Steve Goodspeed

Steve Goodspeed's role as News Director actually marks his return to Channels 10/13. Steve began his career here in 1979, working as a reporter and weekend anchor at the station. He covered the Iron Range, St. Louis County and state politics. He then reported for two years at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. There his wife became a Packer fan, and depending on your point of view, that can be a good thing or a bad thing! Steve then moved to Minneapolis when he was hired by KMSP-TV. He worked there as a reporter for eight years, covering Minneapolis City Hall, police and the court system, and the Minnesota Legislature. His reporting won numerous awards including Spot News, Writing, Feature, Continuing Coverage and Documentary.

In 1992 he returned to WDIO as News Director. Steve says, "My family and I always liked Duluth. It is a great community for journalism and a great place to live." He says the news department prides itself on solid reporting. "The staff works hard to make sure our newscasts contain stories that are important and relevant to the community." Steve adds, "A television station and its news department play a crucial role in the area it serves."

Steve graduated from the University of Minnesota. He has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's degree in Mass Communication. Like many people in the area, Steve likes to fish, hunt and golf. He and his wife have two daughters.

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Front Page

  • Butternut Man Charged with 1st-Degree Homicide in Toddler's Death

    A Butternut man has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old child. According to the criminal complaint, the man brought the child to the hospital in full respiratory arrest, and the child died the next day. A forensic exam revealed evidence of child abuse.

  • Lillians is Re-Opening in Duluth

    A women's clothing store in Duluth has moved locations, to better serve customers with expanded parking and hours.

  • Duluth Man Arrested in Connection With Armed Robbery

    Police say they arrested a 23-year-old Duluth man suspected of robbing another man at knife point on Monday. Police say the suspect has four other convictions in Minnesota from 2011 and 2012. No one was injured, and the suspect is being held at the St. Louis County Jail.

  • Ebola Worker with Northland Ties Killed in Guinea

    A pastor and clinic administrator with ties in Duluth was killed in Guinea last week. Moses Mamy was part of an Ebola awareness team traveling from village to village. When they reached Womey last Tuesday, residents attacked and killed Mamy and seven others. Mamy's friends say he will be remembered for "his generous heart."

  • Bayfield Apple Festival Looking for Volunteers

    This year's festival starts Friday, Oct. 3 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help out throughout the weekend.