Shamonee Baker Named AM Anchor for WKRG in Mobile

By Kevin Eck 

Shamonee Baker has been named morning anchor for Mobile, Ala., CBS affiliate WKRG.

News director Gene Kirkconnell announced Baker’s new role Friday afternoon during an editorial meeting.

She joined the station in 2022 as a dayside reporter and became the weekend evening anchor/nightside reporter the first weekend in June 2023.


“This is a dream come true for me,” Baker said. “I started my career as the morning reporter, and now I’m joining the News 5 morning team again, but this time, as an anchor.

Baker’s final time to anchor the weekend evening news was on Sunday, January 14. She will join the News 5 This Morning team on January 22 in the anchor chair formerly occupied by long-time anchor Jessica Taloney, who retired to spend more time with her family.

“Shamonee has come a long way in a short period of time,” WKRG vice president and general manager Jesse Grear said. “She’s a pleasure to be around, and our viewers love her. We couldn’t ask for a better person to join the morning team!”