Friday, January 14, 2011

Mibach, Wong to anchor Ch. 2 weekend a.m. news

KTVU Channel 2 announced today that Mike Mibach and Claudine Wong will be the anchors of "Mornings on 2 Weekend Edition," which will launch Jan. 22 and air 7-9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Meteorologist Rosemary Orozco has been hired from KTXL Fox 40 in Sacramento to do the weather.

“We’ve always felt we could do a tremendous job with a weekend morning newscast and now promoting Claudine and Mike we have the opportunity to do just that,” said Tim McVay, KTVU Vice President and General Manager. “They are both hard working, trusted journalists who grew up in the Bay Area and I’m proud to see them launch this important newscast for KTVU.”

Mibach
Mibach is a six-time Emmy nominee and has recently won awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and the Associated Press. He joined the KTVU Channel 2 News team in 2005 as a Reporter after working at KVOA in Tucson. He’s a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and grew up in San Francisco and Marin County.

Wong
Wong has won numerous awards including recognitions from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television News Directors Association. Wong first walked into the KTVU newsroom in 1995 as a summer intern while attending college. She joined the KTVU Channel 2 News team in 2003 as a Reporter after working at WNDU in South Bend, Indiana. Wong is a graduate of UCLA and grew up in San Francisco and the East Bay.

Orozco
“Mike and Claudine are aggressive, enterprising reporters who love to cover breaking news. I’m confident they will bring all of that energy to KTVU’s new weekend morning news,” Ed Chapuis, KTVU News Director.

Orozco joins Channel 2 after spending three years at KTXL in Sacramento as weekday morning meteorologist. Prior that that, she worked at KEYT in Santa Barbara. Orozco is a graduate of San Francisco State University and earned a Broadcast Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University.

“Rosemary was raised in Sacramento and has lived in San Francisco and as a meteorologist has studied the weather patterns of Northern California and the Bay Area. She’s a terrific addition the KTVU Weather Department and Mornings on 2 Weekend Edition,” said Chapuis.

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