“Extra” correspondents Melvin Robert and Jennifer Lahmers will soon be taking on a few additional roles on KTTV Fox 11.
The television station announced Tuesday that Robert and Lahmers will join its hosting lineup for “Good Day LA” in February. Robert and Lahmers will continue their work as correspondents and weekend co-hosts for “Extra” after beginning their new concerts.
The broadcast journalist couple will lead “Good Day LA” from 6 to 9 am, joining co-hosts Brooke Thomas and Bob DeCastro (4 to 6 am) and Araksya Karapetyan and Sandra Endo (9 to 11 am). In addition, Lahmers, Karapetyan, Thomas, Endo and DeCastro will provide business news coverage throughout the “Good Day LA” broadcast.
“As we continue to improve and grow our news product to meet the changing needs of our viewers, we are excited to enter this era with a versatile and engaging group of anchors,” said Steve Carlston, Senior Vice President of KTTV Fox 11, in a statement.
“Adding Jennifer and Melvin to our already strong team will further integrate us with our partners at EXTRA, sharing access to events and interviews, and merging our morning and evening programming.”
A lifelong Californian who grew up in Inglewood and graduated from Loyola Marymount University, Robert previously worked for Spectrum News 1 as co-anchor of “Your Morning” and host of “The SoCal Scene.” Before launching his broadcast journalism career, Robert spent 11 years working in education.
“I built my morning TV dreams watching the iconic ‘Good Day LA’ broadcast,” Robert said in a statement.
“I am honored to carry on his legacy and I am committed to earning the trust of the audience. It’s an honor to serve a community I really care about, full of viewers who are my friends, family and neighbors.”
Prior to landing a position on “Extra,” Lahmers served as a reporter and co-host of “Good Day Wake Up” on WNYW Fox 5. She also worked as a broadcast journalist and print columnist in Tennessee and Connecticut after graduating from EW Scripps University. from ohio. School of Journalism.
“I am delighted to return to the morning news on FOX TV, with a network that has been my home for nearly a decade,” Lahmers said in a statement.
“I have had the privilege of being welcomed into the homes of viewers in the evenings and I will show Californians why I too should be a part of their morning routines.”
News of Robert and Lahmers’ new roles comes shortly after “Good Day LA” said goodbye to two of its most popular hosts, Michaela Pereira and Tony McEwing. Pereira confirmed that he would be leaving the show to pursue other opportunities in August, while McEwing announced his retirement earlier this month.