Two years in the making: WXXV set to debut new morning show

jskrmetta@sunherald.com Twitter: JskrmettaSeptember 16, 2015

WXXV will begin airing a new morning program starting Monday.

The show’s first hour will air from 6 to 7 a.m. on WXXV NBC and the second hour will run from 7 to 8 a.m. on Fox.

"When we initially launched back in 2013, we had a goal to have a morning show and weekend programming," news director Joe Sullivan said. "We’re really happy to provide local consumers with the perfect way to start their day."

Sullivan said the show will feature hosts Katarina Luketich and Bryan Kennedy updating viewers on local and national news stories.

"The energy with the team is great," Sullivan said. "They’ve been preparing for this for the past month."

Luketich and Kennedy will be joined by meteorologist Rob Knight and correspondent Laurene Callander.

Kennedy said it’s a great opportunity for the team to tap into the community even more than it is now.

"It’ll also give our viewers who usually watch our night newscasts an opportunity to tune in and catch us in the mornings," he said. "The morning crew is chomping at the bit to go live Sept. 21."

Sullivan said WXXV is also working to launch a Sunday-night show beginning Sept. 27.

"Almost two years to the day of our launch we are unveiling these amazing new shows," he said. "The station couldn’t be more excited."

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