September 10, 2004

KMOV Anchor/Reporter signs long-term contract

St. Louis, MO -- Allan Cohen, President and General Manager of KMOV Channel 4, announced that Vickie Newton has signed a new multi-year contract with the station as Anchor/Reporter for "News 4 St. Louis."

Newton currently co-anchors "News 4 St. Louis" at 5 and 10 p.m. on weekdays. Besides bringing the news into the homes of thousands of St. Louisans, Newton has taken an active role in the St. Louis community through hundreds of personal appearances and her commitment to literacy, among other causes. In 2003, she won an Emmy as Best Anchorperson.

"I am very proud and happy to continue to be part of the 'News 4' team in St. Louis," said Newton. "The people at the station and in St. Louis have been wonderful. It's a great place to call home."

"Vickie is one of the best anchors in the country," said Cohen. "We are extremely pleased that she will be part of our family for years to come."

Newton came to St. Louis in January 2002 from Atlanta, where she was an Anchor/Reporter at WSB-TV. She came to WSB as an anchor for CNN Headline News, headquartered in Atlanta. Her prior experience includes WDIV in Detroit, KMBC and WDAF in Kansas City, and KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas her home state.

Newton received her Master's Degree in journalism from the University of Detroit.


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