A general assignment reporter at FOX 9 is making a step-up to the anchor's desk after the Twin Cities TV station promoted from within.
Bisi Onile-Ere, who has been with the station since 2017, has been promoted to early evening anchor, FOX 9 announced in a news release.
Starting Monday, she will join fellow news anchor Tim Blotz for the half-hour FOX 9 News at 6:30 p.m., and the hour-long FOX 9+ at 7 p.m.
“With her hard news background and true commitment to the state of Minnesota, Bisi will be the perfect fit for this role, as she continues breaking stories and connecting with our community, both in the field and on the anchor desk," said FOX 9 VP and News Director Marian Davey.
Prior to joining FOX 9, Onile-Ere worked as a fill-in anchor at Al-Jazeera America in Detroit, and prior to that worked as a reporter at WDIV-TV in Detroit.
Before that she was at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan, having started her career in Minnesota with KDLH-TV in Duluth.
The new addition to the anchor team comes as FOX 9 says goodbye to another, the long-serving Jeff Passolt, who is retiring from broadcasting after 23 years with the station.
His last day will be this Sunday.