WKMG Local 6 announced on Friday that Ginger Gadsden will be joining the Local 6 news team, effective June 16.

Ginger will co-anchor the 5:30 p.m. newscast with Matt Austin and solo anchor the 7 p.m. newscast. Ginger comes to Local 6 from WTSP Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, Florida where she co-anchored the morning news for seven years.

“Ginger Gadsden will be a terrific addition to our early evening newscasts,”  said Vice President and General Manager Skip Valet.  “Ginger is a compelling storyteller and an accomplished Journalist. Like her Co-Anchors Matt Austin and Lisa Bell, Ginger is passionate about the News.”

Not only will she anchor, she will also contribute to all of the Local 6 newscasts.

“I am so excited to be joining the Local 6 team,” said Ginger Gadsden. “And I’m ready to do some really good work for the people of Central Florida.”

“Ginger is extremely versatile,” said Local 6 News Director Steve Hyvonen. “In addition to anchoring the 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. newscasts, she will be in the field reporting for us as well.  Viewers will see her in a number of important roles on the air at Local 6.”

Look for Ginger Gadsden on Facebook and Twitter.