March 22, 2007
KENS 5 Announces Weekend Anchor Team
SAN ANTONIO -- KENS 5 announces that Karen Grace and Ross Palombo will anchor the weekend editions of KENS 5 Eyewitness News, joining meteorologist Jared Silverman and sports anchor Bob Ballou. "We conducted a nationwide search for just the right people to take the helm of our vital evening newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "We are very excited to be able to make such strong new additions to our weekend team."
"Karen has done a fantastic job covering live breaking news on our nightly 10 p.m. news and as a native San Antonian she has a strong personal connection to this community," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "With his extensive anchor and reporting experience, Ross will bring key skills and knowledge to our weekend team.
Grace and Palombo will assume their duties at the anchor desk on April 7th. Before joining KENS 5 in 2005 Karen Grace anchored and reported at WCBD-TV in Charleston, S.C. She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University, and received her masters degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Ross Palombo comes to KENS 5 from KGO-TV in San Francisco, where he worked as Reporter and Anchor. Previously, he reported at KCBS/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, KNXV-TV in Phoenix, and WHBQ-TV in Memphis. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
For more information call Allen Lansing Director of Creative Services KENS 5, 210-377-8734.
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