Kristin Pierce Joins WISN in Milwaukee as Weekend Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Kristin Pierce is joining Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN as the station’s new weekend evening news anchor.

Starting at the end of March, Pierce will work alongside meteorologist Daji Aswad at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 and 10 p.m. on Sundays. She’ll also report weekdays for the station.

“Kristin has a wealth of experience as an investigative journalist from communities all across the country,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN. “She’s exposed significant scandals and corruption through her hard-hitting reporting. She will be a terrific asset for our viewers all across Southeastern Wisconsin. We can’t wait for her to join the WISN 12 News team.”


Pierce comes from WHAS in Louisville, Ky. She was an anchor and reporter at WWL in New Orleans and a reporter at WXYZ-WMYD in her hometown of Detroit before joining WHAS. She has also worked as an associate producer in Michigan and Ohio.

The station’s new anchor said she is looking forward to calling the station’s team of talented journalists her colleagues.

“There’s so much to discover in Milwaukee—what makes people smile, rally together or go home and hug their families a little tighter,” said Pierce. “I’m thrilled to join the WISN 12 news team and to call Milwaukee home!”

Pierce is a survivor of domestic violence and spends a lot of time raising awareness about abuse.