Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Three New Female Faces Seen on Local Channels

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Three New Female Faces Seen on Local Channels

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THREE NEW FACES are turning up on local TV channels.

Gina Kurre joins Channel 2 as an anchor and reporter beginning Sept. 9. Most recently, Kurre was anchor of the 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts at KATV in Little Rock; she'd been with the station since 1988 and won a local Emmy in 1993 for a two-hour special on Bill Clinton's presidential campaign.

Previously, Kurre worked at WREG in Memphis and KFSM in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born in Jackson, Mo., and got her journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1984.

Also new at Channel 2 is Robin Guess, who joins the news team Sept. 12 as a general assignment reporter. Guess comes from KNTV in San Jose, Calif. She formerly was a reporter and investigative producer at KIRO in Seattle, where she was responsible for uncovering Washington Huskies recruiting violations that led to the firing of the head coach.

Guess has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

At Channel 5, the hiring of meteorologist Mary Elizabeth Wrobel fills a vacancy on the weathercasting team that had existed since the death of Bob Richards in March.

Wrobel, who went on the air Friday, was a weather anchor at WFMY in Greensboro, N.C. Previously, she'd worked at WIBV in Buffalo, N.Y.; she got her meteorology training at the State University of New York at Brockport.

The newsroom at Channel 11 has voted to become part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union. Reporters, anchors, producers, the assignment editor, the sports reporter (not the anchor) and the weathercaster are covered.

Meanwhile, Channel 11 announced that its license had been renewed by the FCC. The station went on the air April 28, 1959.

NBC starts production next month on "Roseanne and Tom: A Hollywood Marriage," the network said Friday. Patrika Darbo ("Corrina, Corrina," "In the Line of Fire") will play Roseanne, with Stephen Lee as Tom Arnold.

a two-hour NBC movie based on the true story of Roseanne and Tom Arnold's tumultuous love affair. …

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