Fox9 hires CNN veteran Collins as 5 p.m., 9 p.m. anchor

At times, I’ve questioned the news savvy of Fox9 anchors, but the station just hired CNN anchor Heidi Collins to be Jeff Passolt’s running mate at 5 and 9 p.m. Collins is a Mounds View High grad who left CNN in January.

At least one competitor tells me this is a good hire; Collins has three Murrow Awards, a Peabody and a duPont Award under her belt. She replaces, in a roundabout way, Robyne Robinson, who left this spring.

The station’s release says Collins anchored “CNN Newsroom with Heidi Collins,” an 8-10 a.m. show I never watched because I would rather gouge out my eyes than watch cable news’ phony controversies and dumbed-down reporting during anything other than a crisis. But that’s just me.

Good luck to Collins and start boning up on local politics.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by B Maginnis on 09/28/2010 - 01:13 pm.

    DB: …”rather gouge out my eyes than watch cable news’ phony controversies and dumbed-down reporting during anything other than a crisis”.

    Try Fox News, Brau.

    It’s the highest rated network on cable, and provides excellent news coverage and analysis.

    There’s even a few real lookers on their desks.

    As a media maven, I’m surprised you’re not familiar.

    Oh, wait….oh, never mind. That little thing with armed Black Panthers at the polls was a “phony controversy”, right?

  2. Submitted by David Brauer on 09/28/2010 - 01:58 pm.

    Brian – thanks for providing the epitome of phony controversy.

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