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VIDEO: Explosion Near KIII Studio Rocks Morning Newscast

A home located five blocks away from the KIII studio exploded this morning during the Corpus Christi ABC affiliate’s morning newscast, startling anchors Jane Monreal and John Thomas and meteorologist Kristin Diaz.

“The studio had a little bit of a ruckus. We’ll have to see what that’s about. We might be making our own news,” Monreal said immediately afterwards.

At least two people were injured in the explosion, which happened at 5:30 a.m., KIII reports. [h/t Jacob Wycoff]

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KIII Expands Morning Newscast on Subchannel

Corpus Christi ABC affiliate KIII has expanded its morning newscast into the 7 a.m. hour on a digital subchannel.

“We are pleased to add another hour of 3News First Edition for our viewers who want more local information during that important hour,” VP-GM Dan Robbins said in a statement. “The format will provide more time for special issues and a variety of topics for our viewers.”

The additional hour will be helmed by morning anchors John Thomas and Jane Monreal and meteorologist Kristin Diaz. “Good Morning America” will continue to be seen at 7 a.m. on KIII’s main channel.

Jane Monreal Joins KIII As Morning Co-Anchor

Jane Monreal is joining KIII as morning co-anchor, the Corpus Christi ABC affiliate announced today.

Monreal was most recently a reporter and fill-in anchor at KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver. Prior to that, she spent five years as a reporter at KABC, the ABC O&O in Los Angeles. Monreal will share the anchor desk with John Thomas, who currently anchors solo.

“I’m excited about being part of a station and news team that has such a strong tradition of excellence and commitment to the community,” Monreal said in a statement. “Everything I’ve learned about the station and South Texas indicatesa¬† bright future ahead. I believe it’s a good time to be here.”