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.