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Milwaukee’s WDJT Expands Morning Newscast

wdjt_304Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT is expanding its morning newscast by 30 minutes, TVNewsCheck reports.

“We feel it is important to give our viewers an even earlier start to their morning,” WDJT news director Genie Garner said. “When you wake up, what happened overnight, and what the weather is going to be for the day ahead is very important information. Our expanding coverage will give morning Milwaukee news viewers more choices in the morning.”

The expanded morning newscast, anchored by Jessica Tighe and Nate Kuester, will begin at 4:30 a.m.

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Melissa Smith Joins KWQC as Morning Co-Anchor

Melissa Smith is joining KWQC, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa, as morning co-anchor.

Smith moves to the Quad Cities from Traverse City, Mich., where she is currently the morning anchor at NBC affiliate WPBN.

“Melissa is a leader in and out of the newsroom. She is a strong journalist with a community based philosophy. She’ll fit right in with the KWQC family,” KWQC news director Beth Marsoun said in a statement. “Melissa has a kind way and bright personality.”

Smith will anchor alongside David Nelson and meteorologist Greg Dutra. She replaces Jessica Tighe, who recently joined WDJT in Milwaukee.

Jessica Tighe on Her New Role as WDJT’s Morning Co-Anchor

Milwaukee native Jessica Tighe is settling in to her new role as morning co-anchor on WDJT, the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee.

“One of the best things about the morning show is that people are just waking up and haven’t been connected, and you can let them know what happened overnight,” Tighe told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel‘s Duane Dudek, noting she likes the informal nature of shows that allow for “chitchat” and “a little fun.”

Tighe joins WDJT from KWQC in Davenport, Iowa, where she was the morning anchor.

Jennifer Tomazic Says Goodbye to WDJT

Morning anchor Jennifer Tomazic signed off Friday from WDJT, the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee (video above).

“Thank you so much everyone for watching us,” Tomazic said. “This is a great team. Don’t change the channel, because coming up on Monday you have a wonderful woman named Jessica and she’s going to pick up right where I left off.”

On Monday, Jessica Tighe will take over as morning and noon co-anchor. Tighe joins the station from KWQC, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa. Read more