Duluth reporter promoted to assistant news director

A reporter at KBJR-TV in Duluth is being promoted to assistant news director.

Jessie Slater joined the station in January 2017 and has served as weekend anchor, 5 p.m. anchor, and 10 p.m. weekday lead reporter. She led coverage of the Duluth City Council and Duluth School Board.

Her promotion comes after Assistant News Director Briggs LeSavage was promoted to news director.

Slater graduated from Lyndon State College’s Electronic Journalism Arts program. After graduation she became the morning/noon news anchor and producer for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia before joining KBJR-TV as reporter.

She will continue to anchor the news weekdays at 5 p.m.