VIP Sportscasters Announced; To Begin May 6

Published 05/04 2013 09:50AM

Updated 05/04 2013 10:12AM

Green Bay (WFRV)
Local 5 Sports Director Burke Griffin has revealed a list of area V-I-P's that will be filling in as guest sportscasters during Local 5 News at 6:00pm and 10:00pm weekdays on WFRV-TV.  It all starts May 6.

"People are always telling me how they'd love to do my job," Burke offered. "So we figured why not give a few familiar names a shot at fulfilling a dream."

Burke will introduce each V-I-P during Local 5 News at 6:00, and although he'll be on set for 10:00, the V-I-P will fly solo to deliver the entire newscast.

"There's fantasy football and now Local 5's giving the viewers fantasy sportscasting," Burke added. "I guarantee it's going to be something people will want to watch.  I know I will!"

V-I-P's set to appear:
Jim Schmitt - Mayor of Green Bay
Ahman Green - Green Bay Packers all-time leading rusher
Lindsey Kuhn - Wife of fullback John Kuhn
Harry Sydney - Radio host, former Packers/49ers player, coach
Rick & Len - WAPL Morning Radio hosts
Marti Spittell - Former Green Bay TV anchorwoman
Dave Steffens - Green Bay Police Officer
Frank Hermans - Let Me Be Frank Productions

These and more names will be announced at a later date.

Select clips from the V-I-P broadcasts will be posted on, but you'll want to watch LIVE on WFRV-TV Local 5 News at 6:00pm and 10:00pm to see it all.

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