Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Valliere to anchor KSN 6 and 10 newscasts; Jackson named news director for KSN, KODE
No more pep rallies for Toni Valliere.
Ms. Valliere, who has been co-host of Hometown Today since September 2005, will soon join Jim Jackson anchoring KSN's 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, according to Nexstar Broadcasting sources. Ms. Valliere joined the KSN news team in September 2004.
Jackson, who has been the backbone of KSN's newscast since he took over as anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts 28 years ago, has been named news director for both KSN and KODE, replacing the late Larry Young.
Tiffany Alaniz, who has been Jackson's co-anchor on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts since 2001, will continue to do the 5 p.m. program with Gary Bandy and will take on the noon newscast, according to the sources. She reportedly also is receiving a promotion and will serve as assistant news director.
KSN has been searching for a replacement for Ms. Valliere on the morning show for the past few weeks, while preparing for this move.
Ms. Valliere is following a path to the top anchor post that had already been blazed by Ms. Alaniz, who had much success co-anchoring Hometown Today with Bandy from July 2000 to December 2001.