Fox Los Angeles Adds EXTRA Anchors to Revamped Morning News Lineup

By Kevin Eck 

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Fox owned Los Angeles station KTTV will debut a new anchor lineup for its Good Day LA morning show in February.

The station has added EXTRA anchors Melvin Robert and Jennifer Lahmers for the 6 to 9 a.m. timeslot.

Brooke Thomas and Bob DeCastro will anchor from 4–6 a.m., followed by Robert and Lahmers, then Araksya Karapetyan and Sandra Endo from 9–11 a.m.

Lahmers, Karapetyan, Thomas, Endo and DeCastro will contribute enterprise news content throughout all seven hours of the Good Day LA newscast. In addition, Robert and Lahmers will continue in their roles for EXTRA, which airs on the station weekdays at 7 p.m. and weekends at 6 p.m. With its expansions of Good Day LA and Fox 11 News Special Report in September 2022, the station now produces over 50 hours of news per week.

“As we continue to enhance and grow our news product to meet the changing needs of our viewers, we are excited to enter this era with a group of versatile and engaging anchors,” said station senior vice president and general manager, Steve Carlston. “Adding Jennifer and Melvin to our already strong team will further integrate us with our partners at EXTRA, sharing access to events and interviews, and tying together our morning and evening programming.”

Robert is a native Californian, who has been a senior correspondent and weekend co-host at EXTRA since 2022. Before that, he was co-anchor of Your Morning on Spectrum News 1, and host of The SoCal Scene on Spectrum News 1 SoCal. Before working in TV he spent 11 years as a teacher, counselor, administrator, and consultant, serving a broad array of educational needs.

“Growing up in Inglewood, I built my morning television dreams watching the iconic Good Day LA broadcast,” said Robert. “I am humbled to carry on its legacy and am committed to earning the trust of the audience. It’s an honor to serve a community that truly matters to me, filled with viewers who are my friends, family, and neighbors.”

Lahmers has been a correspondent and weekend co-host at EXTRA since 2019. Before that, she spent 5 years at WNYW in New York, where she served as a reporter for various station newscasts and co-host for Good Day Wake Up. She’s also worked as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter at WTIC in Hartford, Ct., while also penning a weekly humor column for The Hartford Courant and a monthly column for New Haven Living. She began her career in broadcasting as a weekend news anchor and reporter at WBBJ in Jackson, Tenn.

“I am thrilled to return to morning news on Fox TV, with a network that has been my home for nearly a decade,” said Lahmers. “I’ve had the privilege of being welcomed into viewers’ homes in the evenings and will show Californians why I should be a part of their morning routines, too.”

Here’s the KTTV weekday lineup:

4 – 6 a.m. Good Day LA co-anchored by Brooke Thomas and Bob DeCastro
6 – 9 a.m. Good Day LA co-anchored by Melvin Robert and Jennifer Lahmers
9 – 11 a.m. Good Day LA co-anchored by Araksya Karapetyan and Sandra Endo
11 a.m. SHERRI
12 p.m. The Jennifer Hudson Show
1 p.m. Dateline
2 p.m. 25 Words or Less
2:30 p.m. 25 Words or Less
3 p.m. Pictionary
3:30 p.m. Pictionary
4 p.m. TMZ Live
5 p.m. FOX 11 Five O’Clock News co-anchored by Christine Devine and Elex Michaelson
6 p.m. FOX 11 News Special Report co-anchored by Elex Michaelson and Marla Tellez
7 p.m. EXTRA
7:30 p.m. TMZ

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