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KARE 11 announces new weekend anchor team

Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 has hired Blake McCoy to join Rena Sarigianopoulos as weekend news co-anchor beginning Sept. 17. McCoy has been the weekend anchor/reporter at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. McCoy will also join meteorologist Jerrid Sebesta and Dave Schwartz, who was promoted to the weekend sports reporter/anchor position recently.
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Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 has hired Blake McCoy to join Rena Sarigianopoulos as weekend news co-anchor beginning Sept. 17. McCoy has been the weekend anchor/reporter at KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. McCoy will also join meteorologist Jerrid Sebesta and Dave Schwartz, who was promoted to the weekend sports reporter/anchor position recently.

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