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Veteran TV newser Lis Wiehl is transitioning to radio news, and will co-host a new program on iHeartMedia New York’s 710 WOR, named WOR Tonight with Joe Concha & Lis Wiehl.
Hosted by Wiehl and The Hill reporter and columnist Joe Concha, WOR Tonight premieres Feb. 4, and will broadcast weekdays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The program will spotlight a mix of top news stories, politics, movies, TV, Broadway, pop culture and consumer issues in the New York area.
Additionally, the hosts will provide their views on the stories of the day from both sides of the political aisle and will take calls from listeners. Wiehl is known to hold more progressive views, while Concha skews more conservative.
“The New York area is known for its diversity and 710 WOR will be able to offer listeners just that each night with a unique mix of issues,” 710 WOR Program Director Tom Cuddy said in a statement. “Joe and Lis come from different sides of the political spectrum, which should make things quite interesting and unpredictable.”
Wiehl has served as a reporter and legal analyst for NBC News and NPR in the past, and is well-known for her 15-year run as a legal reporter and analyst for Fox News, frequently appearing on programs such as Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, and The O’Reilly Factor.
Wiehl made massive headlines in January 2017 for agreeing to a $32 million sexual harassment lawsuit settlement with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
“This show is going to be a one-stop shop in a three-hour package, delivered to your radio,” Wiehl said in a statement. “You’ll get hard news shared by two people who are news veterans and experts in the fields of law and media. Plus, you’ll get ‘water cooler’ news delivered to you by two hosts who are parents, taxpayers, pet owners and pop culture enthusiasts.”
In addition to her TV news work, Wiehl served as Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee during President Clinton’s impeachment process.
In addition to his work as a reporter and columnist for The Hill, Concha, a media analyst, is frequently seen on Fox News and Fox Business programming. He also often appears as a guest on both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity‘s radio programs, along with 710 WOR’s Mark Simone and NPR’s Air Talk.
Hannity’s three-hour program will serve as the lead-in for Concha & Wiehl.
“Our show will obviously talk politics, but we’re also going to offer up the kind of news and views that people deal with every day,” said Concha. “We want to tell stories people can relate to as well as empathize with and hope to make you laugh a few times in the process.”