July 16, 2003
KMOV Channel 4 hires new morning reporter/weekend co-anchor
St. Louis, MO --KMOV Channel 4 News Director Marty Van Housen announced the hiring of Virginia Kerr as weekday reporter and weekend co-anchor of "News 4 This Morning."
Kerr will be a Reporter for the "News 4 This Morning" team from 5:30-8:30 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, and will Co-Anchor on Saturday morning in the 6 and 9 a.m. hours with Ray Preston. Kerr joins KMOV from KHQ-TV in Spokane, Wash., where she was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. Prior to KHQ, Kerr was an evening Anchor/Reporter at KECI-TV in Missoula, Mont., starting as a morning Anchor/Reporter. She began her broadcasting career in Alabama, after graduating from the University of Alabama.
"Virginia brings enthusiasm and well-rounded news experience to the News 4 Team," said Marty Van Housen, News Director of KMOV-TV. "Her versatility will be a tremendous asset for KMOV and its viewers."
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