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VIDEO: Explosion Near KIII Studio Rocks Morning Newscast

A home located five blocks away from the KIII studio exploded this morning during the Corpus Christi ABC affiliate’s morning newscast, startling anchors Jane Monreal and John Thomas and meteorologist Kristin Diaz.

“The studio had a little bit of a ruckus. We’ll have to see what that’s about. We might be making our own news,” Monreal said immediately afterwards.

At least two people were injured in the explosion, which happened at 5:30 a.m., KIII reports. [h/t Jacob Wycoff]

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KIII Expands Morning Newscast on Subchannel

Corpus Christi ABC affiliate KIII has expanded its morning newscast into the 7 a.m. hour on a digital subchannel.

“We are pleased to add another hour of 3News First Edition for our viewers who want more local information during that important hour,” VP-GM Dan Robbins said in a statement. “The format will provide more time for special issues and a variety of topics for our viewers.”

The additional hour will be helmed by morning anchors John Thomas and Jane Monreal and meteorologist Kristin Diaz. “Good Morning America” will continue to be seen at 7 a.m. on KIII’s main channel.

Jane Monreal Joins KIII As Morning Co-Anchor

Jane Monreal is joining KIII as morning co-anchor, the Corpus Christi ABC affiliate announced today.

Monreal was most recently a reporter and fill-in anchor at KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver. Prior to that, she spent five years as a reporter at KABC, the ABC O&O in Los Angeles. Monreal will share the anchor desk with John Thomas, who currently anchors solo.

“I’m excited about being part of a station and news team that has such a strong tradition of excellence and commitment to the community,” Monreal said in a statement. “Everything I’ve learned about the station and South Texas indicatesa  bright future ahead. I believe it’s a good time to be here.”

Ashley Glass Moves to Weekend Co-Anchor at WFTS

Ashley Glass has been promoted to weekend morning co-anchor at Tampa ABC-affiliate WFTS.

Glass, a Florida native, joined WFTS in 2010 as a weekday morning reporter and fill-in anchor. She has previously worked at WCJB in Gainsville, WICS in Springfield, IL and WPEC in West Palm Beach.

Glass will anchor alongside John Thomas and Bill Logan on Saturday and Sunday mornings. She replaces Ellen McNamara, who left WFTS to join KSTP earlier this year.

KIII Adds Half-Hour to Morning Newscast

KIII is expanding its weekday morning newscast.  Beginning this week, the Corpus Christi ABC-affiliate is adding an extra thirty minutes to its morning show, moving its start time to 5:00 a.m.

“We are proud to be able to provide an additional half-hour of morning news to the viewers of South Texas,” KIII news director Richard Longoria said, announcing the programming change. “We’ll continue to make sure our viewers have all the information they need to get their day going.”

The change to the morning newscast, which will continue to be anchored by John Thomas and Caitlin Espinosa, comes two weeks after the station introduced veteran Texas broadcast executive Dan Robbins as its vice president and general manager. Read more