WUSA Has Launched a New, Comedy Based Morning Show

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WUSA, the Tegna owned CBS affiliate in Washington D.C., launched a new morning show today with a comedian at the helm.

Get Up DC! will air every weekday at 6a.m. and will be hosted by comedian Reese Waters and anchor Jan Jeffcoat. It will focus on hyper local news, weather, traffic, trending stories and humor.

“We are thrilled to launch a morning show that not only provides news, weather and traffic but has a distinct DC point of view. Yes we hired a comedian but his range and ability to talk about social issues and relevant news has allowed us to create a truly unique morning experience. We all talk about transforming local news… well this may be as transformational as it gets,” general manager Michael Valentine told TVSpy.

The station has created new segments for the show which include “The Most DC Thing”, “Life Hacks”, “Stop Stories”, man-on- the-street trivia and contests.

Waters most recently served as a correspondent for ESPN’s sportscenter.