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Kellye Lynn returns to NewsChannel 8

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A familiar face is returning to NewsChannel 8. Kellye Lynn, a former anchor and reporter for the cable channel, will be taking over morning co-anchor duties on October 14th. Lynn was part of NewsChannel 8’s original launch team back in 1991.

After leaving in 1994, Kellye Lynn is returning to NewsChannel 8 to anchor the morning news.

“Coming back to NewsChannel 8 represents an opportunity to return to a great station,” said Lynn. “And since I'm from Silver Spring, it's also a chance to return to the area where I grew up.”

During her time at NewsChannel 8, Lynn interviewed newsmakers like former D.C. mayor Marion Barry and Coretta Scott King. She left in 1994 for an anchor job at WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she spent 15 years as an anchor and reporter.

Lynn also worked at Black Entertainment Television and WHMM, which is now PBS’s WHUT.

In her new role at NewsChannel 8, she'll co-anchor the morning news with Melanie Hastings, another original member of the NewsChannel 8 team.

"I remember Kellye as a great reporter and anchor with a megawatt smile," added Hastings. "Everybody loved Kellye. She'll bring a lot of warmth to the mornings on NC8."

You can catch Kellye Lynn's debut on Monday, October 14th beginning at 5 a.m.

THREE QUESTIONS FOR KELLYE LYNN
NewsChannel 8: We have to ask, as co-anchor of the mornings, how do you think you’ll adjust to those pre-sunrise hours?

Kellye: Fortunately, I am a morning person so even though waking up at 1 a.m. will be challenging, it's only three hours earlier than my normal wake up time.

NewsChannel 8: What was it like for you in the early days of NewsChannel 8?

Kellye: It was very exciting to be part of a startup news operation in the nation's capital. The managers did an excellent job of assembling an energetic and diverse team of journalists to offer what we called "micro-local" news coverage. By the way, I still have the NewsChannel 8 sweatshirt I received when we launched.

NewsChannel 8: What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Kellye: I'm looking forward to connecting with viewers on a daily basis and keeping them informed. It's a privilege to be the initial source of information for residents in the Washington metropolitan area

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