Len Jennings, who most recently was the primary weeknight anchor at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, FL since 1997, will join Kelly Eckerman as co-anchor for KMBC 9 News at 5 p.m. and for the 9:00 p.m. newscast on KCWE starting Wednesday (6/20).
Bottom Line Communications announced his hiring in March.
Jennings, a Midwestern native and Boston College graduate, will also be featured every Sunday as co-anchor with Lara Moritz at the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts and will serve as primary anchor for the Sunday 9 p.m. newscast on KCWE.
Veteran Larry Moore and Moritz will be the featured anchor team on KMBC 9 News at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
It will represent a big move for Jennings from the Fort Myers/Naples market, which is the 62nd largest in the U.S. to Kansas City, which is ranked as the 31st largest. Before joining WBBH he was the main anchor at WZVN in Miami for 10 years.
In 2005, Jennings was honored by the Associated Press for Best Continuing Coverage for his powerful and compelling stories on ALS advocacy and treatment. His reporting and coverage highlights include two launches of the Space Shuttle Discovery, extended coverage of Hurricane Charley, Super Bowl XXXIII, and extensive coverage of state and national political races in Florida.
Here was his sendoff from WBBH, including Brian Williams.