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Perham grad Cory Hepola featured in metro area magazine

A familiar face is on the cover of Twin Cities Business magazine. Cory Hepola, a 2000 Perham High School graduate, is one of five notable young broadcasters in the metro area to be featured in the March issue's cover story, "Building a brand in a...

Cory Hepola, a weekend news anchor at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, is pictured on the cover of the March issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. Cover image used with permission
Cory Hepola, a weekend news anchor at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, is pictured on the cover of the March issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. Cover image used with permission

A familiar face is on the cover of Twin Cities Business magazine.

Cory Hepola, a 2000 Perham High School graduate, is one of five notable young broadcasters in the metro area to be featured in the March issue’s cover story, “Building a brand in a new era of broadcasting: young broadcasters face more competition, less income and lots of social media anxiety.”

The story explores the challenges of being a TV, radio or newspaper personality in the social media era.  

Hepola, age 35, is a weekend news anchor at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, where he anchors alongside his wife, Camille Williams. He previously worked in other parts of the country, primarily in sports broadcasting, before landing at KARE, where he earned a regional Emmy in 2016.

Perhamites may remember Hepola for his involvement in the school’s basketball, baseball and cross-country programs. Well-liked by his peers, he was also once crowned Snow Week King.

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Hepola’s parents, Terry and Diane, have previously told the Focus that their son showed an interest in broadcasting at a very young age, making home videos and conducting ‘interviews’ with his family members as a boy.

In the Twin Cities Business magazine story, he is quoted as saying, “I wrote in high school that I want to be an anchor in Minneapolis. I’ve wanted it since I was 8 years old.”

A photo of Hepola at his KARE 11 news anchor desk graces the front of the magazine.

The full story can be read online at http://tcbmag.com/Industries/Marketing-Advertising-PR-and-Media/Building... , or hard copies of the magazine are available on newsstands around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and other parts of the upper Midwest.

Twin Cities Business bills itself as the metro area’s leading provider of business news, insight and analysis through its glossy monthly magazine, daily online news stories, e-newsletters and live events.

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