Wednesday, July 23, 2008

40/29 10pm Anchor's Duties Expanded

Source: KHBS/KHOG Press Release Donna Bragg, a twelve-year veteran of 40/29 News and current 10 p.m. co-anchor, will expand her duties by joining Craig Cannon on the 5 & 6 p.m. newscasts beginning Tuesday, September 2nd , 2008. Bragg moved to a part time role in 2002 for family considerations.

“I’m excited about returning to the anchor desk for our early evening newscasts,” Bragg said. “I look forward to expanding my role in the newsroom.”

“With Donna’s extensive experience in the market, combined with Craig’s 25-year tenure…40/29 News will have the most experienced anchor team in the area,” said Mike Courington, 40/29 News Director.

KHBS/KHOG TV also announces that Leslee Wright, 5 and 6 p.m. co-anchor at 40/29 News, is stepping down at the ABC affiliate to focus on starting a family. “Leslee has made significant contributions to our news operation,” said Courington. “We wish her all the best.”

“I’m looking forward to focusing my attention on starting a family,” Wright said. “The past ten years have been a tremendous experience and this was a tough, bittersweet decision. I hope to continue working on special projects for the station.”

“We wish Leslee well. I know this was a difficult decision for her to leave a profession she loves so much. We certainly understand and respect her decision,” said Jim Prestwood, KHBS/KHOG TV’s President and General Manager.


At 11:59 PM, July 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck Leslee on finally starting a family...enjoy your cheetos and Dr. Pepper.
Welcome back Donna, thank you for putting your family first six years ago. The kids were young and needed you. They still need you,but are a bit older and wiser, thank to your guidance and love for them.

At 8:20 AM, July 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you pick up 40/29 on cable or satellite in Oxford, MS?

At 6:19 PM, July 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Othello (3:3), where Iago says: "O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on."

At 9:29 AM, July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kudos to the moderator for removing the inappropriate posts.

At 10:03 AM, July 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree!

At 12:18 AM, July 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know DCG is busy, but I'm thrilled to see that he had time to actually moderate and kick out the immaturity.

At 12:09 PM, July 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this will leave her more time for her "charity work".

At 6:14 PM, July 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulation to Donna on coming back to anchor.
Now if the "powers that be" would dump that sleaze of a news director.
Wish Ms. Wright well on starting a family, although that is NOT the reason she left.
Can anyone get rid of Cannon(talk about boring.)

At 9:08 PM, July 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're happy to see more of Donna, and no, the man is not a sleaze.

Leslee will be missed, but having Donna around more will make the transition much easier.

And Cannon rules!

At 12:50 PM, August 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donna marry me! She is still pretty good eye candy.

At 2:14 PM, August 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Houston, You shouldn't text on this blog, everyone and their brother can read it. I would keep texting Donna privately.


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