Shifting the Anchors at NBC O&O's

Zoraida Sambolin (pictured), who left her job as CNN morning news anchor last December to move back home to Chicago, is rejoining NBC-owned WMAQ.

Robert Feder says that Starting May 22, Sambolin will co-anchor “NBC 5 News Today” with Stefan Holt from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.

She will replace Daniella Guzman, who is moving to KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles, as anchor of a revamped “Today in L.A.” 

Guzman is replacing Michelle Valles, who replaced Alycia Lane.

Sources tell FTVLive that KNBC GM Steve Carlston was set on Valles as the Morning Anchor, but was over ruled when NBC O&O boss Valari Staab told him that Carlston was headed to LA.