Welcome back! KARE 11 adds MN native as new morning anchor


A Minnesota native is returning to his home state – and he'll be on the TV a lot.

Cory Hepola is joining KARE 11's morning show, "News Sunrise," as an anchor, the station announced. Hepola will team with current anchor Kim Insley on the weekday morning show, which airs from 5-7 a.m.

Hepola, who most recently worked at Comcast SportsNet in Houston, will begin in April. He graduated from Concordia College, and since then has been around the country, holding TV jobs with ABC, CBS and Fox stations (and now add NBC to the list).

He takes the spot of Tim McNiff, who left in August after two decades with the station.

When Hepola's move was announced, a number of media members tweeted congrats.

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