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

  • Woman Hospitalized after Armed Standoff with Deputies in Douglas County

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. 

  • City of Tower Starts Dredging on Multi-Million-Dollar Harbor Project

    The City of Tower is starting a new phase of an old dream. Back in June, WDIO's sister station KSTP reported that Tower's multi-million-dollar Harbor Renaissance Project hadn't gone anywhere in seven years. But Wednesday, the City said they're moving forward.

  • Minnesota Food Charter Launched at DECC

    Around five hundred people flocked to the DECC for the Minnesota Statewide Food Access Summit. One of the big events? The launch of the of the Minnesota Food Charter. Only four other states have a food charter, but Food Charter Steering Committee Chair Mindy Kurzer said number five is unique.

  • Bong Bridge to Reopen Friday

    The Duluth-bound lanes of the Richard I. Bong Bridge are expected to reopen Friday morning after a summer of construction.  Superior-bound lanes have remained open this year but will be closed next year.

  • TV Campaign Ads Make Wealth an Issue in Minn. Election

    It seems an hour doesn't go by without several television campaign ads criticizing a candidate for having millions of dollars or trying to line his or her pockets at government expense. Class warfare is nothing new in politics, but it certainly is more pronounced in Minnesota this year because of two Republican candidates: Stewart Mills and Mike McFadden. They've been the target of a barrage of attack ads aimed at their personal wealth and how they accumulated it.


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