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WTVJ Expands Morning Newscast

wtvj logoAfter a successful run with a 4:30 a.m. newscast during the Sochi Olympics, NBC owned WTVJ has made it a permanent part of its programming lineup.

“We had an overwhelming viewer response to the 4:30 AM newscast we launched during the Olympics and are excited to make it a permanent addition to our lineup,” WTVJ vice president of news Migdalia Figueroa said in a statement. “We are committed to providing our viewers relevant local news and information when they need it and are pleased they want to start their day with us.”

The newscast will continue to be anchored by Pam Giganti and Jawan Strader, with meteorologist Ryan Phillips and traffic reporter Kelly Blanco.

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WTVJ Shuffles Anchors: Jawan Strader to Weekdays, Keith Jones to Weekends

WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in South Florida, is shuffling weekend and weekday anchors.

Beginning today, Jawan Strader (left) replaces Keith Jones (right) as co-anchor of the weekday morning newscast. Strader joined WTVJ in August after a decade at rival WFOR, where he was also the morning anchor. At WTVJ, Strader will join Pam Giganti at the anchor desk.

Jones will shift to weekends, where he will take Strader’s place anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on Saturday and Sunday. Jones was hired in June from WTSP in Tampa.

The online bios for Strader and Jones were updated Friday evening to reflect the new assignments. [h/t NewsBlues]

In South Florida, Jawan Strader Joins WTVJ from WFOR

Jawan Strader has been named Weekend Evening anchor and reporter at NBC6 South Florida. Strader joins the station from crosstown rival, CBS-owned WFOR where he spent the last 10 years, most recently anchoring mornings.

Before South Florida, Strader was an anchor/reporter at WOIO and WKYC in Cleveland. He began his journalism career as a photographer/reporter for the Southwest Michigan bureau of WSBT in South Bend, Indiana, and has worked at KJRH in Tulsa and KXAN in Austin.

WFOR recently brought on Josh Benson as its new morning co-anchor.

Rhiannon Ally Named Morning Anchor at WFOR

Rhiannon Ally has been named morning anchor at WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.

Ally joins WFOR from another CBS O&O, New York City’s WCBS, on February 13. She will co-anchor the 5-7 a.m. newscast alongside Jawan Strader.

Ally replaces Marybel Rodriguez, who has been filling in as co-anchor on the morning newscast for several months. In a statement announcing Ally’s hire, WFOR vice president and general manager Adam Levy said Rodriguez will continue to anchor the noon newscast, calling her “an important part of our news team.”

Ally’s husband, Mike Marza, is an anchor at rival WSVN, the Miami Fox-affiliate.