He'll be working alongside reporter Boyd Huppert.
The announcement comes the same week WCCO welcomed a new face.
She's been on a leave of absence since last year.
She has been with the station since 2016.
Brett Hoffland has been undergoing chemotherapy.
He spent nearly 40 years of his life breaking stories for the Star Tribune and KSTP-TV.
The video from Shady's Hometown Tavern has gone viral.