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CBS 3 announces news anchor assignment

Kristen Vake will join Edward Moody as co-anchor of the CBS 3 News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. beginning Monday, the station announced today.

She is making the move from co-anchor for CBS 3 Duluth This Morning.

“Joining Edward, Dave (Anderson) and Kelly (Hinseth) each night is an exciting opportunity,” Vake said.

CBS 3 news director Kevin Jacobsen agreed.

“Kristen is a strong and committed journalist who knows news and knows the community,” said Jacobsen (left). “Kristen has proven herself with her weekly reporting on the mining industry and her daily connection with viewers. She will be a fantastic addition to CBS 3 in the evenings.”

As a proud Iron Ranger, Vake is already a familiar face in the mining community and has provided significant exposure and insight into to an intricate industry.

“Being a native of the area, CBS 3 viewers include many of my family and friends — it’s exciting to be the one bringing important stories to them,” she said.

Vake, born and raised in Chisholm, received a bachelors degree in communications from Wisconsin-Superior and earned a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago.

In 2017, Vake was a first-place winner for Best Feature Story in the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards.

The Quincy Media-owned CBS 3 broadcasts feature hyper-local news, sports and weather. Other outlets for local content include CBS3Duluth.com and a mobile app.