KTLA expands morning news to weekends

Burrous, McDade named co-anchors

Tribune-owned KTLA will expand its weekday Los Angeles morning news show to Saturdays and Sundays beginning April 9.

Chris Burrous and Mary Beth McDade will anchor “KTLA Morning News Weekend,” airing from 5-7 a.m. Saturdays and 6-9 a.m. Sundays.

“Expanding this service to our loyal viewers on the weekends is another part of our commitment to produce more hours of news content per week than any other Los Angeles television station,” said KTLA prexy-g.m. Don Corsini.

Burrous returns to California after most recently co-anchoring “PIX Morning News” for KTLA sister station WPIX New York. McDade has been with KTLA for nearly two years as a reporter and as an anchor of the station’s weekend evening news. She has also worked locally for KCAL/KCBS, KTTV and KABC.

The program expansion comes as “KTLA Morning News” prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in July.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to expand our news coverage to now include Saturday and Sunday mornings,” KTLA news director Jason Ball noted. “We’re confident that Chris and Mary Beth are uniquely qualified to bring our viewers the most up-to-date topical information and relevant news to start their weekend mornings.”

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  1. toni says:

    a thought from a keen eye for the proper lines in fashion : i believe Beth should be wearing a linen pilazo pant (full length) , and a 1940’s inspired blouse made of a sheer fabric and flowing long sleeve ,and some pleats to create that sheek’ runway model ‘siloette’. Mary should wear her hair in a loose updo with relaxed curls falling around her hairline.

  2. Kelly says:

    I’m watching the weekend show today for the first time
    And I
    LOVE it—- Love you guys!

  3. Darlene Rachunok says:

    On Sat. Morning (Aug. 20) you did a feature about a young man who was in foster care and the two special women who took him in and insured his future and education after foster care.
    I just wanted to tell you that there is an amazing organization in the Corona, Calif. area that takes in kids who age out of the foster care program and insure their future in a positive way. They are called INSPIRE Life Skills Training. They are responsible for changing the lives of hundres of young people. They have been in service for 11 years and are completely dependent on donations.
    They will be having their 11 Annual Findraiser for Foster and Homeless Youth Luau Sept 10. Check out inspirelifeskills.org.
    This is an amazing organization and would appreciate all the support they can get.

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