SALT LAKE CITY – KSTU-TV FOX 13, The Tribune Broadcasting-owned FOX affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, today announced the promotion of Kelly Chapman from weekday morning anchor to weekday afternoon & evening anchor, effective Monday, October 22.
Chapman will co-anchor FOX 13’s top-rated 4 p.m. newscast with veteran Max Roth, and co-anchor the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. newscasts with Bob Evans, who has been the station’s main evening anchor for 23 years.
“Kelly is a dedicated journalist and an outstanding communicator whose personality shines through the screen,” said FOX 13 news director Marc Sternfield. “She has been an important part of our successful morning newscast and will be a strong addition to our afternoon and evening news.”
“Kelly is not only a great news anchor, she also cares deeply about the community,” said Tim Ermish, FOX 13’s general manager. “Whether she is emceeing fundraisers for local non-profits, joining her co-workers at public outreach events, or helping individuals through FOX 13’s ‘Dream Team’ stories, Kelly is always looking for ways to give back.”
Chapman, a former Miss Utah USA, joined FOX 13 in 2013 as weekend morning anchor after moving back to Utah from California where she held on-air positions at KOVR-TV and KMAX TV in Sacramento. Her career also includes on air positions at KUTV in Salt Lake City.
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 approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. 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 a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.