KSTP anchor named new co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'


KSTP-TV anchor Chris Egert is officially joining the station's variety show "Twin Cities Live." The show, which celebrated it's fifth "birthday" on Friday, teased the naming of a new co-host on Twitter earlier in the day.

Egert joins Elizabeth Ries as co-host on the show. He has been filing in on occasion as a guest co-host.

A native of Armour, South Dakota, Egert joined KSTP last May.

Before coming to KSTP, Egert was an anchor at KIRO7 in Seattle, and before that, he anchored at stations in Orlando, Omaha, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Egert begins his co-hosting duties on April 29.

A series of guest co-hosts -- including former "Desperate Housewives" star James Denton -- will continue to fill in until Egert settles in. "Twin Cities Live" posted a "Fast Facts" page on Egert Friday.

The show's previous co-host, John Hanson, left the show in December and is now a radio program director in Kansas City, Missouri.

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