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

  • Cook County Attorney's Trial Date set for July

    The date for a trial in the criminal sexual conduct case against the Cook County attorney has been set, according to online court records. The five-day trial for Tim Scannell will begin on July 21, with a pretrial hearing on July 7. 

  • Juvenile Correctional Facility Officer Faces Felonies for Alleged Sex with Inmate

    A 23-year-old Grand Rapids man faces five felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old resident of the North Homes Juvenile Correctional Facility.

  • Ex-Investment Adviser from Grand Marais Admits to Fraud Scheme

    Michael Drilling of Grand Marais pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of securities fraud. In his plea agreement, Drilling admitted to creating a scheme to defraud his investment advisory clients. Prosecutors say through his company, Financial Advisory Partners LLC, Drilling defrauded several of his clients by stealing over $5.6 million of their investment funds.

  • Packers Help Break Ground on Superior Sports Complex

    There may be fresh snow on the ground, but Superior High School is celebrating the upcoming construction of their new sports complex. After two decades of discussing and planning, the community got help from some special guests wearing green and gold to move the first bit of dirt for the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

  • Challenge: No Electronic Devices

    Kids at the Hermantown Middle School have been living without their favorite electronic devices, texting, and Facebook for a few weeks. It's an effort to improve focus, in advance of some important test scores.


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