KSHB-TV will begin airing a new 4 p.m. weekday newscast and has brought on a new meteorologist, according to an announcement by Brian Bracco, KSHB’s vice president and general manager.
Starting Monday (4/8) the 41 Action News Station will give viewers a first look at the top stories, breaking news and weather and will be anchored by Mark Clegg, Christa Dubill, along with Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak.
“I am excited to be adding more news at a time when many stations across the country are cutting back. It reinforces our commitment to keep our viewers up to date on what’s happening in their community on the screen of their choice,“ said Carrie Hofmann, News Director. “This latest news expansion means KSHB now produces seven and a half hours of local news and entertainment programming each weekday.
“Jeopardy” will be moved from its current 4 p.m. time slot to 3 and 3 p.m., with the Jeff Probst show eliminated.
Bracco also announced the hiring of meteorologist Kalee Dionne to replace George Waldenberger, who left KSHB in January for WFTV in Orlando. She will start in late April.
Dionne is currently the morning meteorologist at WIAT-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she has also served as a meteorologist at WSIL-TV in Carterville/Carbondale and WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois.
An avid singer, Dionne has performed at Walt Disney World, Cedar Point, and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Below is a cute clip of her at WIAT trying to deliver the weather and dealing with hiccups.