Astute viewers of WDAZ News @5 will notice something different about the broadcast tonight. For the first time in the better part of two decades, I won’t be on it. Instead, my buddy Robin Huebner will be anchoring the newscast from Fargo. What you won’t see on News @5 from now on is Stacie Van Dyke, Pat Sweeney or me.
The decision was not made by anyone in Grand Forks. Certainly, not by me.
We created News @5 (from scratch) shortly after the 1997 flood, nearly seventeen years ago, and we’ve had an insanely devoted following ever since. For that, our sincere thank you.
We’ve focused on local, regional and community news and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way as well. We put a lot of energy into the broadcast in those seventeen years including a little bit of our heart and soul.
One thing this will do is free up more of my time, which I fully intend to use in creating even more mayhem at work than I do now. Stay tuned.
A long-time broadcaster said it best to me years ago. He said television will break your heart. Every time.