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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.

You can contact Steve at sgoodspeed@wdio.com

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