Thornberg joined KVRR in 2004 as a production assistant and currently works as the weekend evening anchor. In her new role, she will anchor the weekday 6 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Austen Schauer.
“It’s a great opportunity, and I’ve been here several years so it’s kind of an exciting new happening,” Thornberg told the InForum.
Thornberg replaces Andrea Larson, who joined rival KVLY-KXJB last year. KVRR news director Jim Shaw said Thornberg’s replacement will likely be promoted from within.