Channel 6 hires new evening anchor

Via Beloblog:

ABC 6 WLNE today announced Allison Alexander, who most recently anchored morning and noon newscasts at the Cleveland CBS affiliate, as the new anchor for the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Her appointment takes effect Jan. 1.

Stephen Doerr, ABC 6 vice president and general manager, said in a statement that Alexander "is one of the brightest, most talented journalists working in local media."

"I am delighted to be joining WLNE, one of the fastest-growing, most innovative news organizations in the business," Alexander said in the statement.

ABC 6 said that Alexander has won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting and has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. She graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, ABC 6 said.

She and her husband, Craig, will move to Providence next month.

How the appointment affects the anchor line-up -- and what form the evening newscasts will take -- was not clear. Doerr said the station is sorting through assignments.

NBC 10 recently added Dan Jaehnig, who worked at 10 before spending five years at Fox 25 on Boston, to co-anchor its 5 p.m. news and report weeknights for the 11 p.m. news.

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