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Early riser

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Melanie Tompkins ’03

Melanie Tompkins ’03 has taken over the role of anchor for ABC 6 News Good Morning from 5:30-7 a.m. weekdays on KAAL-TV, which serves Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Prior to joining KAAL she was a reporter and anchor at KOLN/KGIN-TV in Lincoln, Neb., and an anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria. She also was a member of the news team at St. Cloud State’s UTVS that won several Associated Press awards for its coverage of the September 2003 Rocori High School shooting. Tompkins, whose on-air name is Melanie Bloom, earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

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