Don Jorgensen, KELO’s 6 and 10 P.M. anchor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, along with his wife, were in a serious motorcycle accident over Memorial Day weekend. Both spent five nights in the hospital where they both had surgeries. The station followed Jorgensen’s accident, recovery and return in a series of on-air news stories.
What a great idea. The Avera Tradition of Caring in KELOLAND grant program award grants to local nonprofit organizations to provide a television advertising campaign for education and awareness of their organization.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager at Nexstar’s two stations in South Dakota, and an account executive for Hearst’s station in Iowa.
Normally only turned on during the Christmas season, the lights will remain on 24 hours a day as a sign of hope for the community.
Iowa’s KCCI morning news and a special episode of their weekly public affairs show earned the station regional Emmy Awards. “We are proud and humbled to earn the trust of our viewers on these stories that continue to impact law enforcement and our culture,” said Brian Sather.