WDAF-TV FOX4 is has announced an addition to its number one rated morning team and an expanded role for another member of the team.
FOX4 evening anchor Pat McGonigle is permanently joining the FOX4 Morning News. McGonigle, a resident of Parkville, has been a guest anchor on mornings since October of this year.
Anchor and traffic expert Nick Vasos will take on an expanded role, anchoring the 9 a.m. newscast with Kim Byrnes in addition to anchoring 4:30-6 a.m. newscasts with Abby Eden. Nick will also be a part of additional news segments between 6 and 9 a.m.
FOX4 Vice President and General Manager, Tracy Brogden Miller stated, “Pat is a perfect addition to our FOX 4 morning show family. His personality and experience are an extremely good fit with our current talent of Abby Eden, Karli Ritter, Nick Vasos, Kim Byrnes, Kerri Stowell and Michelle Bogowith. This is a special team.”
The FOX4 morning show team is number one in Kansas City from 6-10am and has been for the last ten plus years. FOX4 morning news impressions are up 13% year-over-year and up 15% Nielson ratings book-to-book, making this morning show team a solid number one choice in Kansas City.
McGonigle and Vasos joined Abby Eden as she returned from maternity leave on Monday, Jan. 3.