CBS Radio/Washington DC announced its lineup of anchors for the upcoming All News 99.1 WNEW-FM. Promising live, local news programming, the new team will debut 5am on Thursday, 1/19. The anchors include both new and familiar names in the DC area—some from soon-to-be arch competitor in the market, Hubbard Broadcasting’s WTOP-FM.
“We are very excited to have put together such a great group of professionals who have spent many years covering local and national news,” said WNEW PD Robert Sanchez. “Each brings a specialty to WNEW creating a great team which will deliver important and compelling news that matters to local residents. When Washington needs to know, this team will have them covered.”
Bill Rehkopf and Amy Morris weekday mornings from 5am to 10am.
Rehkopf most recently hails from Pittsburgh heritage news talker KDKA, and prior to that served as the News Director of WPOC in Baltimore. Morris has anchored 1500 AM WFED in the DC area since 2005, having previously served as general assignment reporter for WTOP.
Jenny Glick and Chas Henry middays from 10am to 2pm.
Glick joins from WBAL-AM in Baltimore where she was a lead news anchor. Henry comes to WNEW with a well-established reputation having reported for ABC-7, News Channel 8, plus reporting and anchoring for WTOP.
Evan Haning and Nancy Lyons afternoons from 2pm to 7pm.
Haning is a long-established DC news anchor having worked for WTOP for nearly a decade and WRC-AM prior to that for over a decade. Lyons is locally known, as well, having most recently worked with NPR anchoring the hourly newscasts for Weekend All Things Considered.
Sarah Jacobs and Cheryl Simone evenings 7pm to 12am.
Jacobs joins WNEW from the Baltimore radio market where she has spent the past 12 years. Simone hails most recently from WIOD in Miami, however she may be best known for the decade she spent anchoring at 1010 WINS in New York.