Monday, June 06, 2005


Sacramento: The Battle For Your Sleepy Eyes

In Sacramento, the hottest local TV war is being waged at dawn. By no less than six local TV stations, all vying for your attention with your morning beverage of choice.

Here's The Dirt Sheet's morning news rundown:

KCRA-3 Reports, 5-7am: Anchored by Walt Gray and Deirdre Fitzpatrick; weather from Patty Souza and Dirk Verdoorn; traffic with Adrienne Bankert; live traffic images from CalTrans and John Hamilton in LiveCopter 3; business news from Tom Sullivan.

KXTV News 10 Good Morning, 5-7am: Anchored by Dan Elliott and Sharon Ito; weather with Monica Woods; traffic from Monica Crowley; live traffic images from CalTrans and Air 10.

KOVR CBS 13 News Daybreak, 5-7am: Anchored by Patti Lee; weather with Cody Stark; traffic reports by Jacqui Freeman.

KUVS Noticias 19 A Primera Hora, 6-7am: Anchored by Isabel Sigler; weather by Catalina Martinez.

KMAX Good Day Sacramento, 5-10am: Anchored by Marianne McClary and Nick Toma; weather with Tom Loffman; traffic from Tina Machua and Courtney Dempsey; business news from David Loeffler; news desk anchored by Abbott Dutton.

KTXL Fox 40 Morning News, 7-8am: Anchored by Jennifer Parker.

KQCA Armstrong & Getty (radio simulcast with KSTE-650): Hosted by Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty with Jamie Coffee. Weather with Dirk Verdoorn and Patty Souza; traffic from Julia DeRobertis.

In all, Sacramento television stations produce 80 hours of morning television weekdays.

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