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Dick Knipfing


Dick Knipfing came to Albuquerque in the early 1960s as a University of New Mexico student. Since then he reported on hundreds of events which changed the direction of Albuquerque and state history. He has seen incredible changes in technology, the style of network news, and the methods by which news is collected.

His broadcasting career spanned 51 years, all in New Mexico. He retired as a senior anchor at KRQE News 13, in 2014. While there, Knipfing also served as a reporter and news director. He worked at all three major Albuquerque television stations during his career, including KOB-TV Channel 4, and KOAT-TV Channel 7. His return to KRQE brought him full circle. His TV news career began at the same station in 1963 when he was hired as a reporter-photographer (then called KGGM-TV).

Knipfing has received numerous awards for his writing and reporting abilities. In October 2013, he was inducted into the prestigious Gold Circle Society of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Rocky Mountain Southwest chapter.

Dick is married to Charlene Armijo of Albuquerque. They have two children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.