Dickinson native Robin Huebner returns to the air at WDAY-TV, will also write for Forum CommunicationsFARGO – After nearly a year, longtime local newswoman and 2011 Best TV Anchor Robin Huebner returns to the air at WDAY-TV.
By: Wendy Reuer, Forum Communications
FARGO – After nearly a year, longtime local newswoman and 2011 Best TV Anchor Robin Huebner returns to the air at WDAY-TV.
Huebner, a Dickinson native, is returning to television as the station’s new 5 p.m. co-anchor with T.J. Nelson. She is also venturing into new territory as a writer for The Forum.
“We are excited to have Robin join our team. The Forum and WDAY have worked together over the years, but Robin is one of the first people to truly split her time between the two newsrooms,” said Forum Publisher Bill Marcil Jr.
The Dickinson Press and The Forum are owned by Forum Communications Co.
While she is looking forward to returning on-air, the challenge of news writing is exciting, she said.
“It’ll be different, but I hope I can do a good job with it, I really do,” Huebner said. “I’m looking forward to trying something different because it’s not going to be real traditional newspaper-style reporting.”
Forum Managing Editor Mathew Von Pinnon said Huebner will spend the majority of her day at the newspaper, working on a feature that is tentatively titled, “Robin Huebner Reports.”
“Robin will draw upon her more than 25 years in journalism and her experience as a mother, wife and active community member to ask good questions and get to the bottom of relevant issues,” Von Pinnon said in an email to Forum staff.
Jeff Nelson, WDAY news director said the addition of Huebner will enhance the station’s current product.
“We’re pretty excited,” he said. “Anytime you can add someone like Robin’s experience and reputation around town, it can only enhance our product and make it better.”
Fifty-year-old Huebner worked at KXJB/KVLY news stations for 26 years before resigning Oct. 17, about two months after she was removed as a co-anchor on the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts by a younger female anchor.
In December, Huebner filed a federal lawsuit against Hoak Media claiming gender and age discrimination.
Huebner said she was planning to leave the media industry and was looking for a new challenge when the opportunity with WDAY-TV and The Forum arose.
“I just want to go in there and do a good job,” she said.