NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Thursday, FOX 8 announced an exciting change coming to New Orleans morning news. Longtime anchor team John Snell and Nancy Parker will take over the FOX 8 Morning Edition anchor desk.
"John and Nancy are two of the most experienced and well respected journalists in the New Orleans market and will bring knowledge, talent and their dynamic relationship to morning viewers," said FOX 8 Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram.
Greg Adaline joins John and Nancy as anchor of the FOX 8 Alert Center, providing local, national and international breaking news throughout the morning. Weekend Anchor Meg Gatto makes the move to anchor the 4:30 a.m. newscast while reporting the rest of the morning. Meteorologist Shelby Latino and Traffic Reporter Kristi Coleman will continue providing the latest weather and traffic reports while Deven Clarke hits the streets with daily news reports.
"I'm very excited to join the morning show and the expanded format gives Nancy and I a great outlet to stretch ourselves journalistically and have a whole lot of fun as well," Snell said.
"John and I have spent nearly two decades serving viewers across Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and can't wait to kick start the day for viewers everywhere," Parker said.
John and Nancy's move to mornings bring other exciting changes to FOX 8 Newscasts. Here's the new anchor line-up for FOX 8 News:
- -Liz Reyes and Meteorologist Bruce Katz will remain on FOX 8 News at Noon.
- -Liz Reyes joins Shelley Brown on the anchor desk with Bruce Katz and Sports Director Juan Kincaid for the FOX 8 News at 4 p.m.
- -Lee Zurik and Kim Holden will take over anchor duties left behind by John and Nancy and join Chief Meteorologist David Bernard and Juan Kincaid on FOX 8 News at 5 p.m.
- -Lee Zurik will be joined by Shelley Brown along with Bernard and Kincaid on FOX 8 News at 9 p.m.
- -Kim Holden and Lee Zurik along with Bernard and Kincaid wrap up the night on FOX 8 News at 10 p.m.
- -Rob Krieger will anchor weekends with Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood and Sports Anchor Chris Hagan.
"We feel this lineup offers the best of all worlds for FOX 8 viewers," said News Director Mikel Schaefer. "We're excited about the changes and we'll continue to provide important and in-depth news coverage throughout the day and night."
The changes will begin Monday June 20.