LOS ANGELES, CA, February 7, 2017 – Cumulus Media announces that it has named radio and television personality Leeann Tweeden as News Anchor for 790 KABC morning show, McIntyre in the Morning. Tweeden joins Host Doug McIntyre and Sportscaster Randy Wang weekdays from 5AM-10AM. Previously, Tweeden co-hosted LA Today with Roggin & Tweeden on AM570 LA Sports Radio. She is a frequent social and political commentator on television shows including: Hannity (FOX News), Dr. Drew (HLN), Red Eye (FOX News) and Good Day L.A.. Tweeden was formerly Co-Host of UFC Tonight on FOX SPORTS, was Co-Anchor of Good Day L.A. and developed a national profile as a cast member of FSN’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She was also Host of NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship and the popular late night show, Poker After Dark.
Drew Hayes, Operations Director, KABC, said: “We are delighted to have Leeann sign on as the newest addition to the KABC on-air team. She is not only a bright, high energy, and plugged-in broadcaster, she brings a broad reservoir of life experiences. Leeann is a perfect fit for McIntyre in the Morning and the big-personality lineup of News. Talk. Evolved. 790 KABC.”
Doug McIntyre, Host of McIntyre in the Morning, said: “I’m thrilled Leeann is joining us on McIntyre in the Morning. She will lend a different vibe to the show, and is smart, funny, and patriotic, and brings a much-needed woman’s perspective to the news of the day.”
Tweeden said: “I am so happy to be joining KABC and McIntyre in the Morning! Sitting with Doug McIntyre and getting to be a part of his crew for five hours every day is going to be an adventure. I’ve been a sportscaster for much of my career, but I love politics and have deep attachments to our military– and I’m a mom of two small kids. I’m ready for anything!”