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Katy Blakey is NBC5's new weekend morning news anchor

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During unclebarky.com’s recess last week, NBC5 announced the hiring of Katy Blakey as the Fort Worth-based station’s new weekend morning anchor.

The McKinney native and SMU grad arrives from Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate, KOCO-TV, where she spent three years. She lately has co-anchored KOCO’s weekday morning newscasts after arriving in 2011 and quickly becoming the “go-to reporter tracking the state’s extreme weather and covering the market’s big stories,” according to her station bio.

Blakey is scheduled to join NBC5 on Jan. 5th and begin her on-air anchoring duties shortly thereafter. She earlier worked at KTEN-TV, the NBC station in Denison, TX.

NBC5 also will be hiring a new weekend morning meteorologist to join Blakey, but a decision hasn’t been made yet, says station spokesman Brian Hocker.

Blakey replaces Lindsay Wilcox, who left NBC5 last summer after she and her husband had their third child. Wilcox had been at NBC5 since August 2007. Meteorologist Lindsay Riley resigned from NBC5 in November, after a two-year stint, to join WTTV-TV in Indianapolis as a weekday weathercaster.

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