Cory Hepola is an Emmy Award-Winning Anchor at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been called a “Game Changer” in broadcasting, landing on the cover of “Twin Cities Business” magazine.
Cory has a passion for people and for creatively telling their stories. Since returning home to Minnesota in 2015, Cory has earned numerous Emmy nominations, winning for Best Talent – Anchor. In 2017, he was featured in a cover article by “Twin Cities Business” detailing how news media continues to evolve, and that same year he even won a “Hairry Award” for Best TV Hair in Minnesota.
Cory also lives to inspire others, sharing his own story with the message: “nothing worthwhile in life comes easy.” Through faith, family, and creative perseverance, Cory has overcome rejection and downsizing. If you’d like to schedule Cory as a speaker or want more information, tweet him @coryhepola.
Before Minnesota, Cory was a Sports Anchor with Comcast Sportsnet in Houston, Texas, where he anchored daily sportscasts, served as a Host for Houston Astros Pre & PostGame LIVE and the Emmy Award-Winning magazine show “Astros Bases Loaded.” In 2014, Cory earned two Emmy nominations himself, including Best Sports Anchor and Best Discussion/Interview.
Cory’s other TV stops include: KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, WROC-TV in Rochester, New York (Best Sportscast, 2010), WENY-TV in Elmira, New York, KTVH-TV in Helena, Montana, and KXJB-TV in Fargo, North Dakota (Best Sportscast, 2003). Cory also served as an intern for WRC-TV and “The George Michael Sports Machine” in Washington, DC.
Cory is married to his co-anchor, Camille Williams, and the couple has three children (all under four). Cory grew up in Perham, Minnesota and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead.