International student graduates and lands in Bismarck

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Westminster College grad Anthony Humes on the air at KFYR-TV.

10608607_369320883234530_113857793533140982_oCongrats to Anthony Humes (Class of 2014) working hard in his first TV news gig as a reporter/photographer at KFYR-TV (NBC) in Bismarck, ND.

Anthony Hume with his peers Joe Ligo and Jarred Treshok (Class of '14).

Anthony Hume with his peers Joe Ligo and Jarred Treshok (Class of ’14).

This young man comes from Darlington-Durham in the North East part of England (that’s 3,500 miles from Westminster College).  He traveled to study and play basketball at Westminster for a semester abroad opportunity.  However, that turn into a full-time college situation as Anthony sought his degree in Broadcast Communications.

He made the big jump into the broadcast news business after graduation and a nearly 1300 miles drive to North Dakota’s state capitol.

Anthony with Hines Ward (Pittsburgh Steelers) during his internship at WPXI.

Anthony with Hines Ward (Pittsburgh Steelers) during his internship at WPXI.

Anthony’s active background with Titan Radio News, WCN, WCN 24/7 and internship at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh served him well.

We offer a big shout out to Anthony and a hearty congratulations for carving out his place in TV news in America’s Northern Plains.

If the call letters KFYR seem familiar, the station made international headlines in 2014 because of a viral video of newbie anchor A.J. Clemente dropping the F-bomb during his debut broadcast.  The incident ended his career at the station on the same day he started.

Anthony’s survived his first day at KFYR.   He’s moving up the ladder making a positive impact on the viewers and his peers in Bismarck.