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WPMT Swaps Evening and Morning Anchors

lutz y warner WPMTBeginning September 29, Harrisburg, Pa. FOX affiliate WPMT is swapping morning anchor Heather Warner and evening anchor Amy Lutz.

Lutz will now anchor the morning news alongside Amanda McCall, meteorologist Jeff Jumper and traffic reporter Chris Garrett. Warner will move back to the evenings alongside Evan Forrester, chief meteorologist MaryEllen Pann and sports director Todd Sadowski. She’ll also anchor at 4:00 p.m.

“What we’ve discovered over the years,” news director David Silverstein said in a statement, “is that our viewers love these two no matter what newscast they are on. Amy worked on morning news programs prior to her arrival here at FOX43, so she is more than ready to wake up early! And of course, Heather has a long history in this area, having anchored FOX43 NEWS AT TEN for many years.”

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WPMT Moving Evening News to Earlier Time

Harrisburg, PA, FOX affiliate WPMT is shifting the start time and adding an hour to its evening news line up.

The station said it’s adding a 4:00 and a 5:00 p.m. newscast beginning August 5. The station currently airs one hour of news at 6:00 p.m. Starting September 9, that hour will be filled with back-to-back episodes of “Two and a Half Men.”

“We have always been laser-focused on providing a reason and a viewer benefit when we schedule our newscasts,” said WPMT news director David Silverstein. “From the launch of FOX43 NEWS AT 10:00, we have reached out to meet an audience that wants local news at non-traditional times.”

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Heather Warner to Come Back to WPMT

WPMT has announced the return of Heather Warner. Warner left the York, PA, FOX affiliate in July to spend more time with her family and pursue a master’s degree in communications.

“Life is always full of unexpected twists, isn’t it?” said Warner in a statement on the WPMT website, “You never know when another fantastic opportunity will strike.”

Viewers will have to wait a few months before seeing Warner again on-air, though.  She will join co-anchor Courtney Laydon, meteorologist Jeff Jumper and traffic reporter Chris Garrett for the morning news beginning May 1. Read more

WPMT Morning News Expands to 4:00 a.m.

WPMT‘s morning news will begin an hour earlier. The Harrisburg, PA, FOX affiliate has announced they are expanding their morning news to five hours by starting at 4:00 a.m beginning Wednesday. The show will now run from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. weekdays.

News director David Silverstein told TVNewscheck, “Five hours may sound like a long time. But you must keep in mind that everybody has a different schedule in the morning. When you have a five hour spread of local news, as we now do, you’re the only station able to serve Pennsylvanians no matter what time their day starts.”

The morning newscast will feature the same anchor line up, with anchor Courtney Laydon, meteorologist Jeff Jumper and traffic reporter Chris Garrett.

David Silverstein Named News Director at WPMT

David Silverstein has been named news director for WPMT, the Harrisburg FOX affiliate, TVSpy has confirmed.

According to his LinkedIn page, Silverstein comes from the Pentagon Channel.  Previously, he was news director at WMAR in Baltimore and was a member of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.