Starting next month, Ashley Kirklen and Steven Albritton will co-anchor “WLWT News 5 at 5:30 p.m” weekdays while Albritton will solo anchor “WLWT News 5 at 10 p.m” on MeTV Cincinnati.
Kirklen joined the Hearst station just over a year ago as anchor of “WLWT News 5 at Noon.”
Albritton comes from sister station KMBC in Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as news anchor for three years.
The station seems to think that the creation of a new anchor team will allow current principal anchors Sheree Paolello and Mike Dardis more time “to share their great storytelling skills, including local reporting on the people and places that make Cincinnati such a special place to live, and important investigations to make it even better.”
Sure it will.