One Anchor Joins Fargo Station as Another Preps for Retirement

By Kevin Eck 

Tom Tucker is joining Fargo, N.D. NBC and CBS affiliate KVLY as the 10 p.m. anchor.

Tucker has worked at KESQ Palm Springs, Calif. for the last 20 years. He said the staff at KVLY has been “very professional, and incredibly kind and welcoming.”

“I’m really grateful for this opportunity to work with people that I like, at a station that has such a great reputation, and a long track record of success in serving viewers in the Fargo Moorhead area,” said Tucker.


“Tom brings a great world of experience to the Valley News Live newsroom,” said news director Renee Nygren. “I cannot wait for Tom to start using his broadcast talents and for our community to get to know him,”

Tucker’s addition means the station’s longtime evening anchor, Mike Morken, will only anchor the 6 p.m. newscast. Morken, who hinted at retirement, said the move had “been in the works for some time.”

“September 2021 will mark my 32nd year of working in television news in Fargo. Before that, it was 10 years in Minot at KXMC. I’m not ready to say ‘good-bye’ yet, but I am ready to start the process,” said Morken. “Getting home after the 6:00 news will be a great way to do so and yet continue to work with the wonderful people at Valley News Live to provide our viewers with information they want. Keep in mind, I’m making a schedule change, not leaving!”