Jim Sharpe, Jayme West To Anchor 'Arizona's Morning News' On KTAR-F/Phoenix
October 22, 2015 at 5:04 AM (PT)
BONNEVILLE News-Talk KTAR-F/PHOENIX has named veteran local and syndicated host JIM SHARPE and current afternoon anchor JAYME WEST as co-anchors of "ARIZONA'S MORNING NEWS," taking over from the retiring NED FOSTER and recently exited CONNIE WEBER. SHARPE and WEST will take over the morning reins on NOVEMBER 30th.
“With more than 40 years of combined local news experience, JIM and JAYME are the perfect pair to move the ARIZONA’S MORNING NEWS product forward on air, online and on social media,” said BONNEVILLE PHOENIX Vice President of Content and Operations RYAN HATCH. “We think their natural chemistry, insatiable curiosity and passion for our community will be warmly received by our audience, which counts on ARIZONA’S MORNING NEWS to keep them informed and connected.”
“I grew up in ARIZONA – and grew up on the air in ARIZONA,” said SHARPE. “I’m honored to be able to bring my deep, local perspective to the show and combine that with the rock-solid journalism standards set by the EDWARD R. MURROW Award-winning KTAR News team.”
“As an ARIZONA native, I was a fan of KTAR long before I began working here. So I appreciate what an honor it is to help lead ARIZONA’S MORNING NEWS,” said WEST. “I’m also a big fan of JIM SHARPE, so this is really exciting.”