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WPMT FOX43 welcomes back Heather Warner as Morning News Anchor

Heather WarnerYORK, PA – WPMT FOX43 is excited and pleased to announce the return of Heather Warner to the FOX43 NEWS team, as she joins FOX43 MORNING NEWS starting May 1.

Warner left WPMT last August, but when an opening on FOX43 MORNING NEWS presented itself earlier this year, it was too good to overlook.

“Life is always full of unexpected twists, isn’t it?” Warner laughs. “You never know when another fantastic opportunity will strike. I’m really looking forward to working the morning shift – quite a change from the 10pm news shift I worked for nine years! It used to be that viewers last saw me right before they went to bed, now I’ll be the first face they see when they wake up.”

Warner will return to television on May 1, taking a seat on the FOX43 MORNING NEWS set alongside co-anchor Courtney Laydon, meteorologist Jeff Jumper and traffic reporter Chris Garrett.

“Heather has always made her hometown proud,” states News Director David Silverstein. “Raised in York, a graduate of Dallastown High and Kutztown University… there is no better face for south central Pennsylvania than Heather Warner. She loves this area, and this area loves her.”

FOX43 MORNING NEWS recently expanded its operations, adding another hour of local coverage. Now kicking off at 4am and running through to 9am, FOX43 MORNING NEWS is the only morning news that devotes five uninterrupted hours to locally-produced news every weekday.

“There’s a fun, anything-can-happen electricity to Morning News,” says Warner. “From live reporting to celebrity interviews to local chefs, it’s a very different animal from a late news program. I’m really looking forward to it!”

“We’re excited to welcome Heather back. We fielded a lot of viewer comments when she left, everything from wishing her well to wishing she would stay!” says Silverstein. “We know she’s going to be a dynamite fit for the morning show.”

Warner’s career at WPMT began in 2003. She was the co-anchor of FOX43 NEWS AT TEN alongside Evan Forrester until 2012. Warner was replaced with Pittsburgh native Amy Lutz in August 2012. Warner fills the morning anchor seat left open by the departure of Kiersten Mathieu in January of this year.

Watch for Heather Warner on FOX43 MORNING NEWS beginning May 1. For more information about FOX43, please visit fox43.com. WPMT FOX43 is a Tribune Broadcasting station, serving the York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon television market.


37 Comments to “WPMT FOX43 welcomes back Heather Warner as Morning News Anchor”

    Eveline said:
    February 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    YAY, maybe now I will go back to watching FOX news in the morning.

      Matt at FOX43 responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      Maybe? :)

    LINDA said:
    February 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM


    karen said:
    February 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Glad she is coming back!!!

    EXviewer said:
    February 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Hope she can teach a little class to the others on the morning show!

      Roy said:
      February 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Everyone on the morning news is classy already

        Darly said:
        February 28, 2013 at 6:29 PM

        You're mean!

    Stacie said:
    February 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    So glad Heather is returning to Fox 43!

    doreen rullo said:
    February 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    alright glad to see you will be back we missed you

    dlb14frost said:
    February 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Missed ya Heather and elcome back !!! BUT,,, I still won't be tuning in till 5. Having to be on the air at 4,,,,Better you than me.

    chuck said:
    February 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    welcome back

    Kelly Arnold said:
    February 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I hope she is not replacing Ashley,She does a great job and is very professional with her style.I enjoy the girls Courtney and Ashley.I used to watch ABC Good Morning America for years,but I much prefer watching Fox 43 local news.

    Darly said:
    February 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Welcome back Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Matt said:
    February 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Awesome!! Glad to hear Heather is back!! She is great!

    Tommy Tickle said:
    February 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Courtney is the best

    Jen said:
    February 28, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    We are so glad to hear Heather is back! She does a wonderful job. We missed her.

    Gary said:
    March 1, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    Heather will bring class and maturity to the morning news! Great move Dave.

    class97 said:
    March 1, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Sounds like alot of stuffy old people that don't make mistakes or enjoy having a good time commenting on here. So there are some reading errors and jokes made, I think it makes the news more enjoyable to watch than the old "professional" standard. Looks like regular people doing the show, we all make mistakes. Even thoughs that think they don't.
    Welcome back Heather. Keep up the great work Fox Morning News Crew!

      Darly said:
      March 1, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      I'm an older individual, but I really do enjoy the morning crew on Fox 43. They provide information, but in an entertaining way. Not stuffy, but in a fun, yet professional manner.

        class97 said:
        March 1, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        Then my comment wasn't directed at you:) Just those who choose to put down others for having fun and making mistakes.

          Darly said:
          March 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM

          Thank you.

    Rita said:
    March 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Welcome back Heather! Wish you were on again at 10PM!

    class97isclassless said:
    March 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    class97 has no class..

    claydonfox43 said:
    March 5, 2013 at 4:58 AM

    Thanks so much for all your support and letting us be a part of your mornings each and every day! Hopefully we can help you kick off the day with a smile! – Courtney

    Trudy said:
    March 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Finally! Heather, you made my mornings! Welcome back!

    Linda said:
    April 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I am so happy you are coming back.

    Oliver Clozoff said:
    April 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Hey, I don't care who comes or goes from the morning show as long as Courtney doesn't go anywhere. She's SMOKIN' hot, the best looking newscaster IMO. Welcome back though, Heather. You always do a fine job.

    Jon said:
    April 10, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    I love the format at Fox 43 morning news. I have tried watching the other stations and find them very cold and boring. You guys are doing a great job! Welcome back Heather! You and Courtney are going to be a great team!

      Matt from FOX43 responded:
      April 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      Thanks for watching us Jon! We do that on purpose! :)

    Rene said:
    April 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Heather will be a great addition to the morning line-up. . .she is a class act and has been missed on the evening news in our household. WELCOME BACK, HEATHER!!!

    Lisa said:
    April 12, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I love the morning news Team!!!! They make my mornings so much better. Welcome back Heather!

    Bobby Bennett said:
    April 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I like Heather and she is a very talented newscaster, but Ashley is also very good. I was very disappointed when Kristin left, now she was a classy individual then Ashley came aboard and I thought this woman is just as talented, funny and beautiful. Years ago when I moved from the Allentown area to Hanover I got hooked on News 8 because of the intense news reporting then one morning as I prepare for work I accidently turn on Fox43 and discover Kristin and Mike doing the news and ever since been a faithful supporter. In the evening (10pm), I find myself watching the evening team. Those two individuals work very well together and a pleasure to watch. Like I said earlier, Heather is very good at her trade, but FoxNews must keep Ashley doing some type of reporting.That type of talent that she posseses is lacking in the broadcasting business. Other news agencies would wish they had a news anchor like Ashley. Being a teacher for 31 years and a freelance writer I enjoy watching good news reporting and right now Fox43 has plenty of talent. Don't lose it!!!!

      Matt at FOX43 responded:
      April 23, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      Hello Bobby Bennett, thank you for switching to FOX43 and being a loyal watcher! Ashley has been with us for 4 years now and is still with with us! She will most likely be returning to reporting (maybe in the morning too)! Have a great day!

    Isa said:
    April 26, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    I starting watching for the young vibe. I love that it’s not stuffy. Sometimes they do laugh at the wrong places but that’s part of the young vibe. Go watch the stuffy other shows if you don’t like it. And doesn’t everyone get the giggles once in a while?

    Harry said:
    May 3, 2013 at 4:40 AM

    So very glad now that Heather is back. Now I know true happiness!

    Mike Thompson said:
    May 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Outstanding, I'm coming back to fox 43. And to be honest, I really was getting tired of the Today show. Everyone in this household LOVES Heather. Well don, Fox 43