kpzsey_wcybSamantha Kozsey made her debut as morning news anchor on Bristol, VA, NBC affiliate WCYB.

Friday during an introduction by meteorologist Donnie Cox and co-anchor Preston Ayres, she told viewers, “I am just so blessed to be here and to get this second chance to do the news because this is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

Kozsey replaces Tarah Taylor who left the station in December. Kozsey has worked in Charleston-Huntington, WV, as well as St.Louis, MO, and Washington, D.C. She started her career in Bluefield, WV.