DMA 199

KEYC Mankato Adding A.M. Newscasts In 2018

United Communications Corp.’s CBS affiliate KEYC Mankato, Minn. (DMA 199) is adding an hour-long morning newscast beginning January 2018.

KEYC News 12 This Morning will air live weekdays from 6 to 7 a.m. and will be anchored by Lisa Cownie, Kelsey Barchenger and meteorologist Tom Clements.

Marvin Rhodes, KEYC general manager, says: “With the addition of our new morning newscast, KEYC News 12 will present more than 22 hours of local news, weather and sports each week.”

Lisa Cownie brings more than 20 years of news experience to the anchor seat, many of those years spent in a variety of roles at KEYC, including being a former anchor/producer for KEYC News 12 Midday.

Kelsey Barchenger will expand her role from the Mid-Day News to include KEYC News 12 This Morning.  She is a southern Minnesota native, growing up in Elysian and graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Tom Clements brings more than five years of experience in morning weather to KEYC.


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