Chris Saldaña and Allison Miller will take over as anchors of “KEYE-TV Morning News” starting Feb. 16, the station said. The two currently co-host “We Are Austin,” KEYE’s 9 a.m. lifestyle program.
Miller also serves as the CBS affiliate’s morning meteorologist, but with her move to the anchor desk weekend meteorologist Jordan Steele will be taking over those duties.
Ericka Miller, the station’s current morning co-anchor, will remain on that broadcast, but take on a new role as the “Happening Now” anchor, handling breaking news and monitoring developing stories.
Hunter Ellis, the station’s other morning anchor, departed in December to focus on making documentaries. Reporter Alex Boyer had been filling in.
Ashley Roberts will continue to serve as traffic anchor while the station looks for a permanent replacement for Erica Brennes, who left earlier this month to take a job with tech startup RideScout.
When “KEYE-TV Morning News” relaunches, the station said it hopes to inject more personality into the broadcast, along with a stronger emphasis on social media.
“We’ll give our viewers what they need in the morning – news, traffic, weather – while adding bursts of what they want – more personality and opportunities to allow viewers to welcome us into their homes,” news director Rob Cartwright said.