KREM 2 News has promoted Whitney Ward to main co-anchor of its early evening newscasts.
Ward, who joined KREM in 2013, previously was an anchor of the station’s late evening and weekend newscasts.
Ward also served as KREM’s chief investigative reporter, winning three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for her investigations into Idaho’s foster care system, WSU’s Bear Center and water contamination around Fairchild Air Force Base.
She will co-anchor KREM’s evening news with Mark Hanrahan and Tom Sherry.
“We’re thrilled to add Whitney to our main anchor team,” R.J. Merritt, KREM’s president and general manager, said in a statement. “Whitney’s talents as an anchor, investigator, storyteller, and strong newsroom leader are a great addition to our team. Our audience knows and trusts Whitney from almost seven years as an outstanding KREM journalist. We’re excited to see her strong talents develop in a bigger role.”
Ward grew up in Western Washington and attended Eastern Washington University for three years before transferring to Washington State University and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
After graduation, Ward was an anchor and reporter in Bismarck, North Dakota; Youngstown, Ohio; and the Tri-Cities before joining KREM.
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