Cheese has been with KTNV since 2003. Three years ago, she left the morning anchor desk and returned to full-time reporting after being arrested for DUI, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
“Rikki’s knowledge of Las Vegas is second to none,” news director Karin Movesian said in a statement. “It was an easy decision to make.”
Cheese will begin as Steve Wolford‘s co-anchor on the 3:30 p.m. newscast on August 27.