WCCO/CBSN Minnesota Anchors Gettin’ Testy


Appears to be a mismatched pair of anchors covering the riots in Minneapolis on WCCO, the CBS affiliate and station for CBSN Minnesota. Reporting a tense situation in the city, things seem to be tense on set, as the male anchor repeatedly talks over the female anchor and viewers can feel the tension between these two.

They are actually married – to each other. Amelia Santaniello co-anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news Monday through Friday. She’s been with the station since 1996. Ten years later, her husband, Frank Vascellaro, joined her as co-anchor. They are the first married couple to co-anchor a news program in the Twin Cities.

By the way, looks like these unmasked anchors, on the news set, are side-by-side, much less than six feet apart.

Throwing it to a reporter in an empty parking lot at a mall in Blaine (neighboring community), she wears a mask. Is that overkill? She is OUTSIDE, masks are not needed outdoors, and no one is within 50 feet of her. Seems to be wearing the mask for appearances only, or is sorely misinformed about use of masks.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

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