Hummel will replace Hoyt Harris, who will still anchor the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscast. Harris will continue to produce his 10 p.m. segment, “The Rant”.
KATC president and general manager, Andrew Shenkan told the Independent Weekly in a statement, “With Hoyt’s experience in tackling the controversial issues of the day, Marcy’s knowledge of this community and its needs, and Jim’s fearless, relentless approach to getting the story first — and getting it right — you won’t find a better local news anchor team anywhere in the country.”
Hummel was named weekend anchor for KATC two years ago, joining the station as a general assignment reporter in 2009. He previously worked for NECN in Newton, MA.