Published August 19 2012
Former F-M TV personalities: Where are they now?Plenty of TV news personalities have come and gone through Fargo’s news stations over the past few decades. Here are just a few names you might recognize:
• Stacey Deffenbaugh – Deffenbaugh was a morning anchor for KVLY from 1998 to 2003 before moving away. She’s currently the noon anchor for WBBH NBC news in Fort Myers, Fla.
• Stacie Schaible – Schaible has been a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Fla., for 12 years, after being a 6 and 10 p.m. anchor for WDAY in the late 1990s.
• Kelsey Soby – Soby was a former 5 p.m. anchor and reporter for WDAY, and now works as a morning reporter and traffic anchor for FOX 9 KMSP in Minneapolis.
• Dennis Woltering – A weekend anchor for KXJB back in the 1970s, Woltering now anchors the news for WWL-TV in New Orleans.
• Amy Hockert – A former KVRR and KVLY news anchor and reporter, Hockert moved on to KARE 11 in Minneapolis for several years before moving to Washington, D.C. She currently works with the Bring Me The News website as well as SmartMouth Strategies, a training and coaching organization.
• Carol Han – After reporting for KVLY from 2000 to 2002, Han has been the Washington correspondent for Cox Broadcasting, a national network of TV stations, since 2006.
• Vineeta Sawkar – A weekend weather anchor and reporter with KXJB from 1990-92, Sawkar currently anchors the morning and midday news for KSTP-TV and KSTC-TV in Minneapolis.
• Kelly Bartnick – Bartnick was a reporter for KVLY before he pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of fifth-degree assault and motor vehicle tampering stemming from a 2005 incident in a Fargo adult book store, according to Forum archives. Bartnick is currently a video journalist for KELOLAND television in Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Mike Licquia – A reporter for WDAY in the mid-2000s, Licquia made headlines when he was arrested after scaling a fence at Hector International Airport while working on a story. Licquia is currently a senior reporter at The FLORIDA Channel, a public affairs programming service in Tallahassee.