LeSavage named news director at KBJR-TV

Assistant News Director Briggs LeSavage has been promoted to news director at KBJR-TV in Duluth.

A Duluth native, LeSavage started at KBJR-TV as a co-anchor, producer, and reporter in 2016. She’s a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where she studied communications and journalism.

“Our viewers are very fortunate to have some excellent journalists from outside of our area who call Duluth home,” Todd Wentworth, KBJR VP-general manager, said. “Our newsroom is just as fortunate to have a ‘home-grown’ leader in Briggs LeSavage. I am so proud to have promoted a person from within who has grown up here. In the end, our market and our viewers will benefit from Briggs’ journalistic instincts and dedication to the area … her hometown.”

“It’s been a huge honor to tell stories in the community I grew up in,” LeSavage said. “Now, I’m grateful to be able to continue that work in a new role; one that will allow me to be an even greater voice for my neighbors across the Northland. I recognize the extreme value local news plays in today’s world and I am very much looking forward to taking that to new heights here at KBJR 6/CBS 3.”