KOMO Anchor Liz Dueweke is going across the street to KCPQ and will help shore up the station's morning newscast.
Here is the internal memo that News Director Erica Hill sent out to the staff:
I’m excited to announce that we are adding to our team at Q13 FOX and enhancing the roles of our very talented morning show team!
Over the last several months, we have been working diligently on ways to evolve our morning show by strengthening the roles of our very important team and casting everyone in the areas where they shine. So I am thrilled to announce that Liz Dueweke will be joining us as co-anchor of Q13 FOX News This Morning from 5am to 10am alongside Bill Wixey, MJ McDermott and Kaci Aitchison. Kaci will be taking on an important hosting role for segments and features, designed to bring life into the show through her incredible talents, her content, and her personality. This is an elevated role for Kaci which puts her in a position of showcasing some of the what we love most about Kaci. She is excited about this new role, as am I.
Liz joins us from across the street where she has been the AM anchor at KOMO for the last year. Before that she anchored 5a-10a at the FOX affiliate in Oklahoma City and has worked in Michigan and Arizona in a variety of on air roles.
Brien Blakely, Kelly O’Connell and Tim Joyce will continue to co-host our 4:30am newscast. Brien will then showcase important breaking news from the newsroom throughout the show and Kelly will be a presence all morning by hosting important, local content. I am excited to work with both of them on ways to further develop our content in the morning show. Tim Joyce will support our weather story throughout the show along with continuing as the face of our Eye Opener Portland cut ins.
I could not be more thrilled to work on our continued growth and ways for us to build upon the amazing talents of this team. It is my belief that we are at the precipice of significant development that will put us at a competitive advantage in the marketplace and have the right team in place to build our content around.
Please join me in welcoming Liz to the team when she arrives on April 21st. Her first official day on the air will be April 28th!