DALLAS - Hanna Battah has been promoted to a weekday anchor, announced FOX 4 Vice President and News Director Robin Whitmeyer.
Effective Sept. 4, Battah will co-anchor "Good Day" weekdays from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m, and then report on the remaining hours of the newscast. With the expansion of "Good Day" from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., anchors Tim Ryan and Lauren Przybyl will shift to anchor from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Meteorologist Evan Andrews and traffic’s Chip Waggoner will remain throughout the entirety of the newscast.
“In the short time since Hanna joined FOX 4, she has proven she has the talent and intelligence to take on this important role," Whitmyer said in making the announcement.
Most recently, Battah served as weekend anchor of "Good Day Saturday" and "Good Day Sunday" and as a reporter for “Good Day” during the week. Prior to joining KDFW, she served as an anchor and reporter for KBAK/KBFX in Bakersfield, Cali. Previously, she held the positions of anchor, reporter, and digital content specialist at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Battah holds a Bachelor degree in journalism.
“From my first day on air at FOX 4, I’ve felt embraced by our viewers through their kind welcome messages, suggestions for places to visit, and friendly ‘good morning’ notes. Those viewers and my colleagues — both on-air and behind-the-scenes — are the reason I’m elated to join the team that wakes up north Texas every weekday and makes the 1 a.m. wake-up call worthwhile," she said.
KDFW is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37 percent of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.