New Main Anchor named in New Mexico

Albuquerque's KOB announced they have hired a new main anchor.

Tessa Mentus will join Tom Joles as co-anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts Monday through Friday.

Mentus comes to KOB from WTVY in Dothan, Ala., where for the last three years she was an evening anchor and reporter. 

Let's see what quotes the Creative Services Department made up for Mentus and News Director Michelle Donaldson: 

"Tessa stood out because of her experience and passion for providing comprehensive coverage of the issues that are important to people," News Director Michelle Donaldson said. "She brings an energy and fresh perspective to the newsroom. Her personal connection with both her audience and her stories is a perfect fit for KOB 4's commitment to New Mexico."

"KOB 4 has a long history of producing quality news and I'm excited to join the team," Mentus said. "I'm also looking forward to exploring New Mexico and getting to know the unique culture here."