Kansas City weekday morning anchor Carolina Cruz has signed a multi-year contract to extend her role on CBS affiliate KCTV.
Cruz joins recently named co-anchor, Bill Hurrelbrink, and meteorologist Greg Bennett on the station’s 4:30 to 7 a.m. newscast.
“Carolina is incredibly talented, kind and genuine.” said KCTV general manager Curtis Miles. “Our viewers know she cares about them and their community – and I think that’s a big part of our success.”
“Carolina has proven herself to be a leader of our morning show team in more ways than one,” said Josh Morgan, news director at KCTV. “That leadership, combined with her unique talent and connection to the viewers, is why we are so excited to have her in that position for many years to come.”
“It has been wonderful being back in Kansas City and getting to call the metro home for over two years now. I am grateful to continue starting my day with viewers in the city that I love and representing the diversity and vibrant culture here.” Cruz said.
Before her appointment to weekday morning anchor last year, Cruz co-anchored weekday evenings and previously served as weekend morning anchor and reporter for the early and evening newscasts. She also served as a fill-in anchor and reporter for WFSB in Hartford-New Haven, Conn., and as a bilingual anchor and reporter for KRGV in Weslaco, Texas.