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WBAL Adds Megan Pringle to Morning Team

pringle wmar_croppedMegan Pringle is joining Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL as weekend morning anchor. weekday morning reporter.

“Megan’s long experience covering Baltimore news is the perfect complement to our already strong morning team,” WBAL president and GM Dan Joerres said in a statement.

Pringle, who will work with Jason Newton and Mindy Basara, left Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR in November to work in PR.

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As Jason Newton Joins WBAL, Stan Stovall Moves From Mornings to Evenings

jason newtonJason Newton is joining WBAL, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Baltimore. The Baltimore native will anchor the weekday morning newscasts alongside Mindy Basara beginning next month.

With Newton joining station, current morning anchor Stan Stovall will shift to evenings, joining Donna Hamilton as co-anchor of the 11 p.m. newscast at the end of December. Rod Daniels will remain Hamilton’s co-anchor at 6 p.m.

It is a move within Hearst for Newton, who is a breaking news anchor for the morning newscast at WISN in Milwaukee. He has previously worked at WBOC in Salisbury, Md., and WJZ in Baltimore.

“I look forward to joining a newsroom known for its award-winning investigative journalism and political coverage. WBAL-TV is the station I grew up watching,” Newton said in a statement. “Coming home to cover everything that makes this city special is an honor and a privilege.”

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.

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.