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KAKE Shuffles Morning and Evening Anchors, Welcomes New Meteorologist

Viewers of Gray Television’s KAKE might be forgiven if it takes them a little time to remember the changes taking place at the Wichita ABC affiliate.

Anchor Mike Iuen and meteorologist Ben Pringle have been moved from the morning shift to weekend evenings. Iuen replaces Larry Hatteberg. Hatteberg, who moved to weekdays to replace Jeff Herndon who recently left for Chicago’s WFLD, told TVSpy starting this week he’ll anchor the 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

The station also welcomed new meteorologist Frank Waugh, who returns to his home state of Kansas by way of Gray’s South Bend, IN, station WNDU. Waugh joins Jemelle Holopirek who remains on the mornings.

Iuen told TVSpy, KAKE Management’s response to our question about why he was being moved was this: “We are expanding newscasts and with the Sunday 10 pm show being the most watched show of the week, we need a strong team there, hence Mike and Ben.”

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Frank Waugh Says He’s Leaving WNDU for Wichita, Announces Replacement

Frank Waugh (right) has announced he will be transferring within the Gray Television station group from WNDU to Wichita ABC affiliate KAKE.

The meteorologist for the South Bend, IN, NBC affiliate told his viewers in a video on his facebook page, “The first piece of news is that my wife and I are expecting our first child in January. The second piece of news is we’re actually going to be leaving WNDU to get back a little bit closer to family.”

He then announced his replacement would be Mishawaka, IN, native David Harker (pictured left), who is also transferring within Gray. Currently he is the evening meteorologist for the Lansing, MI, FOX affiliate WSYM and NBC affiliate WILX. Gray owned WILX produces news for Journal Broadcasting’s WSYM.

Harker started his career at KAVU in Victoria, TX. Waugh, who is from Kansas, started his career at KSNW in Wichita and has also worked at KSNT in Topeka.