NECN Overhauls Anchor Line Up, Launches Investigative and Consumer Units

By Kevin Eck 

Regional Cable News Network NECN is changing up its anchor line up while launching new investigative and consumer units.

The big change is moving evening anchor Latoyia Edwards to mornings. Starting Monday, she’ll join co-anchor Brian Shactman and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes weekdays from 5:00 to 9:00 a.m.

“Our new morning team is the next step in the evolution of necn and is just the beginning of our new focus,” said Kenny Plotnik, VP of news at NECN. “The team of Latoyia, Brian and Matt will bring a new energy to mornings with a focus on breaking news, weather and original content.”

The NBCUniversal owned regional network also says its launching an investigative unit featuring Ally Donnelly, which will partner with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. The new consumer unit will feature anchor and reporter Leslie Gaydos.

NECN sent out an anchor schedule to explain all of the on-air changes happening.

5 AM – 9 AM               Latoyia Edwards / Brian Shactman / Matt Noyes
9 AM – 10 AM             Bridget Blythe / Matt Noyes
10 AM – 11 AM            Brian Shactman / Nelly Carreno
11 AM – 12 PM             Latoyia Edwards / Nelly Carreno
12 PM – 1 PM               Bridget Blythe / Steve Aveson / Nelly Carreno
4 PM – 5 PM                 Mike Nikitas / Steve Aveson / Nelly Carreno
5 PM – 6 PM                 Kristy Lee / Brian Burnell
6:30 PM – 7 PM           Mike Nikitas (Business)
7 PM – 7:30 PM           Kristy Lee / Brian Burnell
9 PM – 10 PM               Kristy Lee / Mike Nikitas