After making over its morning news, NECN has unveiled a revised anchor lineup for their evening programs. John Daly and Latoyia Edwards will anchor the regional cable network’s 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 newscasts beginning this week. They replace R.D. Sahl and Beth Shelburne, both of whom left the station after Comcast Corp. took over controlling interest in the station from Hearst Corp. in July 2010.
Edwards, who was promoted from a lesser role at the station, came to NECN from WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA. Daly, who has worked at stations throughout southern New England, also hosted several cable television programs in the early 2000s. Most recently, he appeared in advertisements for the HairMax Laser Comb. These ads, appearing in Florida and scheduled to be rolled out to the rest of the nation, were pulled upon his hiring at NECN. Follow the jump for a press release from NECN
NECN ANNOUNCES LATOYIA EDWARDS AND JOHN DALY TO ANCHOR THE ONLY EVENING NEWSCASTS THAT REACH ALL SIX NEW ENGLAND STATES
NECN Adds Erick Weber to Early Morning News Coverage
NEWTON, MA – NECN, New England’s News Station, announced today that NECN veteran Latoyia Edwards will be joined by Hartford, Connecticut native John Daly on the station’s prime-time news.
Edwards and Daly began anchoring NECN’s news at 9 p.m. on Monday, January 17, from NECN’s newly redesigned studio. NECN is the only news station covering all six New England states with studios in Newton and Boston, MA and bureaus in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
“Latoyia and John will anchor the 5, 7 and 9 p.m. newscasts on NECN. Latoyia is a familiar face to NECN viewers, and we are excited to pair her with John, who has 30 years of experience as a reporter and anchor,” said NECN Executive Vice President and General Manager Bill Bridgen.
Edwards is a native of Dorchester and graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a degree in broadcast journalism. She joined NECN as a morning reporter in 2005, arriving from WWLP-22 in Springfield, MA, where she had been a weekday anchor. Edwards also has experience with WBZ-1030 AM and Fox affiliate WICZ-TV 40 in Binghamton, NY.
Daly’s hiring represents a homecoming for the Hartford native. Daly is a graduate of Providence College. During his three-decade-long career, he has worked as a television anchor and reporter at WPRI-TV in Providence, RI; WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT and KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, NV.
In addition to announcing its prime-time pairing, NECN is adding Erick Weber as an anchor for its NECN Morning news. Weber joins NECN from CBS affiliate WKMG in Orlando, Florida and will co-anchor the morning news from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and 9 to 10 a.m. Weber is an Ohio State graduate and has worked as a reporter and anchor at WTMB in Milwaukee and KNDU/KNDO in the Tri Cities, Washington area.