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Kirk Varner Bio-Wiki

Kirk Varner is an Award Winning American journalist working at KSTP-TV 5/KSTC-TV 45, as a News Director. He has been part of this network since April 2019.

Kirk Varner Age, Birthday

Varner was a man born in Charleston, South Carolina. His age is nevertheless estimated to be around his 50s. Information on his birthday will be updated soon.

Kirk Varner Parent/Siblings

It is known that the hardworking News Director is a Charleston, South Carolina local. Maybe he was brought up together with his brother and sister. He barely shares any details about his parents and siblings on social media. However, updates will be out soon.

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Kirk Varner Education

No education details at the moment.

Kirk Varner Career and Wikipedia

Varner works for 5 Eyewitness News on KSTP-TV5 and KSTC 45TV as a News Director serving the Twin Cities, Central Minnesota, and Western Wisconsin. He joined this station in April 2019. Kirk is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a member of this team of professionals and to assist in leading 5 Eyewitness News into the future.”

Before joining 5 Eyewitness News, Kirk served as a News Director for WSPA-TV & WYCW. An innovative and experienced newsroom manager, Kirk was a news director for leading television stations in Buffalo NY, Hartford/New Haven, CT, and Cincinnati, OH.

Varner operated as the News Director for ESPN’s “SportsCenter” in the network’s first 10 years, where he assisted the launch of its legendary slate of studio programming such as “NFL GameDay”, “NFL Primetime” and “Scholastic Sports America.”

Kirk also served as the creator of innovative television news operations. As VP for Local News with Time Warner Cable, he monitored the creation and development of ten different 24-hour local news channels across Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and New York state. Kirk is a prolonged member of RTDNA, the Radio Television Digital News Association.


Varner is a recipient of a Peabody Award, the industry’s most prestigious honor, as Executive Producer of WTNH’s 2006 series of investigative reports into carrying on problems with spare parts produced for the Black Hawk helicopters used by the US military. The covering triggered congressional hearings into the problem.   Kirk has led the newsrooms winners of several EMMY® awards, such as Best Newscast for the past three years in the Southeast region.

Kirk Varner’s Wife, Children

He is happily married to his lovely wife whose identity is still withheld from social media. The beautiful pair are the proud parents of two grown daughters though no details about them.

Kirk Varner Height

Varner has an estimated height of 5 feet 8 inches (tall) which is around 1.8 meters.

Kirk Varner Salary

Varner gets an estimated yearly salary ranging from $ 76k to $175k.

Kirk Varner’s Net Worth

His estimated net worth is $1 million and above which he has accumulated throughout his successful career as a journalist.

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