We told you last month that Frances Rivera — a longtime anchor at Boston’s WHDH — left the station to join WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York City. Today, the station makes it official in a news release, calling Rivera a “key addition” to the news team.
Along with the new location will come a new schedule for Rivera, who anchored WHDH’s evening broadcasts. Beginning next Monday, she will anchor the WPIX morning show alongside Sukanya Krishnan from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays.
Rivera, who left WHDH weeks after protesting outside of a station event in Boston, said the driving factor in her decision was to be closer to home with her young daughter. “I am really looking forward to joining the PIX11 Morning News, a show that is essential for so many Tri-State viewers,” Rivera said. “I am thrilled to be back home near my family in New Jersey.”
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