Kelley Smith is changing her schedule at Huntsville, Ala., CBS affiliate WHNT.
Smith (pictured) will star her day “a little later in the morning.” She’s expecting a child in November.
The station said the new schedule fits better for her new life as a working mom. “I want to be there when she wakes up in the morning and I want to be there when she goes to bed. I want to be part of the bedtime routine. You know, just part of her life in that way,” she said. “There was just a piece of me that I would be missing some really important parts of her daily life with the schedule that I had them.”
Emileigh Forrester will move to mornings and Lauren Layton will move to nights.
“I got to anchor with Greg for a week when Steve was on vacation, and it was so much fun,” said Forrester. “Both are looking forward to taking on a new challenge. “I’m really excited to be able to be on morning tv and help people wake up with their day.”
“I’m so excited. I mean it’s hard to say there’s a shift you don’t want though. Because really, the worst thing is getting up,” said Layton. “Once you’re in the building, I could be working nights. I could be working mornings. I could be working weekends. Once you’re here, the job is the same and the drive to do a good job is the same.”