KARE hires first Hmong-American anchor in Twin Cities market
KARE is making changes to its programming that will trigger a ground-breaking moment in local broadcasting.
Gia Vang, a former TV journalist in Kansas City, Phoenix and Fresno, will become part of the NBC affiliate's "Sunrise Team" starting July 8. She is believed to be the first Hmong-American anchor in the Twin Cities market.
She replaces Lauren Leamanczyk who will be joining Julie Nelson and Randy Shaver as anchors for "KARE News at 5."
"By adding Lauren to this already well-established and award-winning anchor team, we will be able to allow all three of our news anchors to get out in the community more and share stories that matter to all Minnesotans," said the station's director of content, Stuart Boslow.
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