KOMU Columbia Revamps ‘KOMU 8 News Today’
University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. (DMA 136) is overhauling its morning newscast with a “focus on immediacy.” Starting Monday, KOMU 8 News Today will feature a “Right Now Desk” anchored by Angie Bailey. Bailey will be monitoring multiple live news feeds, social media and real-time traffic to provide the latest developments on top stories throughout the morning.
“More than any other part of the day, you need to know what’s going on the minute you wake up,” said KOMU News Director Randy Reeves. “You’ve been out of contact with the world, and your cell phone for a few hours, but we have you covered. We hope the Right Now Desk will become a vital part of your morning.” Also starting Monday, KOMU 8 News Today will expand to a four-person team. While Bailey will anchor segments throughout the newscast at the Right Now Desk, Megan Judy and Landon Burke will anchor the show from the news desk, where they will lead a team of reporters, provide updates on news from overnight and inform viewers about news coming up in the day ahead.
In addition, KOMU Meteorologist Tori Stepanek will provide detailed information about weather changes.
Starting Monday, weathercaster Tim Schmidt will move to KOMU 8 News at noon and 5 p.m., and Jordan Berger will anchor KOMU 8 News Today on Saturday and Sunday mornings alongside weathercaster Sydney Jackson.
KOMU 8 News Today airs weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m., on Saturdays at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and on Sundays at 7 a.m.