Press ReleaseMay 17, 2021
Spectrum News 1 Announces New Weekday and Weekend News Teams in Rochester, N.Y.
Award-Winning Anchors and Meteorologists Fill New Lineup
ROCHESTER, NY – Spectrum News 1 today announced its new weekday and weekend news teams, naming Cristina Domingues and Jim Aroune weekday morning news co-anchors, Casey Bortnick, JoDee Kenney and Robert Guaderrama weekday co-anchors of the midday news, Karen Edwards and Marisa Jacques evening news co-anchors, Bortnick, Melissa Steininger and Mercedes Williams weekend morning news co-anchors, and Guaderrama alongside Camille Delongis anchoring the weekend evening news.
“In addition to being excellent journalists and storytellers, our anchors are respected and beloved members of the Upstate New York community,” said Alexander Quince, Senior Director, News, Upstate New York. “Our new anchor lineup, in concert with our community-based multimedia journalists, will continue to deliver the local news and stories that are essential to our viewers across Greater Rochester.”
Veteran anchors Dominques and Aroune, and meteorologist Michael Gouldrick, wake up viewers across the region weekdays starting at 6 a.m. on “Your Morning on Spectrum News 1.”
Bortnick, Kenney and Guaderrama deliver a refreshed look at the local news and headlines, with area-specific forecasts from Gouldrick, weekdays starting at noon on “Your Afternoon on Spectrum News 1.” Bortnick is a familiar face to Buffalo viewers having anchored the network’s evening news since 2017, and Kenney is best known in the Capital Region where she’s been delivering the news to Spectrum viewers for nearly two decades. An Emmy Award-winning reporter, Guaderrama recently joined Spectrum Networks from FOX35 in Orlando, where he served as an anchor and reporter for the station.
Edwards and Jacques, who previously anchored the evening news in the Capital Region, deliver a balanced mix of local news and headlines with hyper-relevant stories weeknights beginning at 5 p.m. on “Your Evening on Spectrum News 1.” Meteorologist Todd Kerkman delivers area-specific weather updates and sports anchor Kevin Carroll provides coverage of local high school, college, and professional sports.
On weekends, Bortnick, Steininger and Williams co-anchor the morning news starting at 6 a.m., while Delongis and Guaderrama co-anchor the evening news starting at 5 p.m. Meteorologists Brooke Zegarelli and Christina Reis deliver area-specific weekend weather reports.
Spectrum News 1 is available exclusively to Spectrum video customers on channel 1. Spectrum’s award-winning local news and original content also is available on the Spectrum News App, available to all Spectrum residential customers including internet-only.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.