July 14, 2003
KMOV Channel 4 hires new morning co-anchor
St. Louis, MO -- KMOV Channel 4 News Director Marty Van Housen announced the hiring of Richelle Carey to co-anchor "News 4 this Morning." Carey will join fellow Co-Anchor Marc Cox from 5:30-8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Carey comes to KMOV from KVVU-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was the morning news anchor. A native Texan, Carey was previously a morning news anchor at KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas. Prior to KETK, Carey was a reporter for KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas. She began her career in her hometown of Houston as an associate producer for KPRC-TV. Carey graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
"We are excited to have someone with such strong morning news anchor experience join our news anchor team," Van Housen said. "We believe Richelle will be a perfect addition to KMOV and the St. Louis region."
Carey will be replacing Kristin Mitchell, who is returning to her home state of Texas. Her first day with KMOV is July 21, and Carey will begin as co-anchor shortly thereafter.
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