KSPN names Walker as news director


Lannie Walker

KSPN2 News announced last Monday that former anchor Lannie Walker will become its news director effective January 2018. Walker first came to Saipan in 2007 as an anchor and reporter at KSPN2. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and previously reported for KUAM in Guam.

“I am excited at the chance to bring broadcast journalism here to new places. We want to try different things and see how we can best deliver the news to our viewers.” said Walker.

Walker assumes the news director reins from Bob Coldeen who has served jointly as news director and sports director since 2008. Coldeen will remain sports director and will continue to assist with production and special projects.

Coldeen who has been with the local news since 1991 said “For the last 10 years I have been privileged to serve as news director for our community. I look forward to reporting local sports with a flair, and hopefully a little more time with my grandkids.”

President and managing partner of Flame Tree TV Chris Nelson said, “We are really excited to have Lannie back with us, she’s not just a great storyteller, she knows the territory and knows the community. Our viewers can expect the same dedication to local news that we have always along with some fresh ideas. We also want to emphasize that Coldeen is not retiring, he’s going to focus on local sports, and there’s nobody like him that can bring it to life like he can. Our viewers can continue to ask ‘“Did you get that Bob?’”

Flame Tree TV produces the KSPN2 Local News, along with Visitor Channels in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. The company also produces TV Commercials, Documentaries, Digital Signage, and the Saipan Guide Map. It can be seen on Channel 2, Channel 3, Channel 42, and at saipantv.com. (PR)

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