Horbelt will begin at KOAA on December 19. She replaces Georgiann Lymberopoulos, who is leaving the station after 17 years to raise her infant twins.
“Jennifer is bright, compassionate and full of life,” KOAA general manager Evan Pappas said in a statement. “After a nationwide search, we found Jennifer, the perfect addition to our number one morning team.”
Horbelt began her career as in intern at WPSD and worked her way up to evening anchor over the course of her five years with the station. (Watch video of her sign-off from WPSD inside.)