Kevin Essebaggers is the co-anchor of 9&10 News at 6 and 11. He also co-anchors Fox 32 News at 10.
A native of Fruitport, Michigan, Kevin holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in broadcasting from Central Michigan University. While first reporting for 9&10 News in 1998, Northern Michigan really got to know Kevin during his years as the live reporter for Michigan This Morning from 2001 until 2004.
The Michigan Associated Press presented Kevin with the award for best individual reporting in 2003. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has also honored him with several awards including a best news special award for the program "Stories of the Great Lakes." In 2009 he was recognized regionally with an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Michigan Emmy Award for a special documentary profiling the service of Michigan's World War II veterans.
Before coming to 9&10 News, Kevin worked as an intern at NY1 News in New York City, as well as associate producer and editor at WZZM 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also has extensive experience in radio, serving as a news producer and host on the CMU Public Radio Network, as well as on-air experience at WCEN-FM in the Tri-Cities, and WKBZ in Muskegon. Kevin returned to CMU for the 2007-8 school year to teach news related courses in the School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts.
Kevin and his wife live with two great dogs which occasionally appear in Kevin's "Try Before You Buy" segments. He runs in several road races each summer, and likes to camp, travel, root for the Detroit Tigers, garden, and take advantage of the sometimes extreme seasons northern Michigan has to offer.
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