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Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB is welcoming back its new anchor Mike Marusarz.
Early in his career, Marusarz worked a the station as an intern, a reporter and a weekend morning anchor. The Kansas City Star reports, Marusarz is no stranger to Kansas City.
Marusarz, 32, is a hometown boy: He graduated from North Kansas City High School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (in 2004). For one 10-month period he worked 3 a.m. to noon as a freelance reporter for KSHB, then drove to WIBW-TV in Topeka for a nightside reporter shift.
At 21, he was anchoring weekend news at WIBW.
He left KSHB in early 2010 to follow his wife, Rhiannon Ally, to New York. Ally, a former reporter for KCTV-5 who grew up in Raytown, had landed a correspondent gig on the national TV show “Better.” (Meredith Corp. owns both “Better” and KCTV.)
An eagle eyed tipster told TVSpy, the station initially welcomed Marusarz with a tweet that got his newscasts wrong. The original tweet had him anchoring the 5, 6, and 11:00 p.m. He’ll actually work the 5,6, and 10:00 p.m.
The station deleted the wrong one and tweeted again.
— 41 Action News (@41ActionNews) March 30, 2015
Marusarz comes to KSHB from WSVN in Miami. He’s also worked as a correspondent for ABC News and fill-in anchor for ABC’s overnight broadcasts “World News Now” and “America This Morning.”