Lee Timmerman

KFYR-TV Sports Director/Anchor

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ltimmerman@kfyrtv.com

While growing up in Tea, South Dakota, my vision in life was to follow my father's footsteps and become a farmer.

In the late 70's & early 80's interest rates were 20% or higher so my vision needed to change. Today, I'm the Sports Director for KFYR-TV, a position I've enjoyed since the retirement of Rog Higgins in 1989. I'm also the television play-by-play announcer for University of Mary football and basketball, color analyst for North Dakota State football and for over two decades was the lead announcer for high school state championship events.

I was awarded the prestigious National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association's Powerade Award for the National Broadcast Story of the Year in 2004, for a four-part series I did on North Dakota's vote to add a third class of high school basketball. This national honor is something I cherish because the National Print Story of the Year winner that year was Gary Smith of Sports Illustrated, so to be in that company is special.

I've been blessed with many additional accolades throughout my career. I've been chosen by my peers as the North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year four times, I was named Sportscaster of the Year by the North Dakota Broadcasters Association five times, plus I've been honored with twelve N.B.N.A. Eric Sevareid Awards for play-by-play, anchoring and sports reporting. I am very proud to be part of KFYR-TV's Upper Midwest Region Emmy Awards for best newscast. And in 2002, I received a once-in-a-lifetime "Award of Merit" from the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.

My wife Amber and I moved to Bismarck in 1989. I'm a graduate of Lennox, South Dakota High School and Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota, with a B.S. in Speech Communications/Radio-TV.


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