Dick Knipfing: My 50 years in Albuquerque Television News

Dick Knipfing
Dick Knipfing

Dick Knipfing came to Albuquerque in the early 1960s as a UNM student. He became part of the Channel 13 news team and the …. rest is history! Knipfing has 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. Come hear Knipfing’s story and be ready with questions that he’ll try to answer.

The presentation is at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Albuquerque Museum.

Dick Knipfing’s broadcasting career spans 51 years — all of which he has spent in New Mexico. Now a senior anchor at KRQE News 13, Knipfing has served as a reporter, anchor, and news director. He has worked at all three major Albuquerque television stations. His return to KRQE brings Knipfing full circle. His TV news career began at the same station in 1963, when he was hired as a reporter-photographer at Channel 13 (then called KGGM-TV).

Throughout his broadcast career, Knipfing has received numerous awards for his writing and reporting abilities. In October 2013, Knipfing was inducted into the prestigious Golden Circle Society sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which also presents the Emmy awards.

Dick is married to Charlene Armijo of Albuquerque. They have two children, three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. His hobbies include playing basketball.