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More Changes to KNBC’s ‘Today in LA’

knbc logoWith Daniella Guzman set to take over as co-anchor of KNBC’s “Today in LA,” the NBC owned station in Southern California has some other changes in the works for its morning newscast.

A KNBC spokesperson confirms to TVSpy that Whit Johnson, who currently anchors the noon newscast, will co-anchor “Today in LA” alongside Guzman. Johnson will swap with Michael Brownlee, who currently anchors the morning newscast and will be moving to the noon newscast.

Michelle Valles, who has been co-anchoring the morning newscast since Alycia Lane parted ways with KNBC last year, will return to her previous role as co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Today in LA” and report during the week.

On the revamped morning newscast, which debuts June 30, Guzman and Johnson will be joined by meteorologist Crystal Egger and traffic reporter Holly Hannula, who joined KNBC this week.

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KNBC Names Daniella Guzman Morning Co-Anchor

daniella guzmanDaniella Guzman has been named morning co-anchor at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles. She will anchor alongside Michael Brownlee weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

It is a move within NBC for Guzman, who has anchored the morning newscast at NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago since 2012. KNBC’s announcement of Guzman’s hire comes after WMAQ announced Zoraida Sambolin as the new morning anchor.

“Daniella has the right combination of journalistic experience and genuine warmth that comes across on the air and in person,” vice president of news Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. “She is a dynamic anchor who will further strengthen our newscast and help our viewers kick start their day.”

Michelle Valles has been anchoring KNBC’s morning newscast since Alycia Lane left the station last year.

After 2 Years at CNN, Zoraida Sambolin Rejoins WMAQ

zorida sambolinAfter two years at CNN, Zoraida Sambolin is returning to her old station — WMAQ in Chicago — as the co-anchor of the morning newscast.

“We are delighted that Zoraida will be returning to our newsroom,” WMAQ station manager Frank Whittaker said in a statement. “She’s a native Chicagoan and knows our city well.  I know our viewers will welcome her back.”

Sambolin replaces Daniella Guzman, who has been named the morning co-anchor at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles. >Update: KNBC has officially announced Guzman as morning co-anchor.

“Daniella has been a key part of our morning news growth, and while we hate to see her go, we are happy that she can take advantage of this promotion within our company,” WMAQ general manager David Doebler said. Read more

Lester Holt to Join Son Stefan at WMAQ Anchor Desk: ‘I have to be on my A-game’

WMAQ anchor Stefan Holt is teaming up with his father, NBC News anchor Lester Holt, on the NBC O&O’s noon newscast Friday.

“I asked him: You’re not working on Thanksgiving are you?” Lester Holt told the station. “He said, ‘Actually I am.’ I said, ‘if you guys are short, if Daniella Guzman wants the day off, I can fill in.’”

“I’m a little nervous to be honest,” Lester added. “I have to be on my A-Game. He’s pretty good. I’ve been watching him.”

Lester Holt worked at WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago, for 14 years before joining MSNBC in 2000. He is currently weekend anchor for “NBC Nightly News” and the anchor of “Dateline.” Stefan Holt joined WMAQ as weekend morning anchor in May 2011 and was promoted to weekday morning anchor three months later.

Local Chicago Stations Cover Politics, Protests at NATO Summit

Chicago stations were in overdrive this weekend covering the ongoing NATO Summit, which continues today at McCormick Place.

WFLD‘s Bob Sirrot and Robin Robinson co-anchored an hour-long newscast at 5 p.m. Sunday on the Fox O&O. Political editor Mike Flannery‘s regular Sunday morning newscast was expanded to an hour this weekend.

On NBC O&O WMAQ, weekday anchors Stefan Holt and Daniella Guzman anchored a special 11 a.m. newscast on Sunday. WMAQ also expanded its 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts, anchored by Allison Rosati and Rob Stafford, to an hour. Read more

KPRC’s Daniella Guzman Joining WMAQ in Chicago

KPRC reporter Daniella Guzman is leaving Houston for a job at WMAQ in Chicago.

“I’ll be heading to NBC5 in March,” Guzman told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “Opportunity knocked and I opened the door. I will miss Houston very much!”

Guzman is a reporter and weekend anchor at KPRC, the NBC-affiliate in Houston. She joined the station in 2006.

Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder reports Guzman is the likely successor to morning anchor Zoraida Sambolin, who left the station for CNN in November, at NBC O&O WMAQ.

>Update: WMAQ has made the official announcement (read it after the jump). Read more