News Anchors

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…

Adam Ladwig

Morning News Anchor, Producer, Multimedia Journalist

Adam co-anchors KVRR Local News from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Adam Ladwig joined KVRR as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter in October, 2015. Prior to that, he was the Devils Lake bureau reporter for WDAZ-TV for nearly four years. He started his journalism career at KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Adam has won multiple awards for reporting, including an Eric Sevareid award…

Emily Welker

Morning News Anchor, Producer, Multimedia Journalist

Emily co-anchors KVRR Local News from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Emily Welker has made the Red River Valley her home for more than a decade. She came here just weeks after the kidnapping of UND student Dru Sjodin and covered the historic death penalty trial of her killer, convicted sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. Since then, the 2-time regional…

Alison Voorhees

News Anchor, Producer, Multimedia Journalist

Alison co-anchors KVRR Local News at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. Alison grew up in the small town of Appleton, Minnesota. She went to Minnesota State University of Moorhead, where she studied Mass Communications. She graduated in the spring of 2011 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in school, she participated in MSUM’s Campus News program. Alison began working…

TJ Nelson

News Anchor, Producer, Multimedia Journalist

TJ co-anchors KVRR Local News at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. TJ was born in Thief River Falls, MN and was raised in Newfolden, MN and Rugby, ND. He started working in radio at the age of 15 at KZZJ in Rugby. He was a “top rated” morning radio host known as “TJ the DJ” on KZPR during his college…