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WCYB Adds Samantha Kozsey as Anchor

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.

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Bristol’s WCYB Adds Julie Newman, Brian Bishop

WCYB-WEMT in Bristol, TN has hired anchor Julie Newman (pictured) and reporter Brian Bishop.

Newman will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts with Garick Zikan beginning April 4. She comes to Bristol from Blue Ridge PBS, where she has been a producer and host for three years. Bishop, who will be a general assignment reporter, joins WCYB from WKPT in Kingsport, TN.

The station has also shuffled two meteorologists: weekend meteorologist Donnie Cox has been promoted to weekday mornings, and WEMT weekend meteorologist David Boyd has been moved to WCYB’s weekend newscasts.