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.