Fargo TV station has two on-air proposals in one month


If you plan on staying single, don't get a job at Valley News Live in Fargo, North Dakota, because clearly, love is in – or on – the air there.

This month, the TV station (which serves the Fargo-Moorhead area) has had not one, but two marriage proposals during its live newscasts, The Forum reports.

Kristi and Jaron

The first happened on Thursday, Nov. 5, during a segment the "North Dakota Today" show, when reporter Kristi Larson was previewing upcoming stories and noticed her boyfriend, Jaron Conner, walking on the set.

"What are you doing?" she asked, surprised. You can view his answer right here:


The gutsy proposal created quite a reaction among the station's viewers, with Larson thanking them "for all the support" in a message on the Valley News Live website shortly after the surprise. She said she and her boyfriend (now fiance) had been dating for five years, and that getting the big question was a "complete surprise."

Bradford and Ashley

The second happened on Wednesday, this time between two of the station's reporters, and we have to admit this proposal would be pretty hard to beat.

Ashley Bishop was introducing a segment on weddings, of all things, when the package (that's broadcast-speak for a pre-recorded, pre-narrated video segment) that was supposed to air featured not her story, but her boyfriend, Bradford Arick, against a white background.

"Stay calm," Arick said in the video – moments later, the "real" Arick walked out and popped the question, which you can watch happen here.

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Her answer, of course, was in the affirmative.

Valley News Live says both the reporters are from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and that Arick followed Bishop to Fargo after she got the job at the station. Their colleagues refer to them as "Brashley," according to the station.

The viewers seemed to love the proposals, but were they disruptive to the TV station's schedule? Probably quite the opposite. As the Forum points out, they happened "during the November sweeps period," when stations measure viewership levels – and hey, who doesn't love a proposal?

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