New reporters heading to Twin Cities to work for KSTP, WCCO

The announcements were made this week.
Brittney Ermon, left, and Pafoua Yang.

Brittney Ermon, left, and Pafoua Yang.

Twin Cities TV screens can expect some fresh faces in the coming weeks after local news stations KSTP and WCCO confirmed new hires.

On Monday, Brittney Ermon announced that she will be making the move from Madison to Minneapolis after landing a reporting job with KSTP-TV.

She grew up in Homewood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, getting her first taste of the media thanks to her high school radio station. She then moved to Wisconsin, taking up a role with NBC15 in Madison.

On Monday she announced: "Two years ago, Madison stole my heart, which makes this goodbye bittersweet. My last day at NBC15 will be in two weeks. But I won’t be too far away! Excited to begin the next chapter at KSTP in Minneapolis—St. Paul with an incredible team of journalists!"

Ermon is not the only new addition to the Twin Cities TV corps. this week.

WCCO anchor Jason DeRusha gave a welcome to the station's newest reporter, Pafoua Yang, on Tuesday.

Yang has previously worked at CCX Media, the TV news station covering the northwestern Twin Cities, as well as at WLUK FOX 11 news in Green Bay.

She posted on Facebook: "After nearly 4 years in the news industry, I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be joining CBS in Minnesota as a reporter. It has always been a dream to learn and grow alongside some of the best journalists in the nation and I am beyond grateful to be part of the team."

Her hire was welcomed by KARE 11 anchor Gia Vang, who like Yang is Hmong.

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