KKTV names new anchor team
KKTV announced its new evening anchors this morning. They'll be Don Ward, most recently an anchor and reporter at WB2 in Denver and Shannon Brinias, who is a reporter at KIRO/Channel 7 in Seattle.
They'll start in early February.
Ward and Brinias may not be familiar names to most people in the Springs, but I remember Brinias from Seattle and both have a bunch of big market experience.
When KKTV let go/pushed out its longtime anchor team of Eric Singer, Melissa Brown and Mike Madson, there were a lot of questions about what the move meant -- was the station going to go young and cheap, was it giving up on ever catching KOAA? Bringing in anchors from major markets certainly indicates they're serious about going after KOAA.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether viewers will come back to the station without like Singer, Brown and Madson.
We'll have a story with more details in tomorrow's paper.