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Kai Jackson Returns to Baltimore, Joins WBFF

bal-kai-jackson-wbff-returning-to-baltimore-an-001One year after announcing he would leave Baltimore CBS-owned station WJZ, where he had worked for twenty years, Kai Jackson revealed he would return–this time to Fox affiliate WBFF, where Jackson will become the primary co-anchor starting in January. “Kai Jackson will join the Fox 45 news operation and co-anchor with Jennifer Gilbert the 4 p.m. newscast that will launch on Jan. 19,” WBFF general manager Bill Fanshawe said Monday.

Jackson will also co-anchor the 5 p.m. and late newscasts.

Jeff Barnd, who has been the station’s primary co-anchor, will become a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns WBFF, and will report from Sinclair’s national bureau in Washington.

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WBFF Adding Newscast to Crowded 5 p.m. Time Slot

Baltimore Fox-affiliate WBFF plans to add a 5 p.m. newscast to its schedule in April, entering the station into local news competition with WBAL, WJZ, and WMAR at that time slot.

The Baltimore Sun reports that WBFF’s new 5 o’clock newscast will be anchored by Jeff Barnd and Jennifer Gilbert, who currently anchor the station’s 5:30 p.m newscast.

“I’m going to change the lineup and run ‘Judge Judy’ from 4 to 5, and run the news from 5 to 5:30, and then, 5:30 to 6,” general manager Bill Fanshawe told the Sun.