Tuscaloosa, AL, October 13, 2016– WVUA 23 is proud to announce additions to the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts that will enhance their ability to serve Central and West Alabama’s news viewers.

Beginning Monday, November 7th, Lynn Brooks will join Phillip Coleman on the anchor desk each weeknight for “WVUA 23 News at 6.” Coleman and Brooks bring decades of home grown experience to their work. Brooks is an Emmy nominated news anchor whose numerous awards reflect her stellar career. Both of these broadcasting veterans will now co-anchor each night, providing even stronger coverage of Central and West Alabama from people you know and trust.

In addition, Jack Royer will join Tamika Alexander to co-anchor the weeknight edition of “WVUA 23 News at 10.” Both Alexander and Royer are Alabama natives. They share strong connections to the communities they cover. Royer has been honored with awards from the Associated Press and Alabama Broadcasters Association, among others. He becomes the youngest permanent anchor of a weeknight newscast in the history of the Birmingham television market.

“These changes reflect WVUA 23’s growth and constant desire to serve Central and West Alabama with local news coverage, and our mission of combining students and professional staff members to create an original, unique local news team” said Associate Director of News and Sports, Steve Diorio.

Brooks will continue her role as News Director and anchor of “WVUA 23 News at 5.”  Royer will continue contributing special reports and other news coverage on WVUA 23’s various platforms.

WVUA 23 is a commercial television station operated by The University of Alabama in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The station serves University of Alabama students by providing a real world experience that enhances student recruitment, education and professional development. Broadcasts can be seen from Mississippi to Georgia across the Birmingham television market on cable, DIRECTV, DISH Network, U-verse, and over-the-air.

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