Former Global Winnipeg news anchor Eva Kovacs is returning to the station she left just over two years ago.
The network revealed Wednesday that Kovacs will host “The Morning News” on Global, set to debut Monday, February 6.
Kovacs resigned from Global in December 2009 to pursue a career in the communications department with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Prior to leaving, Kovacs spent 12 years at the station, where she last co-anchored the “Evening News” with Peter Chura.
Kovacs’ return will see her to join local sportscaster Derek Taylor and weather anchor Mike Koncan.
The breakfast program will also be the first in the city to have a television news helicopter, with live traffic reports from Fiona Odlum. News director and general manager Brent Williamson tells ChrisD.ca the chopper will be outfitted with three cameras — on the tail, belly and in the cockpit. The aircraft is part of a deal with the Canadian Traffic Network, which provides coverage for several radio stations in the city. Newly-installed stationary traffic cameras will provide viewers with a look at the morning drive throughout the city.
Also joining the team will be web producer Megan Batchelor, who most recently held a similar position at CTV Winnipeg.
“The Morning News will provide viewers with the most detailed and up-to-date news program possible,” said Troy Reeb, vice-president of Global News. “We are pleased to both welcome back Eva, who is well-known to Winnipeg viewers, and showcase a team whose commitment to quality journalism and to the community is unparalleled.”
“The Morning News” will air weekdays from 6-9 a.m.