Good news for friends and fans of Kevyn Burger, the former WCCO and KSTP TV reporter and MyTalk107 host: She has a new gig with Minnesota Public Radio.
MPR says Burger will do the 6-11 p.m. shifts Saturday and Sunday, and fill in other shifts as necessary.
Says Burger, “I’ve been training for the past few weeks and will solo for the first time this weekend. Don’t need to train to put together a newscast and read the news — that I can do. I’ve been working on running the board and getting comfortable with the technical aspects of the job. Good to learn some new tricks. It’s a thrill to be at a place where such good work is being done.”
Burger basically lost her MyTalk job for being too substantial, so it’s great that she’s working for a real news organization again, though it is a shame her 100,000-watt personality will be under wraps. MPR would be wise to let her fill in on one of its interview shows — it would add spice without sacrificing wisdom.
In addition to MPR, Burger also does freelance writing and broadcast work and a weekly podcast with her bud, former WCCO-AM talk show host Ruth Koscielak.