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Wisconsin Station Shuffles Female Anchors

By Kevin Eck 

CBS and Fox affiliate WSAW-WZAW has reshuffled its lineup of female anchors.

Starting today, Kassandra Sepeda (below left) who anchored the Wausau, Wis. station’s morning newscast, moves to evenings, anchoring the 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 p.m. newscasts alongside Jeff Thelen.

“I’m excited to serve central Wisconsin just at a different time of day. But maybe with less coffee! I am proud to work in a community I can call home,” said Sepeda.




Meanwhile, Heather Foster (right) moves from the evenings to the noon and 4:00 p.m. shows. Foster has worked at the station since 2015.

“I’m looking forward to a new role as I prepare for my biggest adventure in life, becoming a mom!” said Foster. “WSAW has been such a great place to work for the past 6 years, and it’s exciting to get to add two new shows to my resume. Being home for dinner at night sounds pretty nice, too!”

Holly Chilsen (below), who has been anchoring the 4:00 p.m. show on Fox affiliate WZAW since 2017, fills Sepeda’s chair as co-anchor of the 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. newscast with Emerson Lehmann, Kailin Schumacher, and meteorologists Chad Franzen and Jeremy Tabin.


“Flip-flopping my sleep schedule will be a challenge for a bit, but I can’t wait to work with a great Sunrise team who will help wake me up and put a smile on my face bright and early. Here’s to 2 a.m. coffee and getting energized in this new role!” said Chilsen.

On the station website, news director Bridget Fargen said the station is fortunate to have the depth in its anchor positions to make these changes.