Lynda Lopez, a veteran of various New York TV and radio stations, is joining Fox 5/WNYW as entertainment contributor for the 10 p.m. newscast. Her primary role, at the start, will be covering American Idol. Ironically, Lopez is the younger sister of Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. Her first report aired last night.
Lynda Lopez previously worked for Fox, first as a weekend anchor for WWOR in 2006. A year later, she moved to Fox 5 and Good Day New York.
As for the 2011 version of Good Day, Julie Chang will provide Idol updates on the Fox 5 morning show anchored by Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly. Chang, along with Lopez, will be at the Idol finale in Los Angeles later this month.
Most recently, Lopez was anchoring on WCBS 880.
Lopez replaces Anne Craig who left the station last month.