onile-Ere to early evening anchor. Effective Monday, May 6, she will co-anchor the half-hour Fox 9 News at 6:30 p.m. and the hour-long Fox 9+ News at 7 p.m., alongside Tim Blotz. Since 2017, Onile-Ere has been a general assignment reporter at KMSP. Prior to that, she […]
Effective Monday, Nov 5, Fox O&O KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) has added Kelcey Carlson to Fox 9’s 10 at 10 newscast with Randy Meier. In addition, Carlson will continue to anchor Fox 9 News at 6 with Randy Meier and Fox 9 News at 9 with Jeff Passolt. In making the announcement, VP-News Director Marian Davey […]
Tim Blotz and Naomi Pescovitz have been named co-anchors of the Fox 9 News at 6:30 p.m. and the expanded hour-long Fox 9+ News at 7 p.m. at Fox owned KMSP and WFTC Minneapolis (DMA 15). With this addition, KMSP and WFTC will produce 11 hours of local news each weekday and a combined 65 […]
Sheila Oliver, VP and GM of Fox-owned KMSP-WFTC Minneapolis, has been in the market 13 years, joining as general sales manager in 2003 and promoted to GM in 2014. She talks about of the health of the nation’s 15th largest market, Thursday Night Football coming to Fox, and the addition of more news at the duopoly, and eight other Fox O&Os.
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) and the University of Minnesota have collaborated to produce The Richard Pitino Show, set to debut on Jan. 4. It will broadcast live on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. on KMSP with an encore edition at 7:30 p.m. on co-owned WFTC. KMSP VP-GM Sheila Oliver said: “We’re thrilled to continue […]
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) will debut a weekday 11 a.m. newscast, Fox 9 News at 11, on Sept. 12. The hour-long newscast will follow the station’s pop culture and entertainment program, The Jason Show. With this expansion, the station produces 62 hours of live, local news each week, the most of any station in the […]
The Minneapolis My Network TV affiliate will be known as Fox 9+. In addition to the new evening newscast, it will also rebroadcast co-owned KMSP’s 10 p.m. news at 11.
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) has promoted Special Projects Reporter Amy Hockert to anchor and reporter. Beginning Sept. 19 she will co-anchor the 5:30 p.m. newscast Sunday-Thursday, alongside current solo-anchor Randy Meier. Hockert has been a special projects reporter for KMSP since February 2015. Prior to that, she was VP for local Minneapolis digital news […]
Jason Matheson, host of the show on Fox’s Minneapolis O&O, was in L.A., for the American Idol finale. He spilled the beans Tuesday while doing a celebrity gossip segment: “We found out the show is getting a national test in June, to the beginning of July. So it’s going to be on Fox stations across the country. We don’t know which stations yet.”
Enough Said permanently returns to Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) beginning Friday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 p.m. The show, hosted by KFAN-FM Minneapolis personalities Dan Barreiro (Bumper to Bumper) and Ron Rosenbaum (Holding Court), will rerun Saturday mornings at 6:30 a.m. The weekly, thirty-minute news program will feature Dan and Ron’s takes on the local […]
Kelly O’Connell joins Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) as anchor for Fox 9 Morning News from 4:30 to 6 a.m. and The Buzz at 9 a.m., effective Oct. 5. She will anchor Fox 9 Morning News with Dawn Stevens and co-anchor The Buzz alongside Alix Kendall and Keith Marler. Most recently, O’Connell was morning anchor […]
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) debuts a new daily, one-hour entertainment and talk show, The Jason Show, on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Hosted by KMSP entertainment news anchor Jason Matheson, the program will cover topics ranging from current events to pop culture headlines and trending topics of the day, with special appearances by local […]
Fox-owned KMSP Minneapolis (DMA 15) will debut Enough Said on Friday, April 17, at 9:30 p.m., hosted by local personalities Dan Barreiro (KFAN-FM’s Bumper to Bumper) and Ron Rosenbaum (Holding Court podcast). The weekly 30-minute news program will feature Barreiro’s and Rosenbaum’s takes on the local and national headlines of the week, ranging from politics […]
In late summer or early fall the Minneapolis Fox O&O will launch a one-hour weekday national talker/pop culture show hosted by local radio-TV personality Jason Matheson. The show will bump back The Wendy Williams Show to 11 a.m.
Fox taps the former KARE Minneapolis local sales manager to head sales at its Minneapolis Fox-MNT duopoly.
The GM of Fox’s Minneapolis duopoly is stepping down after 17 years. She will be succeeded by Sheila Oliver, who’s being promoted from sales director.