YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (WKBN) – WKBN 27 First News has named Mandy Noell anchor of the number-one rated 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Noell is originally from Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She is returning to the region after working for a South Carolina station for several years.
“This is an opportunity for me to come home and join an established team of award-winning journalists with the passion and drive to produce the best stories possible,” Noell said.
Noell graduated from Virginia Tech with a journalism degree, then worked in local broadcasting as a producer, reporter and breaking news anchor.
“Mandy is exactly the type of working journalist our viewers expect from our lead anchors,” WKBN News Director Mitch Davis said.
She will team up with the Valley’s most-experienced anchors, Dave Sess on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscast on WKBN 27, and Stan Boney on the WYFX 10 p.m. and WKBN 11 p.m.
“It is great that Mandy Noell is coming home as Erika Thomas is leaving to spend time closer to her family,” WKBN President and General Manager Dave Coy stated.
“I can’t explain how excited I am to meet the people in Youngstown and the surrounding communities,” Noell said. “I will be making new friends, volunteering and finding stories that are important to our viewers.”
Noell will debut on the Channel 27 anchor desk Monday at 5:30 p.m. and appear on all evening newscasts by November 14.
You can follow Mandy through Twitter @MandyNoell and on Facebook.com/MandyNoellTV