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KHBS-KHOG Launches Weekend Morning Newscasts

KHBS-KHOG, Hearst Television’s duopoly in Fort Smith, Ark., will launch the market’s only local weekend morning newscasts on October 13.

The newscasts will air both days from 6 to 7 a.m. and 8 to 9 a.m., with “Good Morning America” airing during the gap hour. John Paul (pictured) joins the station from WSBT in South Bend to anchor the newscasts. He will be joined by meteorologist Brittany Bell and reporter Ben Wagner.

“Saturdays and Sundays are so important to our viewers,” KHBS-KHOG general manager Brian Sather said in a statement. “Whether they have kids’ activities, church activities, or they have to work weekends, they need accurate weather information and they need the most up to date news so they can plan their day.”

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On the Move 9/6/12

Kelly O’Connell joins KCPQ in Seattle as early morning co-anchor.  Previously she was an anchor/reporter for KGAN in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Mike Brooks moves to afternoon and evening anchor at KOKH.  Mike moves back to his hometown from WFTX in Ft. Myers, FL.

Summer Knowles joins WFOR in Miami as a reporter.  She was an anchor/reporter for KSLA, Shreveport, LA. Read more

WHIO’s Letitia Perry Moves to Mornings

Letitia Perry, 11 p.m. anchor for Dayton, Ohio CBS affiliate WHIO, moves to the mornings.  The Dayton native will co-anchor News Center 7′s Daybreak edition with fellow anchors John Paul and Gabrielle Enright along with meteorologist Rick Wirdzek.

“This is an exciting new chapter in my broadcast career,” said Perry.  “I grew up watching Channel7 and to this day I’m still thrilled, excited and proud to be a member of the News Center 7 team.”

The station said it made the move to continue to build on this summer’s ratings surge for their morning news.

Perry has been at WHIO for 12 years, six of those have been at the 11 p.m. anchor desk.  She will start her new duties Monday.

 

Morning Anchor Natasha Williams Out at WHIO

Natasha Williams has parted ways with WHIO after 19 years at the Dayton CBS-affiliate.

Williams has not appeared at the WHIO morning anchor desk since late last month. The station has been responding to comments on its Facebook page with a statement that reads, “Natasha no longer works at WHIO-TV. We wish her well in her future endeavors!”

Williams co-anchored the morning newscast with John Paul. Before joining WHIO in 1993 as a reporter, she worked at WBBJ in Jackson, WTVO in Rockford and WKEF in Dayton.

WHIO is the Latest Station to Launch 4:30 a.m. News

Dayton’s WHIO announced today that it will expand its morning news to the 4:30 a.m. timeslot beginning next Monday.

The station will move Gabrielle Enright, who has been with the CBS affiliate since 1997, from weekend anchor to helm the new broadcast. Enright will be joined by meteorologist Rich Wirdzek and will contribute to the regular 5 a.m. program, which is anchored by John Paul and Natasha Williams, as the morning goes on.

“We’ve had a great response to our expanded newscasts at 4:30 a.m. when we’ve had major breaking news and severe weather,” said news director Dave Bannallack. “Now Gabrielle and Rich will be there for our viewers every day.”

The expanded news will make the cumulative time for WHIO’s morning show three and a half hours, including the 7 a.m. hour, which is broadcast on the station’s digital channel.