The new KCCI-TV morning team is finally in place for Newschannel 8 This Morning.
This team has been gradually rolled out during August with Katie debuting solo while Marcus was on his annual summer vacation, then Marcus came back, add in a short reunion with meteorologist Jason Parkin and Matinka Slater and now you’ve got the whole gang together.
unite assemble! (One of my favorite lines from Anchorman, BTW, what is yours?)
Wes Callison has taken his place on the Channel 8 set and is the new morning meteorologist at Des Moines’ top-ranked station. His bio page is here, but it says he’s a St. Louis native with work in Lincoln, Nebraska before his stop in Michigan.
Callison is the new Bryan Karrick who has landed in Minneapolis. I received this tip a couple of weeks ago:
Check out WeatherNation, based out of Excelsior MN. You can see him on their internet website on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, typically in the morning into the early afternoon. Best place to see him in action is on the startribune.com website.
As well as the weathernation.net website. Since they do use different meteorologists at various times of the day and night, you will have to navigate a little to find him.
So this completes the new anchor team of Marcus Macintosh, Katie Ward and Wes Callison. Katie replaces Caitlyn Coyner who now is in North Carolina at a station in Raleigh, WTVD.
So maybe this will bring more questions of where did Bryan Karrick go, or less. But Wes is more. He’s from the a station in Grand Rapids, Michigan. No word on how many candidates Wes beat out for the job, but KCCI is one of the top rated affiliates in the country and is run by a strong corporation in Hearst Broadcasting.
What do you think? Will this team work? Will Wes fit under the umbrella of protection? Will he end up pregnant like Jeriann Ritter, Megan Reuther or the others just to fit in the market?