In the current broadcasting environment, it’s unusual for some anchor teams to last as long as five years. WPXI‘s Peggy Finnegan and David Johnson reached a milestone this month: They continue to anchor the news together 20 years after they were first paired in January 1990.
Ms. Finnegan and Mr. Johnson, who anchor Channel 11′s 90-minute news block at 5 p.m. weekdays, are the longest paired Pittsburgh TV news team currently and one of the, if not the most, durable TV coupling in local TV history.
Few would have believed it two decades ago when Ms. Finnegan joined Channel 11 from a station in Syracuse, N.Y. At the time, WPXI was the revolving-door station of the market with anchor teams getting put together and subsequently ripped apart with some regularity. More…