You’ve heard about the gals who will work for "Fox 5 San Diego" when Channel 5 San Diego officially switches to the Fox network in August.
You’ll have former CNN reporter Arthel Neville and former Channel 6 weather/traffic gal Chrissy Russo working "Fox 5 Morning News." At night, you’ll have Kathleen Bade (formerly Channel 8) reading "Fox 5 News at 10" and Susan Lennon (formerly of KUSI) doing weekends.
What about the guys?
That’s where Troy Hirsch comes in. He will soon be introduced as the sports director; becoming the first male in the lineup.
Hirsch formerly worked for Fox Sports Northwest and most recently as the sports director at KSWB-TV (Channel 5) before the Channel 7/39 reporters began doing nightly news on Channel 5.
So what does this all mean for San Diego?
We will now have six stations doing news in the morning – and all six producing their own shows at night.
Considering that news viewing continues to go down, it’s surprising that the number of telecasts continues to rise in San Diego.