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Kemp leaving KTVU for Bermuda post

Renee Kemp, a freelance reporter with KTVU Channel 2, is leaving her position to manage a television station in Bermuda, KTVU announced today. [Link]

Kemp originally came to the Bay Area in the early 1990s to work as an anchor/reporter for KRON-TV and jumped to Channel 2 eight years ago as a freelancer. As a freelancer, she also filed stories for BET, Fox News and CNN. For some of these stories, she traveled to Africa, Asia, Central America and Europe while maintaining the Bay Area as her home base.

A recent expose on the AIDS crisis in Africa and in the African-American community earned her an Emmy Award.

“Renee has done a terrific job reporting for KTVU for the past 8 years and this job will provide many new challenges and rewards for her career,” said KTVU News Director Ed Chapuis in the announcement on his station’s Web site.

According to the announcement, Kemp will become general manager of Community Information Television in Bermuda, an English protectorate. She will be overseeing operations, host a talk show and covering local news stories.

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