Adrian Whitsett Joining WESH as Weekend Evening Co-Anchor

By Aneya Fernando 

ADRIAN-WHITSETT-1Yesterday we told you that Orlando NBC affiliate WESH had hired Summer Knowles as weekend evening co-anchor. Well, we can now reveal who she’ll be sitting next to at the anchor desk: Adrian Whitsett.

Whitsett previously worked at Omaha ABC affiliate KETV. While at the station, Whitsett, an Iraq veteran, was arrested and charged with a DUI. He took an unpaid leave of absence from the station and later returned to work, where he asked viewers for their forgiveness.

WESH news director Kirsten Wolff didn’t mention Whitsett’s arrest in her statement regarding her new hire.

“Adrian’s experiences as a Marine and as a seasoned journalist give him a unique point of view that will connect with Central Florida’s large military community,” she said.

Whitsett starts work at WESH on January 27.