Cory Hepola leaving KARE 11 to become WCCO radio host

He's filling the void left by John Hines' retirement.
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KARE 11 news anchor Cory Hepola made headlines when he announced last week that he is leaving the Twin Cities TV station, and now we know what his next move is. 

On Jan. 7, Hepola will begin hosting a daily show on 830 WCCO-AM radio, airing 9-to-noon Monday through Friday. He's filling the slot left vacant by John Hines' retirement. 

“Growing up in Perham, Minnesota, just seeing or hearing the iconic call letters - WCCO - gives me chills," Hepola said in a release

"The history here is amazing; for nearly 100 years, brilliant people have been laying a successful foundation of respect and trust at WCCO Radio. I'm thankful to be adding my voice, energy, and personality to this already incredibly talented staff."

Hepola was in-studio with Dave Lee on "The Good Neighbor's" morning show on Tuesday to talk about his new role. 

Hepola is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, having joined KARE 11 in April 2015 following a stint as a sports anchor in Houston, Texas.

He co-anchored KARE 11 Sunrise before moving to a weekend anchor role alongside his wife, Camille Williams, on the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Hepola recently won a Midwest Regional Emmy Award for Best Talent-Anchor. 

His last day at KARE 11 will be Jan. 6 and the next day he'll be in the radio studio hosting his first show on WCCO. 

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