Rise and Shine With Weekend News at 40/29
KHBS/KHOG Press Release Beginning Saturday, October 13th, KHBS/KHOG-TV will bring viewers the market’s only live and local weekend morning news.
40/29 News Sunrise, Fort Smith-Fayetteville’s top rated local morning newscast during the week, will air 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, ABC’s Good Morning America will now air at 7:00 a.m. while continuing to air on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
“Saturdays and Sundays are so important to our viewers. Whether they have kids’ activities, church activities, or they have to work weekends, they need accurate weather information and they need the most up to date news so they can plan their day,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager, Brian Sather. “We recognized this, and I’m delighted we’re now able to provide newscasts to fill these needs,” added Sather.
“Just like weekdays, our weekend morning news team will provide Live Local Late Breaking news and weather for the entire region,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV News Director, Greg Shepperd. “From Fort Smith, The River Valley to all of Northwest Arkansas, 40/29 News will be your source to help to get weekend mornings started.”
Anchoring 40/29 News Sunrise on both Saturday and Sunday will be John Paul. Paul has been with 40/29 News since September and brings more than 5 years of news reporting and anchoring experience to KHBS/KHOG-TV. Paul joined the station from WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana. Meteorologist Brittany Bell will provide local weather and reporter Ben Wagner joins the team providing live reports.
Top rated in key demographics for two consecutive Nielsen sweeps, the Monday – Friday editions of 40/29 News Sunrise features Meteorologist, Laura Huckabee, a 15 year morning news veteran and the anchor team of Kelly Johnson and Derek Burleson.