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WBBH Anchor Len Jennings to Join KMBC-KCWE

KMBC-KCWE has hired anchor Len Jennings, the Kansas City ABC-affiliate announced today.

Jennings will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Kelly Eckerman. He joins KMBC from WBBH-WZVN in Fort Myers, where he has worked since 1997.

“Len brings valuable experience with him,” KMBC news director Sherrie Brown said in a statement. “His reporting skills and strong work ethic are the perfect compliment to our news team.”

WBBH general manager Steve Pontius told staffers today that Jennings’ last day at WBBH will be May 23.

“It’s been great to have him as part of our team and help set the stage for him to fulfill his dreams,” Pontius said.

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Anchor Lara Moritz Takes Indefinite Leave from Kansas City’s Top-Rated Newscasts

Lara Mortiz, the co-anchor of KMBC‘s top-rated 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, is on indefinite personal leave from the ABC-affiliate.

Moritz asked station management for the break on Monday, according to The Kansas City Star.  She will be replaced at the anchor desk by Kelly Eckerman, who has been anchoring the station’s weekend evening newscasts.

Moritz is an Emmy award-winning journalist who last year celebrated her 10-year anniversary anchoring the 10 p.m. newscast alongside Larry Moore.

“We’ll be fine with Kelly and Larry,” C. Wayne Godsey, WMBC’s general manager, told The Star, “and we hope it will be a matter of a few weeks at most.” Read more