KCAL 9‘s weeknight anchor crew will be setting their alarm clocks a lot earlier. Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia and meteorologist Evelyn Taft are moving from KCAL’s weeknight 8 and 10 PM newscasts to sister station CBS 2 for early morning duty. They’ll anchor the weekday 4:30 to 7 AM and 11- to 11:30 AM newscasts beginning November 18. They’re trading with current CBS 2 morning anchors Kent Shocknek and Suzie Suh and meteorologist Rich Fields who will move to the 8 and 10 PM slot, also beginning on November 18. Sylvia Lopez and Leyna Nguyen will continue to anchor KCAL’s weeknight 9 PM newscast. The moves were announced today by Steve Mauldin, President and General Manager, CBS 2 and KCAL 9.
CBS 2 weeknight 5 and 11 PM news anchors Pat Harvey and Paul Magers will expand their duties to anchor the station’s weeknight 6 PM newscasts, which are currently anchored by Garcia, also beginning November 18. Harvey and Magers will join weathercaster Jackie Johnson and sports anchor Jim Hill during the 6 PM newscasts.