Wright, who is a Seattle native, was with KCPQ for eight years. In his new role, he will anchor with Joyce Taylor from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on KING, and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on sister station KONG.
“This is a big job and we were looking for someone who viewers in Western Washington will invite into their homes every morning,” KING executive news director Mark Ginther said in a statement. “We talked with a number of people, and we believe Mark’s community roots and standing will be a real asset to us. We are thrilled to have someone with his experience joining our team.”
Wright replaces Brad Goode, who left KING this summer to be a correspondent for CNBC.