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Longtime Kansas City Anchor Takes New Role as ‘Anchor Emeritus’

larry moore kmbcAfter more than 40 years on the anchor desk, Larry Moore has announced he will soon step back from anchoring everyday and take on a new role as “Anchor Emeritus” for Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC.

Moore will continue to anchor the station’s 6:00 p.m. news until November 27. Then, the station said he will “continue to share inspiring stories of Dream Factory children, contribute to special news projects, appear at station community events and provide fill-in anchor support.”

The veteran anchor scaled his hours back last December, anchoring just the 6:00 p.m. news.

“I cannot begin to express the depth of our gratitude for what Larry Moore means to this station and to Kansas City,” Sarah Smith, president and general manager of KMBC-KCWE said in a statement. “His career and life define everything that is good about this city.” Read more

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Matt Flener Joining KCWE as Morning Anchor

KMBC, the Kansas City ABC affiliate, has announced Matt Flener will join its sister station,CW affiliate KCWE, as morning anchor beginning April 1.

“It’s an honor to join such a well-respected station,” said Flener. “KMBC has a rich history of strong journalism and I’m excited to break stories that continue that tradition. I’m happy to move back to the Midwest to raise my kids. They have a great chance to learn strong family values in the Kansas City area and be close to their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.”

Flener, who will anchor the 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. news on KCWE, comes to the station from KUSA in Denver where he was a news anchor, reporter and host of a monthly political talk show. Read more

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.