FOX40 Welcomes Nikki Laurenzo as New Weekday PM News Anchor

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FOX40 NEWS today welcomes Nikki Laurenzo as the newest member of its evening anchor team.  Laurenzo will join the weekday PM team of Anchor Ty Steele, Sports Director Jim Crandell and Chief Meteorologist Kristina Werner on September 6, 2016.   Laurenzo will co-anchor FOX40’s weekday 5pm-6:30pm and 10pm-11pm newscasts.

Laurenzo brings a wealth of experience to the FOX40 NEWS team.  She’s currently the main evening anchor at KCEN-TV, the NBC station in Waco, Texas where she’s been since 2010.   Prior to her work in Texas, she worked for 5 years at KTVQ in Billings, Montana.   Laurenzo’s journalistic work has been honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2015 for Breaking News for the Fort Hood Shooting and a Lone Star Emmy Award in 2014 for News Special on West Remembered.

A well-rounded anchor, Laurenzo feels comfortable in breaking news scenarios.  She said, “Experiencing the situation live, with the viewer, and helping to bring clarity to an unknown is an important role.  I feel privileged and honored that I am able to help deliver information in times of need.”  She added, “I’m very excited to be coming to Sacramento while it is growing at such an immense pace.  The vibrancy of the downtown has a strong draw for me, and I can’t wait to uncover stories here for Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.”

FOX40 Vice President and News Director Ed Chapuis said, “Nikki will be a strong asset to our station.  Not only is she a solid news anchor, Nikki has a deep desire to give back to the community. She will be an excellent ambassador for FOX40 NEWS.” Laurenzo previously has worked with several non-profit organizations and feels it’s very important to help those in her community who are in need.

Watch Ty Steele and Nikki Laurenzo on FOX40 NEWS at 5pm-6:30pm and 10pm to get your News That Matters.

KTXL, owned by Tribune Media, signed on the air in 1968 as an independent channel and became FOX40 in 1986. Today, FOX40 NEWS produces 44 hours of local news each week, more than any other station in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market.  For more information please visit: www.fox40.com.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in nearly 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of video, music and sports metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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