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As Steve Chenevey Returns to WTTG, Tony Perkins Moves to Evenings

chenevey perkinsWith Steve Chenevey (left) set to rejoin Fox-owned WTTG in Washington, D.C., next month, changes are afoot for the station’s morning and evening anchor lineups. Chenevey will co-anchor the morning newscast beginning November 4 and Tony Perkins (right) will move to evenings beginning October 28.

“I am thrilled to announce Steve’s return to the FOX 5 family and Tony’s move to evenings. This new talent lineup will enhance our incredible bench of reliable and engaging news anchors, who continue to keep our commitment to bringing viewers relevant and compelling local news,” WTTG vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini said in a statement.

Chenevey, who was most recently the morning anchor at rival WJLA, will co-anchor “Fox 5 Morning News” alongside Allison Seymour. Perkins, who has been WTTG’s morning anchor since 2012, will co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast with Laura Evans and the 10 p.m. newscast with Shawn Yancy.

“I’ve always been a believer that you actually can go home again and I’m incredibly fortunate to get the chance to return to my FOX 5 News family. I’m ready to jump back in without skipping a beat,” Chenevey said. “I can’t wait to see so many familiar faces and reunite with our loyal viewers.”

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After Nearly Two Years at WJLA, Steve Chenevey Will Return to WTTG

SteveCheneveyAlmost two years after leaving WTTG for rival WJLA, Steve Chenevey is set to return to the Fox owned station in Washington D.C., TVSpy has learned.

Staffers at ABC affiliate WJLA were told of Chenevey’s departure this afternoon, we’re told. He begins in November at WTTG; it is not immediately clear what his assignment will be.

Chenevey, who spent nine years as the morning anchor at WTTG, has most recently served as a general assignment reporter at WJLA. He was originally hired at the station as the morning and noon anchor.

Tony Perkins, Wisdom Martin Promoted at WTTG

WTTG has officially promoted Tony Perkins and Wisdom Martin to morning anchor positions, the Washington, DC Fox O&O announced today.

Perkins will co-anchor from 7 to 10 a.m. alongside Allison Seymour, while Martin will co-anchor from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with Sarah Simmons. Both Perkins and Martin have held these roles on a temporary basis since earlier this year; Perkins replaced Steve Chenevey in January, while Martin replaced Gurvir Dhindsa in March.

“We are pleased to welcome Tony and Wisdom into these new roles on our FOX 5 morning newscasts,” WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin said in a statement. “They are both seasoned journalists, who are widely respected in this market.”

WJLA Hires Steve Chenevey Away From WTTG

Steve Chenevey, who has been WTTG‘s morning anchor since 2003, is joining crosstown rival WJLA.

Chenevey will anchor the ABC-affiliate’s morning and noon newscasts, working alongside Cynne Simpson.

“We have been working to put this team together for quite some time,” WJLA general manager Bill Lord said.  “Steve and Cynne did an exceptional on camera session together, and we believe they will be the team to watch on morning news for years to come.”

Before moving to D.C., Chenevey worked at WPXI in Pittsburgh, his hometown.

Christine O’Donnell Tells WTTG She Walked Out on Piers Because ‘He Wouldn’t Stop Talking About Sex’

In her first TV appearance since walking out on Piers Morgan earlier this week, Christine O’Donnell sat down with WTTG morning anchor Steve Chenevey on Thursday and complained that the CNN host wouldn’t stop talking about sex.

“Well first of all I want to set the record straight, it wasn’t the question on gay marriage,” O’Donnell told Chenevey. “He had a decidedly inappropriate line of questions leading up to that, that many people– bloggers–are saying was just border-line creepy.”

“I was not there to talk about sex, and he would not stop trying to talk about sex,” she said (video inside). Read more

Emmy Rundown: National Capital Chesapeake Bay

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay chapter of NATAS awarded their Emmys over the weekend, honoring excellence in news reporting in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Baltimore’s WBFF was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 Emmys. Kathleen Cairns was named the area’s best live reporter, and the Fox affiliate also took home two Emmys for best general assignment reporting.

WTTG followed closely behind with 13 Emmys. The Fox Washington DC O&O was honored for best morning newscast. WTTG anchor Steve Chenevey was named Washington’s best news anchor.

WRC, the Washington DC NBC O&O, took home six Emmys — including awards for best continuing coverage, for weather reporting on last winter’s “Snowpocalypse,” and best team coverage for the Discovery Channel hostage situation.

View the full list of winners here.