Green Bay, Wis.(WFRV)--Local 5 announces an
exciting new chapter in local news with Local 5 This Morning which will premiere Monday, December 31st at
5:00am. Anchored by Tara Joyce and Rich Klindworth, Local 5 This
Morning is a fresh start for Local 5 News.
"In order to build a strong foundation for
our morning news we knew it was time to do something bold and
exciting." Local 5 News Director Kent Harrell said.
"After an extensive nationwide search, we've found an anchor team in Tara
Joyce and Rich Klindworth that will definitely bring a fresh approach and a new
perspective to local morning news."
Tara Joyce joins the Local 5 team after a
successful run at the Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel and CBS radio in
New York City. A native of Long Island, her father is a retired New York
City firefighter who served at Ground Zero after 9/11. "It's a great
thrill to be working in another one of America's great cities." Tara
Rich Klindworth has been an anchor reporter for
TV stations in Texas and Pennsylvania as well as South and North
Carolina. A native of Pittsburgh, Rich is a Steelers and Packers fan in
equal measures and found it nearly impossible to pick sides during Super Bowl
XLV. "I wore a Steelers jersey and a Packers hat during the
game." Rich recalls. "So coming to Green Bay and working
in the shadow of Lambeau Field and covering news in a city where so many of my
heroes took the field is very exciting"
Tara and Rich join Local 5 morning veterans
Meteorologist Justin Steinbrink and reporter Wendy Fleury.
"With Tara, Rich, Justin and Wendy, we
really think we've found all the parts in building a winning team in the
morning." Local 5 General Manager Joe Denk said. "When we
set out to reestablish ourselves in the morning, it wasn't enough to just
shuffle things around, we worked extremely hard to build everything about This
Morning from the ground up. I think that's something the viewers will recognize
and appreciate," Denk continued. "I think Local 5 This Morning
is our next big step in providing the area the very best news coverage
Tara and Rich talked to Local Five's Kris Schuller today about the new show, and their thoughts on coming to Green Bay.