Morning show adds anchor/co-host


UTICA — Townsquare Media has announced the addition of Kristine Bellino as a new morning news anchor and co-host of First News with Keeler in the Morning on WIBX950 AM, starting on Monday, Oct. 18.

Bellino, a veteran and mother of two, and has more than three decades of experience in local news and broadcasting. She started her career as an intern with ABC News and has worked in television, radio, cable TV, and various outlets across the country, according to Thursday’s announcement.

She has also produced and hosted a on sustainability and dreams of owning an off-the-grid farm one day.

The position for Bellino is a familiar one, as she worked in the news department at from 2011 until 2016, where she was a morning news anchor on the Keeler Show. She returns to the News team at Townsquare Media after most recently serving as director of programming and audience development and morning show host at in Raleigh, NC.

“I am thrilled to be working with Bill Keeler and Andrew in the morning again, I am beyond excited,” said Bellino. “Returning to our adopted hometown of Utica is an inspiring homecoming for my family.”


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