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News Anchor

WKMG
4466 N John Young Pkwy
Orlando, Florida 32804
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • Sports Director & KIRO 7 Eyewitness News
  • Sports Director
    KIRO-TV
  • Primary Anchor
    Fox Sports Northwest
  • Weeknight Sportscaster
    Fox Sports Northwest
  • HGTV

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • San Diego State University
11 Total References
Web References
KIRO-TV - The Weather Channel Wiki
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Gaard Swanson - Sports Director & KIRO 7 Eyewitness News @ 5, 6 & 11
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N.A.T.A.S Suncoast Chapter
www.suncoastchapter.org, 27 Mar 2011 [cached]
Gaard Swanson becomes the primary male anchor at WKMG next month Photo credit: Courtesy of Gaard Swanson
Gaard Swanson, a Seattle television veteran who has worked for HGTV, will become the primary male anchor at WKMG-Channel 6, the station announced this morning.
Swanson’s first day on the air at the CBS affiliate was Thursday, Feb. 3, which was the first day of the February ratings period. He co-anchors with Lauren Rowe at 6 and 11 pm.
Swanson comes to WKMG from KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. He works as a free-lance host there. Before that, he was sports director at KIRO for eight years.
WKMG highlighted that Swanson, while at KIRO, had hosted other programs, including HGTV's "Generation Renovation" and several HGTV specials.
"He's very comfortable on camera," WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said. "You'll see that almost immediately. He's very versatile."
Will Swanson continue to do HGTV programs? "He may do some of that as long as it doesn't impact his job here," Valet said. "We'll keep him pretty busy"
Swanson has done live television for 23 years. He started his career in Medford, Ore., and has worked in Boise, Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles.
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GAARD SWANSON joins WKMG-TV in Orlando as the weeknight main anchor from sportscaster at KIRO-TV in Seattle.
Gaard ...
www.kirotv.com, 5 Mar 2007 [cached]
Gaard Swanson
Sports Director
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Gaard SwansonGaard Swanson joined KIRO 7 Eyewitness News in July 2002.
Gaard, who is a native of San Francisco, came to KIRO Television from Fox Sports Northwest where he worked as the primary anchor.Prior to Fox Sports Northwest, Gaard worked as a weeknight sportscaster at Fox Sports in Los Angeles, California.He also worked as a sports anchor at KING-TV in Seattle.
Gaard is known for his many assignments as a field anchor including extensive coverage of playoff games, Super Bowls and pennant races.His experience also includes anchoring for Fox Sports National and hosting the PGA Golf Almanac.
Gaard graduated from San Diego State University.He is an avid golfer and enjoys real estate, basketball and spending time with his two children, Madeline and Isabel.
(from OrlandoSentinel.com) - WKMG-Channel 6 ...
flnewscenter.com, 26 Feb 2011 [cached]
(from OrlandoSentinel.com) - WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe does a pretty efficient promotional job for her new co-anchor, Gaard Swanson.
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I've done aseparate interview with Swanson, but Rowe was there during the chat.
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A particular passion of Swanson's is setting up a project - MyTribeTV.com - to help Native Americans....Cont....
Tags: Gaard Swanson, KIRO, Lauren Rowe, wkmg
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(from OrlandoSentinel.com) - Gaard Swanson, a Seattle television veteran who has worked for HGTV, will become the primary male anchor at WKMG-Channel 6, the station announced this morning.
Swanson's first day on the air at the CBS affiliate will be Thursday, Feb. 3, which is the first day of the February ratings period. He will co-anchor with Lauren Rowe at 6 and 11 p.m.
Swanson comes to WKMG from KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. He works as a free-lance host there. Before that, he was sports director at KIRO for eight years.
WKMG highlighted that Swanson, while at KIRO, had hosted other programs, including HGTV's "Generation Renovation" and several HGTV specials.
"He's very comfortable on camera," WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said. "You'll see that almost immediately. He's very versatile."
Will Swanson continue to do HGTV programs? "He may do some of that as long as it doesn't impact his job here," Valet said. "We'll keep him pretty busy."....Cont....
Tags: Gaard Swanson, HGTV, KIRO, wkmg
Soup Line 2005
www.nwarmy.org, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Gaard Swanson, Sports Director for KIRO TV and Reverend Earl Palmer headlined the event with approximately 300 guests in attendance, including local celebrities.
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Gaard Swanson, KIRO Sports Director and emcee for Soup Line, addresses the crowd.
Gaard Swanson, KIRO Sports Director introduces keynote Reverend Earl Palmer.
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