Karen Shimizu — Saveur

Karen Shimizu covers international drinks, foods and cooking.  She has written about the International Edible Book Festival and regional snack options. Shimizu was previously assistant editor for the magazine. Shimizu graduated from Smith College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies. She has a master’s in journalism from New York University. Karen Shimizu, [...]

Royal Norman — KMSB-TV

Royal Norman is currently an anchor and meteorologist for KMSB. He is also a staff meteorologist for the KFYI studios and an anchor and a meteorologist for the Belo Corporation. Prior to joining KMSB-TV, Norman was a weekend meteorologist for KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, and the chief meteorologist for WXIA-TV in Atlanta,Georigia. Norman graduated with [...]

Kristin Broughton — American Banker

Kristin Broughton is a reporter at the American Banker. Most recently, Broughton worked as a committee analyst for Bloomberg Government. She has also served as a researcher for CQ Roll Call. Broughton earned a bachelor’s degree in English-Literature from Macalester College and a master’s degree in public finance and budgeting from George Washington University. Kristin [...]

Dianne Derby — KKTV-TV

Dianne Derby co-anchors the weekday 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts at KKTV with Don Ward. Prior to joining the station, she served as an anchor for five years at WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. She also spent time as a reporter for WSAV-TV (NBC) in Savannah, Georgia. Derby graduated from the [...]

Tess Taylor — WJJY-FM/KBLN-FM

Tess Taylor co-hosts mornings on WJJY-FM and hosts the midday show on sister station KBLB-FM, both of which are in in Baxter, Minnesota. She also prepares the news for all the BL Broadcasting stations: WJJY-FM KUAL-FM, KLIZ-FM. Additionally, she co-hosts Community Focus and emcees lakes area events. Taylor graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a [...]