KSHB-TV expands local news coverage with the addition of a 4:00 p.m. newscast

Station also adding Dionne as new meteorologist

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB-TV, Kansas City's 41 Action News Station, will begin airing a 4:00 p.m. weekday newscast on Monday, April 8th, announced Vice President and General Manager Brian Bracco. "41 Action News at 4:00 p.m." will give viewers a first look at the top stories, breaking news and weather and will be anchored by Mark Clegg, Christa Dubill and Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak. 

"I am excited to be adding more news at a time when many stations across the country are cutting back. It reinforces our commitment to keep our viewers up to date on what's happening in their community on the screen of their choice," Carrie Hofmann, News Director at 41 Action News, said.

This latest news expansion means KSHB now produces seven and a half hours of local news and entertainment programming each weekday. 

KSHB will air one episode of Jeopardy starting at 3:30 p.m.

Bracco also announced the hiring of meteorologist Kalee Dionne. Ms. Dionne is currently the morning meteorologist at WIAT-TV in Birmingham, Ala. 

A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Kalee has also served as meteorologist at WSIL-TV in Carterville/Carbondale and WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill.  An avid singer, she has performed at Walt Disney World, Cedar Point and Carnival Cruise Lines. Ms. Dionne begins work at 41 Action News in late April.

KSHB is owned by Scripps Media, Inc , a leading media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies including social gaming, while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and Scripps Howard News Service.  Creative, talented and energetic employees are leading the way at 19 television stations in major cities such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa.  The Scripps digital group is growing and gaining momentum with new product offerings, enhancements, and technology that gives customers more options than ever before to find the information and entertainment they crave. 

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