HARTFORD January 23, 2008 — The buzz continues to grow as the Fox 61 Morning Show adds another local favorite to their roster. Fox 61 WTIC-TV today announced Emmy-award winning Connecticut TV newsman, Logan Byrnes, as an anchor for the morning news launching this spring. With eight years in Connecticut under his belt, Logan is a familiar face as anchor of the number one morning newscast in the state from 1999-2003 and most recently as evening news co-anchor at NBC 30.
“When we first started planning our morning news we decided that Logan had exactly the dynamic skill set that we needed to launch our new and exciting morning program. We’re thrilled that Logan has agreed to join Fox 61. His personality and Connecticut experience are the perfect compliment to the Fox 61 Morning Show,” said Richard Graziano, Vice President and General Manager of Fox 61. “Together with co-anchor Rebecca Stewart, traffic expert Rachel Lutzker, and morning meteorologist Joe Furey, they make an all-star team that will deliver the information Connecticut viewers need in the morning with the style and flair they expect from Fox 61.”
In addition to his time in the state anchoring news and frequently guest hosting The Talk of Connecticut on WDRC-AM, you might also recognize Logan from MSNBC and his work as a West Coast correspondent for Inside Edition. While at Inside Edition Logan covered the high-profile court cases of Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, and Robert Blake, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s run for governor of California, The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The Emmys, The Grammys and many other red carpet events where he had the opportunity to interview a number of Hollywood heavy hitters including Al Pacino, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. Prior to that, Logan was the main evening anchor at KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, California. Before going into television, Logan graduated from the University of Southern California and went on to practice as a Los Angeles trial lawyer for several years.
The same team that has made Fox 61 News at Ten a consistent market leader will produce the Fox 61 Morning Show. In 2007 Fox 61 News at Ten was honored with five Emmy Awards, more than all the other Connecticut news organizations combined and was also the recipient of two prestigious awards from the Associated Press.