FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2011
Community Relations Manager
Seattle, WA— Mark Wright loves getting up early and he really likes waking people up. Now he’ll do that on KING 5.
On Monday, September 5, Mark Wright joins fellow news anchor Joyce Taylor, meteorologist Rich Marriott and traffic reporter Tracy Taylor on Western Washington’s number one morning newscast.
“I’m very excited to join KING TV,” Wright says. “The KING history, prestige, and role in the community are impressive. I am honored to be a part of this great tradition.”
“This is a big job and we were looking for someone who viewers in Western Washington will invite into their homes every morning,” Mark Ginther, executive news director said. “We talked with a number of people, and we believe Mark’s community roots and standing will be a real asset to us. We are thrilled to have someone with his experience joining our team.”
Wright grew up with KING 5. The Seattle area native is a graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. After working as a reporter and anchor in Spokane and Salt Lake City, Wright returned to his home town in 2003.
“I love what I have been able to do during my career,” Wright said. “I have a front row seat for some exciting times.”
Wright replaces Brad Goode, who left KING 5 this summer to be a correspondent for CNBC.
The KING 5 Morning News runs from 4:30AM to 7AM on KING 5 and then on KONG from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.
KING 5 is part of Belo Corp (BLC), one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.