Skip to main content

FOX 9 reporter Bisi Onile-Ere is promoted to early evening anchor

She will present the news alongside Tim Blotz.
Bisi Onile-Ere

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.

Follow Bring Me The News on YouTube

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.

Next Up

Javen Juan Moreno

Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, May 23

The latest from the state health department.

police tape, crime scene

Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse

Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Bear killed after it attacked couple in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home

The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.

Image from iOS (2)

Urban Outfitters store in Uptown to close

A number of national chains have departed Uptown in recent years.

Related

Christina Palladino

Reporter Christina Palladino is leaving FOX 9

She's bringing down the curtain on 16 years in TV news.

Screen Shot 2021-06-12 at 7.50.02 AM

Former WCCO reporter Mary McGuire joins FOX 9

She'll be reporting in a freelance role with the FOX affiliate.

A new name at FOX 9 as North Dakota anchor makes the switch

Kaleigh Emery is a sports reporter in western North Dakota.

FOX 9 announces anchors for new weekday evening news program

Tim Blotz had been serving as a political reporter and Friday-Saturday anchor.

Jason Matheson's FOX 9 show gets picked up by Hulu

The Twin Cities presenter will get a national audience.

Kelcey Carlson gets new role with FOX 9 News

FOX 9 is making some slight adjustments to its anchor desk.

Tributes flood in following death of FOX 9's Steve Frazier

Frazier was a popular figure in the Twin Cities media community and beyond.