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Joyce Garbaciak Named Evening Anchor at WISN

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 9.08.51 AMWISN, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, has promoted Sunday night anchor Joyce Garbaciak to the position of weekday 5 p.m. co-anchor, alongside Toya Washington. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Garbaciak replaces Craig McKee, who will continue as anchor at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Garbaciak, familiar to Milwaukee television audiences for the 17 years she spent at WITI-TV (Channel 6), starts Monday.

She joined WISN in 2006 as a contributing correspondent and has been anchoring the 10 p.m. Sunday night newscast since September of 2013.

“We look at Joyce as a wonderful addition to a great group of journalists,” said WISN president and general manager Jan Wade.

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In Milwaukee, WISN Shuffles Anchor Lineup

Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN is shuffling its anchor lineup heading into the Fall, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Duane Dudek reports.

Beginning August 12, Jason Newton (pictured) will move from the 5 p.m. anchor desk to the morning anchor desk. He joins the current morning anchors Patrick Paolantonio and Marianne Lyles on the newscast; the third morning anchor, Portia Young, will shift to weekend mornings and report during the week.

Replacing Newton at 5 p.m. will be Craig McKee, who will continue in his role as 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor. McKee will anchor alongside Toya Washington, according to Dudek.

WISN has also named Joyce Garbaciak the Sunday evening anchor. She will helm the 10 p.m. newscast alongside Toni Valliere, who joins the station next month, and recently-hired meteorologist Chris Gloninger.

On the Move, 5/15/12

Diana Perez joins ABC News as a New York-based NewsOne correspondent. She previously was a reporter and anchor at WBZ in Boston.

WNYW reporter Katherine Creag joins rival WNBC in New York City.

MLB Network host Lisa Kerney joins WCBS in New York City as a sportscaster and feature reporter.

Araksya Karapetyan joins KTTV in Los Angeles as a reporter. She previously worked at KOIN in Portland. Read more

Phil Blauer Promoted to Weekend Anchor at KFMB

Phil Blauer has been promoted to weekend evening anchor at KFMB, the CBS-affiliate in San Diego.

Blauer joined KFMB as a weekday general assignment and investigative reporter in 1998. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as the main anchor at KESQ in Palm Springs. Blauer will co-anchor the KFMB weekend newscasts at 5, 6:30 and 11 p.m. with Marcella Lee.

Blauer replaces Craig McKee, who joined Milwaukee’s WISN in March.

WISN Airs Primetime Wisconsin Primary Special

With 42 delegates on the line in today’s Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin, Milwaukee ABC-affiliate WISN is set to air an election special at 9:00 p.m., placing it in a rare head-to-head local news match-up with Fox station WITI during the time slot.

WISN’s one-hour special makes good on Hearst’s pledge to have an elevated commitment to political coverage at its stations leading up to the presidential election later this year.

Kathy Mykleby, who anchors WISN’s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, will be at the anchor desk for the “Commitment 2012″ special along with correspondent Joyce Garbaciak and Mike Gousha, the host of WISN’s Sunday morning news show “UPFRONT.”  Craig McKee, Mykleby’s regular 10 p.m. co-anchor, will be reporting from the field. Read more

Craig McKee to Join WISN as Evening Anchor

Craig McKee is the newest addition to WISN, the ABC-affiliate in Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.

McKee will co-anchor the 10 p.m. newscast with Kathy Mykleby beginning in early April. He will begin reporting for the station on March 26.

He joins WISN from KFMB, the CBS-affiliate in San Diego, where he was a weekend anchor. He has previously worked at WOWK in Huntington and KPNX in Phoenix.

The 10 p.m. anchor spot has been open since July, according to the Business Journal. Co-anchor Toya Washington switched to part time to spend more time with her family. She continues to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast and will be paired with Jason Newton beginning later this month.