KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB-TV, Kansas City's 41 Action News Station, announced today the hiring of award-winning journalists Michelle Davidson and Michael Mackie as hosts of a new daytime show the station will begin airing later this summer.
Michelle has earned acclaim working on both sides of the camera as a journalist and filmmaker. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism.
Before making Kansas City her home, Michelle was an anchor and reporter at KOMU-TV in Columbia and KY3 in Springfield, Mo., and is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer.
"This is a dream job. I get a chance to go to work every day with a talented team and meet interesting people that make Kansas City a great place to live," said Davidson.
Mackie earned his degree in broadcasting from the University of Iowa. He has worked for a variety of local television affiliates in Des Moines, Orlando and Kansas City and has won five local Emmy Awards.
Until recently, he was the Senior Writer/Director at a Kansas City-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm.
"I hope to be informative and irreverent. We bring so many things to the table. She knows a lot about fashion and is mom-centric. When it comes to interviewing celebrities, I've got it covered. I'm a Pop culture sponge," said Mackie.
Davidson and Mackie are no strangers to one another, having worked on several projects in the past together.
"Michael is everything you want in a co-host -- he's clever, super talented and fun. When you tune in, expect the show to be packed with personality!" explained Davidson.
"Together, I'd like to think of it as the blonde leading the blonde! I can't wait to hit the air with her as my co-host. Now if I could just get as skinny as she is we'd be set!" continued Mackie.
"We're really excited about bringing this new show to our viewers. 41 Action News is continuing to develop local programming that is relevant to our community, and we're thrilled that we were able to recruit the talents of Michelle and Michael," said Mike Vrabac, Vice President and General Manager of KSHB/KMCI-TV.