Duluth’s Emmy-award winning KBJR 6 is excited to announce two new additions to its weekday evening newscasts.
Bonney Bowman will join Dan Wolfe weeknights as co-anchor of the KBJR 6 News at 6 and 10 starting in May. Bowman brings more than a decade of experience to the newsroom.
“I believe strongly in the mission of local journalism. Whether it’s keeping track of what the city council is doing, following local business deals, or introducing you to the wonderful people in the community, we help you stay in touch with the place you call home and the issues that matter to you,” Bowman said.
Originally from Chicago and a University of Missouri-Columbia grad, Bowman’s career has taken her from Joplin, Missouri to Lansing, Michigan with stops in Lincoln, Nebraska and Anchorage, Alaska in between.
“Bonney is an experienced news anchor and reporter with a passion and commitment for journalism and community. Bonnie’s enthusiasm for news shines whether she’s at the anchor desk or in the field,” said Kevin Jacobsen, KBJR 6 news director.
While in Alaska, Bonney covered the military and aviation industry in addition to anchoring weekends. Her reporting on the military took her from Thailand to Afghanistan.
“My journalism career has taken me all around the world, and I’m excited that it’s now brought me to the Northland. There are so many interesting stories here to tell.”
Jessie Slater will join Dan as the co-anchor of the KBJR 6 News at 5 beginning in June.
“Jessie brings a fresh energy to the anchor desk and with her experience reporting on important stories in the Northland, makes this the obvious choice,” Jacobsen said.
In addition to anchoring weekends on KBJR 6, Jessie has covered the Duluth City Council and School Board. Slater will continue to follow city and school issues reporting daily for the KBJR 6 News at 10.
“The Northland has become my home, and I’m looking forward to continue covering the place I’ve grown to love,” Slater said.
Slater joined the KBJR 6 team in January 2017 and is a graduate of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont.