Jamie Yuccas has been named one of the anchors of the local morning news expected to launch this fall on KCAL and the CBS News Los Angeles streaming channel.
Yuccas will anchor the 7 to 10 a.m. portion of KCAL’s planned seven-hour block of local newscasts. She’ll continue to serve as a CBS News correspondent and will appear as a guest co-host on CBS Mornings.
“Creating a hybrid role that is perfectly aligned with Jamie’s experience and strengths as a journalist and storyteller represents a seminal moment in the continuing unification of our local-to-global news organization,” said Wendy McMahon, president and co-head, CBS News and Station. “Neeraj and I love the notion of having someone with Jamie’s range of talents play a significant role in the launch of our morning news franchise in Southern California—and also continue to report for all of our CBS News broadcasts and platforms. This truly is a best-of-all-worlds opportunity for both Jamie and CBS.”
“It’s wonderful that we needed to look no further than down our hallway to find Jamie, who will play a leading role in establishing our new morning news franchise on KCAL,” said Joel Vilmenay, president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Los Angeles. “Jamie’s experience with covering high-profile stories for CBS News has made her a familiar face to our local viewers. We believe her credentials, local knowledge and enthusiasm will serve her and us extremely well.”
Yuccas started her CBS career in 2011 as a reporter and morning anchor at WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. She became a New York-based correspondent for CBS Newspath in 2015 and moved to Los Angeles as a CBS News correspondent in 2017.
Yuccas will also continue to host episodes of Nickelodeon’s Nick News.