WEVV Names Morning Team for Launch

By Kevin Eck 

Evansville, Ind. CBS affiliate WEVV now has its morning anchor team in place as it gets ready for a launch in August.

Shelby Coates (pictured left) will anchor alongside Melissa Schroeder (center), while Jackie Brown (right) will be the morning meteorologist.

Coates comes to WEVV from WSPA in Spartanburg, S.C. Schroeder worked at KARK-KLRT in Little Rock, Ark. as an anchor and reporter.

“I am passionate about empowering local communities, strengthening women and mentoring young people,” said Coates. “I look forward to joining the volunteering spirit of the communities of the Tri-State.”

“I enjoy telling people’s stories,” said Schroeder. “The responsibility of being accurate and balanced is something I do not take lightly, and I’m humbled every day to be invited inside homes to deliver the news for the Tri-State.”

Brown comes to WEVV from KXLY in Spokane, Wash. While there, she was a meteorologist and radio personality.

“I have always been obsessed with weather, and part of that reason was April 26, 1991 our house got hit by a tornado while we lived on McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas,” said Brown. “It was a scary experience but drew me to wanting to learn more about our atmosphere.”

Earlier this month, WEVV named its evening anchors.

Jeff Fisher, WEVV gm said, “There’s no doubt that viewers in the Tri-State have been waiting for another voice for local news. We are excited that 44News will give viewers an excellent alternative for the information they need about their community. 44News will also be highly engaged in the community.”