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KPHO Phoenix Adds Kris Pickel To Anchor Desk

Meredith Corp.’s CBS affiliate KPHO Phoenix (DMA 11) has hired Kris Pickel to anchor its evening newscasts alongside Sean McLaughlin starting in June.

Pickel comes to Arizona from WKYC Cleveland where she was the main news anchor. Prior to Cleveland, Pickel worked as a main anchor in her hometown of Sacramento, Calif.

For almost 10 years she was the main anchor at KOLD Tucson. While there her investigation on riots and injuries that accompanied the University of Arizona’s NCAA win led to procedural changes for police crowd control in the city.

An Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Pickel started her career in news as a college intern. She has worked almost every job in a newsroom including editor, producer, assignment desk, reporter and anchor.


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