KSTP has named Chris Egert the co-host of “Twin Cities Live,” the Minneapolis ABC affiliate’s afternoon talk show.

Egert, who has been the station’s weekend morning anchor, begins in his new role on April 29. He replaces John Hanson, who left the show last year to work at a sports radio station.

“It’s an exciting career move for me and my family and I can’t wait to be part of the show,” Egert said in a statement.

“Twin Cities Live” is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its debut on April 21, 2008.

“The show is always evolving and improving. And with the addition of Chris Egert, our team is ready to take the show to new levels,” executive producer Mandy Tadych said.