Fargen named news director at WSAW-TV

Bridget Fargen

An evening anchor at a TV station in Lincoln, Nebraska will join the WSAW-TV newsroom in Wausau as news director.

Bridget Fargen spent nine years at 10/11 News in Lincoln and began her career in Rhinelander.

“Bridget’s impact on 10/11’s newscasts goes far beyond her contributions on the anchor desk,” said Mikel Lauber, 10/11 Director of News. “Her professionalism and leadership in our newsroom and her passion for using journalism to improve the communities we serve make a daily impact on 10/11’s coverage. We’re sad to see her leave, but are excited for Bridget and our colleagues at our sister station WSAW.”

“When I arrived in Lincoln in November of 2010, I came here for a job,” Fargen said. “I had no idea how long I’d be here or where life would take me, but this city will always hold a special place in my heart. I got engaged, married, bought a house and we had our first child here. Those are a lot of momentous life events and they’ll forever be connected to this great city. Professionally, I’ve had some incredible opportunities during my time at 10/11, sometimes because I worked my tail off, and other times because people saw things in me that I didn’t see in myself.”

Fargen’s first day at WSAW is March 11.