Ernie Bjorkman

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Ernie Bjorkman is a former TV news anchor based in Denver, Colorado. He was the co-anchor on Denver's CW affiliate, KWGN, and has won two Emmy awards as well as Associated Press and Sigma Delta Chi journalism awards.

Bjorkman graduated from the University of Florida in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. He began his career in West Palm Beach, Florida as a reporter from 1972-1976. In 1976, Bjorkman moved to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, where he covered events such as Jimmy Carter's rise to the White House and the Atlanta Child Murders.

Bjorkman's Denver career began in 1982 as a field anchor for KMGH-TV. After two years, he joined News2 as the main anchor and managing editor. He returned to KMGH four years later where he worked as an anchor until 1998, before rejoining the News2 team as the primary anchor.

Bjorkman and his wife Susan have two children, Ashley and Hunter. He has two Bulldogs named Fanny and Ziggy. Hobbies include golf, fly fishing, and hunting.

In September, 2008, it was announced that KWGN and KDVR, would be combining operations,[1] and would operate out of the KDVR office in downtown Denver. As a result of this combined operating structure, Bjorkman, along with more than 2 dozen others, lost their jobs. Bjorkman has since followed his lifelong dream of working with animals and graduated from the Community College of Denver to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.[2]

Ernie is now practicing his new career at a Denver area Animal Hospital and is also hosting a Broadband delivered TV show called PetTales.TV. PetTales.TV programming is designed for Veterniary Clinics, Shelters and Pet Supply Retailers to educate their patrons on the health and wellbeing of their pets.

Most recently, Ernie joined the United States Peace Corps as an environment sector volunteer in Ethiopia.

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Ellen Degeneress Oprah New York Times Denver Post Rocky Mountain News

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External links[edit]

  • [1] www.ErnieBjorkman.com
  • [2] www.PetTales.TV
  • [3] KDVR, KWGN to work closer together, share building
  • [4] Layoffs At Channels 2, 31; Bjorkman To Become Vet Tech
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