Moira Kaye is making her third return to Knoxville TV screens -- this time, as co-host of a new live morning program for WTNZ, Channel 43. The show, targeted to premiere in June and air weekdays, will be produced by and originate from WBIR, Channel 10. Kaye's TV career has always been with WBIR, first as a station intern, then covering weather, news and anchoring shows such as "Live At Five."
"It occurred to us, when we were thinking about what kind of person would be appealing in that (morning news) type of program, that she was (right)," said WBIR news director Bill Shory, who is overseeing the WNTZ show as a partnership between the two stations.
Kaye was last seen on WBIR as host of the lifestyle hour "Style," which ended in 2008. When she quit "Style," Kaye referred to the move as a retirement. But when the NBC affiliate approached her about co-hosting the new show, which will be fashioned after NBC's "Today," Kaye said she was "immediately excited."
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