WBBM the CBS O&O in Chicago has hired Erin Kennedy as their new Anchor of its weekday morning newscasts.
Kennedy, who has worked as an anchor/reporter for WKYC-TV in Cleveland since 2011, will join Kris Gutierrez beginning May 19 on the 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. newscasts.
“Erin is an exceptional broadcaster,” Jeff Kiernan, vice president and news director at CBS 2, said in a statement. “She’s an experienced news anchor and reporter who will bring an intelligence and warmth to morning news in Chicago.”
At WKYC, Kennedy was the NBC affiliate’s lead anchor/reporter for its coverage of the Cleveland kidnapping victims. She and her colleagues also won an Emmy for their coverage of the Chardon School shooting.
Previously, Kennedy worked as an anchor/reporter for six years at WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. A Notre Dame graduate and a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, she began her career in 2003 at KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas
At CBS 2 Chicago, Kennedy fills a slot that has been vacant since longtime morning news co-anchor Susan Carlson was released last year. Weekend anchor Marissa Bailey and midday co-anchor Roseanne Tellez have been rotating alongside Gutierrez during the interim.
H/T Chicago Tribune