Meet The KVRR Team

Noah Cote

Weekend Meteorologist

Noah Cote graduated from St. Cloud State University in May of 2020 with his B.S. in meteorology, and two minors in mass communications and computer programming. Noah grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and from middle school through high school, Noah found himself enjoying the fine arts. He took part in several theater performances and enjoyed singing and dancing in his…

Burleigh Holder


Raised in Minnesota with much of his adult life spent in Fargo, Burleigh Holder is a visual storyteller that is distinctly Midwestern. Graduating from North Dakota State University, Burleigh spent time as an entrepreneur in media services for several years before deciding to try his hand at broadcasting. Burleigh started his studio career at KVRR in 2019. Categories: Meet The…

Paola Belloso

Multimedia Journalist

Paola was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she decided to pursue a Master’s in Journalism at DePaul University in Chicago. During her time at DePaul, Paola covered stories for the university’s TV newscast and co-hosted a Spanish speaking radio show. She also interned at Telemundo Chicago where she was able to do investigative work….

Jackson Roberts

Weekend Sports Anchor

Jackson Roberts joined the KVRR team in November 2019. Hailing from Westchester County in New York, (directly above New York City) Roberts was exposed to major sports scenes at a young age. He became a die-hard Met and Giant fan not long after, which exposed him to the happy and ugly sides of being a fan. Later on in high…

Raya Quttaineh

Multimedia Journalist, Weekend News Anchor

Raya anchors KVRR Local News at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. on Fridays and KVRR Local News at 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Raya was born in (the country of) Jordan but grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a University of Minnesota journalism student, she learned to use the power of multimedia storytelling to capture important moments that tell people’s…

Kathryn Gallo

Sports Reporter

Kathryn joined the KVRR team in January of 2018 and is excited to begin her reporting career here in Fargo! She was born and raised in a suburb just outside of Boston, MA. Growing up during a time where Boston won multiple Championships, it didn’t take long before Kathryn became a huge sports fans. She fulfilled a dream of going…

Chris Howard


Chris is originally from West Palm Beach, FL. He was born in the same hospital he ended up working at, Saint Mary’s Medical Center. Chris worked in the Emergency Room at St. Mary’s Medical Center for 2 years before making the move to Fargo in 2017 with his wife Rebecca. He became a full-time photojournalist at KVRR in November of…

Nick Couzin

Sports Director

Nick grew up just outside the Chicago city limits in a suburb called Lincolnwood. Growing up a Chicago sports fan, his fondest memories are the 2005 White Sox World Series, Devin Hester running back the opening kickoff in Super Bowl XLI and the three Stanley Cups captured by the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He loved the Midwest and…

Marshall Downing

Morning Meteorologist

Marshall Downing came to Fargo in May of 2018 as a graduate of Mississippi State University. As a military kid, he traveled across the country growing up and got a taste for connecting with others and scientific curiosity. This combination led to a career in Broadcast Meteorology. He is excited to add North Dakota to the list of places that…

Austin Erickson

Executive Producer

Austin grew up in the small town of Albany, Minnesota. He got his first job in broadcasting at his hometown radio station AM 1150 KASM where he read farm markets and the weather, and enjoyed picking the music at The Polka Station of the Nation. Austin then went to study Mass Communications/Journalism and Political Science at Augsburg College in Minneapolis….