Former WFXT Fox Boston morning Anchor Melissa Mahan is resurfacing on the left coast.
Mahan has been named the replacement for Paula Lopez at KCOY (Santa Barbra) and will anchor the 5, 6 and 11:00 p.m. weeknights. She will also co-anchor the 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts on KKFX Fox 11.
Lopez left the station after a number of bizarre incidents and a DUI arrest.
Mahan knows the area as a graduate of UCSB and working as a production assistant at KEYT in 2002.
Everyone appears to be "thrilled".
"I'm thrilled to return to the Central Coast where my television career started," Mahan said. "After working at TV stations across the country, I can honestly say there is no place I would rather call home. I'm honored to join such a talented news team and become part of a very special community."
“I am thrilled that Melissa has decided to return to the Central Coast to join our local news team. She will be a great asset to our organization and the communities we serve throughout the region. I look forward to Melissa becoming part of our community and part of our KCOY - KKFX family,” said General Manager Mark Danielson.