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Submitted photos Perham High School 2000 graduate Cory Hepola, as a sports anchor and program host at Comcast SportsNet in Houston.

Living the dream: A life on the small screen, meeting big sports stars

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Cory Hepola always wanted to be a sports anchor. As a young boy, he would pass a toy microphone around to each of his family members at Christmas and ask them how they liked their gifts. By middle school, he was creating “Tonight Show” episodes, his sister Chelsea behind the camera while he interviewed his friends, who would pretend to be guest athletes and movie stars. Well, he doesn’t have to pretend anymore.


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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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