Keith W. Bliven

Keith W. Bliven joined KTIV as News Director in May of 2016. He has over 23 years of experience working in news. He is the recipient of several regional Edward R. Murrow awards, Associated Press Awards, Regional Emmy Awards as well as the 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage.

Keith has worked at several stations, all in the Southeast. Most recently he served as Executive Producer at WDSU in New Orleans, LA.  He also served as Assignment Manager at WJTV in Jackson, MS and as a Producer at WTVA in Tupelo, MS. He began his career at WKRG in Mobile, Alabama.

In his spare time, he enjoys talking around the world through Amateur Radio, traveling to historic locations and discovering the many small towns around Siouxland.

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T.J.’s Forecast: Colder and rather cloudy to begin Thanksgiving week

T.J.’s Forecast: Colder and rather cloudy to begin Thanksgiving week

After a slightly warmer Sunday in Siouxland, a cold front will bring with it much colder air to start off

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Police officer in critical condition from shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago

One suspect was shot as searches of the area were continuing, authorities said.

One person taken to hospital after crash in Merrill, IA on Sunday

Authorities say the driver may have had a medical issue before the crash.

Farm equipment catches fire near Ponca and burns down building

A tractor, a pick-up truck, and a farm building were all lost in the fire.

Holiday Lighted Parade set for Monday night

After the parade, the Festival of Trees opens in the Ho-Chunk Centre Atrium, and kids can visit Santa and Mrs.

Sioux Falls ex-fire chief pleads guilty to child porn charge

Nine remaining child pornography counts against Jim Sideras will be dismissed.

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