Salt Lake City Station Names New Anchor After Shauna Lake’s Dismissal

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

After two DUIs, longtime anchor Shauna Lake was let go from KUTV in Salt Lake City earlier this year. Now, the Sinclair-owned station has selected her full-time replacement.

Heidi Hatch will replace Lake in the evening anchor chair. She’s been with the station for nearly a decade and in the market for even longer.

According to Gephardt Daily, the announcement came by email to staffers.

Hatch went through months of on-air auditions, as did longtime morning anchor Mary Nickles. They both took turns anchoring the 10 p.m. show alongside Mark Koelbel. Ultimately, Hatch got the job.

She will begin Aug. 10 and will anchor the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows.