Connolly comes to WESH from WFXT in Boston where he was a morning anchor and reporter.
Current 5:00 p.m. anchor Jim Payne will continue to anchor at 4:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
“With so many hours of news a day, adding Brett to the anchor team will only strengthen how WESH 2 covers news for Central Florida viewers,” Jim Carter, president and GM of WESH said in a statement. Carter also said, “Adding Brett will allow Jim Payne to cover more news from the field, something that we wanted to do for some time.”
Connolly starts Monday, February 17.
Trading in the snow for sunshine in Fla. Excited to join @WESH
— Brett Connolly (@ConnollyWESH2) February 3, 2014