WNEW Adds Lisa Baden And Jill Schlesinger To News Lineup
January 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO News WNEW/WASHINGTON, D.C. has hired well-respected reporters LISA BADEN and JILL SCHLESINGER to the station’s weekday lineup. BADEN will report the latest commute conditions with "First Traffic Every Ten Minutes on the Ones," while SCHLESINGER, Editor-at-Large of CBS MoneyWatch, will provide business news every 30 minutes at 15 and 45 past the hour.
BADEN and SCHLESINGER join previously announced morning anchors BILL REHKOPF and AMY MORRIS. All-News WNEW will go live on THURSDAY, JAN. 19th at 5a (5:00AM) under PD ROB SANCHEZ. "Traffic and weather are two critical pillars in all-News radio and LISA’s knowledge and passion are unparalleled in D.C. traffic reporting," SANCHEZ said. "Her ability to relate to commuters with quick, concise and entertaining information makes her reports memorable. And JILL has a refreshing, lively, no nonsense approach to reporting business news. Her distinctive commentary has helped countless consumers better understand their financial lives. Our listeners can expect to be more informed and better engaged in the day’s headlines after listening to WNEW on their way to work or just driving around town."
"We’ve assembled an impeccable roster of anchors, reporters and production personnel to create all-news 99.1 WNEW, with LISA and JILL adding strength to an already deep group," CBS RADIO/WASHINGTON, D.C, SVP/Market Manager STEVE SWENSON said. "From the moment we launch, listeners will hold our talented staff in the same high regard we do, and concur that their background, expertise and delivery is as good, if not better, than any else who broadcasts this format."