Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dawn Stensland out at Fox29

Dawn Stensland is out at Fox29 as of year's end, according to her tweet (as reported here by Michael Klein of the Inqy.

That's a shame, because we much prefer Dawn over her replacement and current co-anchor, Kerri-Lee Halkett. Former new anchor Dave Huddleston is co-anchoring the 11:00 PM slot for KYW3, while former sports anchor Don Tollefson is working part time for ESPN 950 (WPEN).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


DON'T Like Kerri Lee

HATE John Bolars

Goodbye Fox 29

October 26, 2009 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerri-Lee Halkett was awarded the 2009 Emmy for "Best Anchor" in the Mid-Atlantic region. She also won the same honor in 2007, when she was honored with an Emmy for "Best Anchor."

Kerri-Lee first came to FOX 29 in 2002 and has co-hosted Good Day Philadelphia, launched the 11am news as well as the 5pm news. Most recently, she and Thomas Drayton launched the brand new 6pm News as well as working on the 10pm newscast.

A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Kerri-Lee's work has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Professional Journalists, Arizona Broadcasters Association, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the National Headliner's Association.

Kerri-Lee came from Boston where she was a weekend 10pm anchor and reporter at WFXT-TV.

She was nominated for several New England Emmy's, taking first place in the "National Headliner" competition for her work during 9/11.

She was one of the only journalists to get inside Ground Zero, where she filed reports for two weeks on what was happening where the World Trade towers once stood.

Before moving to Boston, Kerri-Lee launched "SkyFOX" in Washington, D.C. at WTTG, as a breaking news helicopter reporter. She was invited to the White House to be part of a transportation summit with Vice-President Al Gore, and former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater. Kerri-Lee also filled in as an anchor on the station's newscasts and reported from the ground.

She graduated from Arizona State University's acclaimed Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 1995.

While there, she earned several collegiate awards, and scholarships, and was nationally ranked by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for Television News and Radio Reporting.

Before leaving Arizona, she spent time at KTUC in Tucson, KTAR Radio in Phoenix , and former CBS affiliate, KSAZ-TV.

Kerri-Lee moved to the East Coast in 1995, to take a job as weekend evening anchor at the ABC affiliate in Salisbury, Md.
Now, she calls Philadelphia home, and remains very committed to the community. She is an adjunct professor at Temple University and teaches a senior class aimed at helping graduates get their first job in the business.

Kerri-Lee is also a fitness fan, who works with the staff at PhillyFit magazine on their PhillyFit bashes, which aim to raise awareness of the importance of health and exercise for kids and adults. She is also a contributing writer to Philadelphia Style Magazine, and is the "Green Editor" for Philadelphia Row Home Magazine, even appearing as their "Cover Girl" for the Spring 2009 issue.

Kerri-Lee has been featured in New Woman Magazine, 'W' Magazine, Philly Fit Magazine, SJ Magazine, Times Philadelphia Magazine as well as The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Bucks County Courier-Times, The Delaware County Times and other prominent publications.

In her spare time Kerri-Lee and her young son Van love to spend time outdoors with her husband Kirt and the family dog, Arlo. They love to bike in and around the Philadelphia area, as well as rock climb, hike, kayak, ski and travel.

They live in Center City Philadelphia.

October 27, 2009 4:46 PM  

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