Saturday, February 12, 2011

Syma Chowdhry moves from News 12 New Jersey to WWJ Detroit

Congrats to mikemcguff.com blog reader Syma Chowdhry who is ready to take over mornings at CBS Detroit:

Syma Chowdhry has been named Morning News Anchor for “First Forecast Mornings,” the daily live program on CBS owned-and-operated WWJ-TV in Detroit. The announcement was made by Tim French, News Producer for the CBS duopoly of WWJ-TV and CW affiliate WKBD-TV.

Chowdhry is anchoring the news segments during the weekday morning program between 5:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., joining “First Forecast Mornings” meteorologist Lori Pinson and traffic reporter Randy Bhirdo. Chowdhry officially joined WWJ-TV on January 10.

“Our ‘First Forecast’ team is a great group of talented broadcasters and we are fortunate to be able to add an established veteran of Syma’s caliber to our organization,” said French. “She’ll bring a fresh, new dimension to our program with her terrific on-air presence and solid journalistic credentials.”

“First Forecast Mornings” airs from 5:00-7:00 a.m. (ET) on WWJ-TV 62 and from 7:00-9:00 a.m. (ET) on sister station WKBD-TV 50.
Chowdhry comes to WWJ-TV from the “Morning Show” and “Weekend Edition” on News 12 New Jersey, the largest 24-hour regional cable news channel in the country, reaching nearly two million homes in the New York metropolitan area. Prior to News 12, she was an Entertainment Reporter and Producer for The University Network and worked in various on-air and production positions for News 14 Carolina in Raleigh.

An Ocean County, New Jersey native, Chowdhry is a Telly Award-winner and a graduate of Temple University.

WWJ-TV is part of the CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

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