An Emmy-award winning reporter and anchor who got his start on television in Duluth before moving on and spending time on the airwaves in the Twin Cities is returning to the station where his career began.
The Duluth News Tribune reported Edward Moody will return to KBJR-TV as weekend anchor and weekday reporter for the NBC affiliate.
"It's like going back home," the Kansas City native told the newspaper. "To come back to Duluth to where I started and to basically do the only thing I know how to do for a living, I'm a very fortunate person."
Moody left Duluth for television jobs in New York and Indiana and later returned to Minnesota to work at WCCO.
At the time he left WCCO in 2014, Moody spoke about his decision to leave the station to the Star Tribune, saying, “It was time. That’s the best way to say it."
News of his hiring was greeted with enthusiasm by former colleagues in the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports.
Since leaving WCCO, Moody said he had been splitting his time between living in the Twin Cities and Duluth, where his longtime partner lives.
Moody hadn't planned to get back into TV, he said, but when there was an opening at his former station, Moody said he sent the news director an email expressing interest in the position.
"He has the ability, through television, to reveal his personality," station manager David Jensch told the Duluth newspaper. "There is some magical skill that some people have, that they're just telegenic. He had a legion of fans."