WAVY Announces Anchor Changes and New Newscast

By Kevin Eck 

Portsmouth, Va., NBC affiliate WAVY announced a few anchor changes, an anchor addition and a new show today.

anita-tomAnita Blanton joins anchor Tom Schaad at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on WAVY. She’ll also work with him at 10 p.m. on Fox affiliate WVBT.

brandi-ashleyBrandi Cummings moves to weekend evening anchor. She’ll anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscast on WAVY and the 10 p.m. on FOX43. She’ll continue to report during the week.

WAVY is also launching a 7 p.m. newscast on WVBT. The new 30 minute show show will be anchored by Deanna LeBlanc and Laura Caso. Caso will replace Anita Blanton as Stephanie Harris‘ co-anchor at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
LeBlanc was the weekend evening anchor and the 10 On Your Side reporter. Caso comes from First Coast News in Jacksonville, Fla.

“Our anchor announcements reflect the outstanding contributions of Anita, Deanna and Brandi and we are pleased to welcome Laura to the WAVY newsroom,” said WAVY president & GM Doug Davis.