KSL has announced the hire of a new anchor and reporter, Dave McCann, to take over Bruce Lindsay's job as the station's lead male anchor.
McCann, who has spent the past 19 years at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, is the voice of the Cougars on BYUtv. He will join KSL's team, including Deanie Wimmer, in mid-May for the station's 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
"I'm absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to work at KSL," said McCann in a press release. "This is exciting for me and my entire family, especially my sweet mother. It's an honor to join such a talented cast as we work to be the best TV station. That is the number one priority!"
McCann is currently the co-anchor for "8 News Now This Morning" in Las Vegas. He is also the play-by-play voice for BYU football and basketball games and host of True Blue on BYU-TV. McCann also writes regularly for the Las Vegas Review Journal. McCaan grew up in Orem and graduated from BYU
He was hired by ABC's "Good Morning America" as its first college reporter. McCann was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2011. McCaan is the father of five children. His two oldest daughters are students at Utah State University.
Lindsay is retiring from the station this spring and will serve as president of the Australia Perth Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
KUED rebroadcasts Vietnam war stories
Due to an overwhelming positive response, KUED will rebroadcast the first segment of its documentary "Utah's Vietnam War Stories" at 8 p.m. today on Channel 7. The other two parts of the program will air this fall and next winter.
"The incredible success of our broadcast exceeded our expectations," said KUED Director of Production Ken Verdoia in a press release.
Veterans watching the show expressed their gratitude, calling it "touching and gratifying" that someone was finally telling the stories they've lived with for so long.
Veterans who participated in the interview have called their experience in sharing their stories with the public life-changing. The documentary features many veterans living in Northern Utah, including fighter pilot Jay Hess of Farmington, combat engineer Larry Strait of Ogden and fighter pilot Jerry Cannon of Pleasant View. Visit www. standard.net for a previously published story about the three men.
Layton woman plays on 'The Price is Right'
Layton resident Chalyse Wray will be a contestant on "The Price Is Right" this Friday.
"We can't tell you whether your newly-minted hometown 'celebrity' will take home the Showcase, but nobody leaves 'The Price Is Right' without a great prize and a really fun chat with host Drew Carey," said publicity representative Courtney Smith.
The program with Wray airs at 9 a.m. Friday on KUTV Channel 2.