Mediacom Promotes Jason Janesich

GRAND RAPIDS — Mediacom Communications announced the promotion of its northern Minnesota operations director, Jason Janesich. Janesich was elevated to the position of director for area operations, a move that follows a promotion he received two-and-a-half years ago when he was selected to lead Mediacom operations as a senior manager.

Janesich has overall responsibility for system operations for delivery of Gigabit broadband and digital telecommunication services to residents and businesses in communities and townships across northern Minnesota. His Mediacom service area extends from Grand Rapids to Grand Marais, and south to Cloquet and Carlton County. Janesich has been a Mediacom employee since 2001.

CBS 3 Announces New Anchor Assignment

DULUTH — Kristen Vake will join Edward Moody as co-anchor of the CBS 3 News at 6 and 10 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 10.

CBS 3 morning anchor Kristen Vake is taking on a new role at CBS 3, moving to evenings. “Joining Edward, Dave, and Kelly each night is an exciting opportunity,” says a beaming Kristen Vake. The CBS 3 newsroom agrees. “Kristen is a strong and committed journalist who knows news and knows the community,” says Kevin Jacobsen, CBS 3 news director. “Kristen has proven herself with her weekly reporting on the mining industry and her daily connection with viewers. She will be a fantastic addition to CBS 3 in the evenings.”

As a proud Iron Ranger, Kristen is already a familiar face in the mining community and has provided significant exposure and insight to an intricate industry. She adds, “being a native of the area, CBS 3 viewers include many of my family and friends — it’s exciting to be the one bringing important stories to them.”

Kristen Vake is making the move from co-anchor for CBS 3 Duluth This Morning and says while she’s excited about the move, she’ll miss the morning team. “This move is bittersweet. The last two years have been an adventure alongside my co-anchors and friends, Briggs LeSavage and Meteorologist Austin Haskins.” Vake has been anchoring mornings for CBS 3 Duluth since its launch in August of 2016.

Kristen is a Northland native, born and raised in Chisholm. Vake received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin Superior and a master’s in

Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. In 2017, she was a first-place winner for Best Feature Story in the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards.

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