Press ReleaseMay 17, 2021
Spectrum News 1 Announces New Weekday and Weekend News Teams in Syracuse, N.Y.
Award-Winning Anchors and Meteorologists Fill New Lineup
SYRACUSE, NY – Spectrum News 1 today announced its new weekday and weekend news teams, naming Devon Patton and Jeannie McBride 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 Central New York.”
Patton and McBride, and meteorologist Vanessa Richards, wake up Central New Yorkers weekdays starting at 6 a.m. on “Your Morning on Spectrum News 1.” While Patton is a familiar face to viewers across the region, McBride is best known amongst Spectrum viewers in Buffalo, having served as anchor/reporter since 2019.
Bortnick, Kenney and Guaderrama deliver viewers a refreshed look at the local news and headlines, with area-specific forecasts from Richards, weekdays starting at noon on “Your Afternoon on Spectrum News 1.” Kenney has been delivering the news to Spectrum viewers in the Capital Region for nearly two decades, while Bortnick has anchored the network’s evening news in Buffalo since 2017. 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.
Jacques, a native New Yorker, and Edwards, who previously anchored the evening news in Rochester, 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 Carrie Cheevers delivers area-specific weather forecasts, and sports anchor Mark Larson provides coverage of local high school and college 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. Meteorologist Courtney Furtado delivers area-specific weather reports in the mornings while meteorologist Carson Metcalf provides local weather updates in the evenings.
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.