In Austin, KXAN Shuffles Morning Anchors

By Merrill Knox Comment

Austin NBC affiliate KXAN is shuffling anchors for the morning newscasts, according to Gary Dinges at the Austin American-Statesman.

Brian Sanders (pictured), who currently anchors weekend mornings, is moving to weekdays. He replaces Robert Maxwell, who will move to sister station KNVA, Austin’s CW affiliate, as anchor of the 9 p.m. newscast. Maxwell joined KXAN in February from KTVX in Salt Lake City.

“I am excited to connect with our growing evening news audience,” Maxwell said in a statement. “I know there are many stories, both significant and relevant to Central Texans that we’ll be investigating in the coming months. And I’m proud to play a role in that process with the talented and dedicated team at KXAN and CW Austin.”

“Our goal is to be the number one source for news, weather and traffic, and hopefully share some light-hearted moments along the way,” Sanders said. “I’m excited about this next step in my career and grateful to be an active part of a growing Austin community.”

>Update: Austin media blogger Bill Church reports that Maxwell is replacing Shannon Wolfson, who plans on leaving the stations in February, at KNVA.