Green Bay, Wis.(WFRV)–Local 5 announces anexciting new chapter in local news with Local 5 This Morning which will premiere Monday, December 31st at5:00am. Anchored by Tara Joyce and Rich Klindworth, Local 5 ThisMorning is a fresh start for Local 5 News.
“In order to build a strong foundation forour morning news we knew it was time to do something bold andexciting.” Local 5 News Director Kent Harrell said. “After an extensive nationwide search, we’ve found an anchor team in TaraJoyce and Rich Klindworth that will definitely bring a fresh approach and a newperspective to local morning news.”
Tara Joyce joins the Local 5 team after asuccessful run at the Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel and CBS radio inNew York City. A native of Long Island, her father is a retired New YorkCity firefighter who served at Ground Zero after 9/11. “It’s a greatthrill to be working in another one of America’s great cities.” Tararemarked.
Rich Klindworth has been an anchor reporter forTV stations in Texas and Pennsylvania as well as South and NorthCarolina. A native of Pittsburgh, Rich is a Steelers and Packers fan inequal measures and found it nearly impossible to pick sides during Super BowlXLV. “I wore a Steelers jersey and a Packers hat during thegame.” Rich recalls. “So coming to Green Bay and workingin the shadow of Lambeau Field and covering news in a city where so many of myheroes took the field is very exciting”
Tara and Rich join Local 5 morning veteransMeteorologist Justin Steinbrink and reporter Wendy Fleury.
“With Tara, Rich, Justin and Wendy, wereally think we’ve found all the parts in building a winning team in themorning.” Local 5 General Manager Joe Denk said. “When weset out to reestablish ourselves in the morning, it wasn’t enough to justshuffle things around, we worked extremely hard to build everything about ThisMorning from the ground up. I think that’s something the viewers will recognizeand appreciate,” Denk continued. “I think Local 5 This Morningis our next big step in providing the area the very best news coveragepossible.”
Tara and Rich talked to Local Five’s Kris Schuller today about the new show, and their thoughts on coming to Green Bay.