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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Anthony Congi is Now a Weekend Anchor

At Idaho's KDIK. Here's the official bio.

Anthony Congi

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By Lori Quigley

Anthony comes to Idaho Falls as a reporter after spending his whole life in northern California. He grew up in the small mountain community of Dunsmuir, a town of around 2,000 people near Mt. Shasta. While growing up, Anthony was quite active in sports, lettering in football, basketball and baseball all four years of high school. Anthony started writing for the school newspaper as a freshman and his interest in journalism grew to a passion. As a senior, Anthony was presented the 2003 Bank of America National Academic Achievement Award for excellence in journalism.

After graduating, Anthony left his quiet town and headed for the big city life and attended the University of San Francisco. At USF, he wrote for the school paper and was the announcer at the sporting events for the Dons. Anthony also hosted a show and served as news and sports director, for KDNZ, an all student run radio station. Anthony spent two summers as a sports and news intern for KRCR-TV in Redding, CA. After graduating from USF in May of 2007 with a degree in Media Studies with an emphasis in journalism, Anthony returned to KRCR where he worked as an editor and fill-in news reporter until March 2008.

Though he misses his family and friends in California, he says everyone he's met in Idaho has been very kind and makes him feel right at home. "I'm very excited to report the news here in eastern Idaho and I'm looking forward to both the challenge of the job and meeting new people everyday." In his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing basketball and golf, reading, watching movies and cooking. He's also a huge sports fan and loves to watch his favorite Bay Area teams; the Giants, 49ers, Warriors and his beloved USF Dons.

Anthony is always looking for story ideas and loves hearing from viewers so feel free to drop him an email at anthonyc@kidk.com.