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Salt Lake City’s KUTV Expands Morning Newscasts

KUTV is expanding its morning news coverage by adding a weekend news show and by extending the weekday show by a half-hour, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The Salt Lake City CBS affiliate’s weekend show begins next weekend and will air from 7 to 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday while the weekday show will begin at 4:30 a m.

There’s no indication from KUTV who will anchor the weekend morning news.  We have reached out to the station and will update with any new information.

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KSTP’s Vineeta Sawkar Told She’s Not Part of Station’s Future

Vineeta Sawkar

Vineeta Sawkar, morning news anchor for ABC-affiliate KSTP has been told she will no longer anchor after May 1, 2013.

Sawkar says she wasn’t expecting the news given she’s only two years into a five year contract, “[I] don’t think I’m part of their future, and that’s fine,” Sawkar told the StarTribune.  “I don’t take it personally.  I’m not bitter.  I’m not mad about it.”

“While she may not be anchoring a regularly scheduled newscast on May 1, that doesn’t mean her opportunities are over at KSTP,” said Lindsey Radford, KSTP’s news director.  “We’ll certainly consider her for a reporting role because she’s just been a tremendous person in the newsroom.”

Sawkar told Twincities.com the eight month deadline gives her some time to consider her future, “I’ve been looking at ads out there and at different companies and thinking, ‘What would I like to do?’ There’s a lot out there. I hope someone would find me valuable enough to hire.”

The Twin Cities anchor has been at the station for all but five of her 22 years in broadcasting.

KUTV’s Mary Nickles Reveals Her New Look

Mary Nickles on set

Mary Nickles, morning News Anchor for KUTV the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, revealed the next step in her recovery from breast cancer Monday morning by going on-air without her wig.

Diagnosed last December, Nickles stayed at the anchor desk throughout her treatment. She wore the wig to hide the hair loss from the chemotherapy treatments that ended in early July.

“I’m hoping it looks like a super-short haircut,” Nickles tells the Salt Lake Tribune. “And not hair growing back after chemo.”

Far from keeping it a secret, Nickles tweeted her intentions to show off her real hair the night before the show. “Going wigless for the newscasts Monday morning! Debut of the new short do at 5am!”