Effective Wednesday March 30, News 6 morning viewers will be waking up to a new but familiar face! That familiar face is local favorite anchor/reporter Justin Warmoth. The news is his new schedule, co-anchoring the weekday morning news from 5-7 a.m. with Bridgett Ellison.
Justin joined WKMG News 6 as a Brevard County bureau reporter in February 2013. In July 2015, he began anchoring the weekend morning news and reporting for the early evening newscasts during the week in and around Orlando.
“In the past three years here at News 6 Justin has worked hard and shown exceptional news judgment. Having grown up in Central Florida he had a unique ability to connect with people and to share their stories,” said News Director Allison McGinley. “He's covered numerous major and breaking stories while shooting his own video, interviews, and live shots. As a knowledgeable part of our community he capitalizes on making stories meaningful to our viewers with interactive story sharing on our digital platforms. Today’s viewer wants to interact with the people that bring them the news. They want someone who is open, ready to share their thoughts and feelings about what is happening through social media. We look forward to capitalizing on Justin's unique talents in ways that take Getting Results to the next level.”
“Central Florida is unique. We have a mix of natives, new comers, southerners and northerners all with one thing in common, our love for this lifestyle,” said Justin. “We have our own set of rules, our own unique towns and communities and I love sharing our stories. To be able to use that knowledge while working and living in the city where I grew up is a dream come true.”
“What you want out of an anchor is someone who cares about the stories they are sharing. Someone who connects with the people they are talking with. Justin knows this community like the back of his hand. This community is what he cares about. His dedication and hard work earned him this opportunity and you can’t teach local,” said VP/General Manager Jeff Hoffman.
Morning News co-anchor Bridgett Ellison now 8 and a half months pregnant is due any day now. “I hope I can spend a little time with Bridgett before she gives birth to her beautiful baby girl,” said Justin. “But the big day could be any day now, and we are all wishing her the best!”
Bridgett and Justin will also co-anchor News 6 at Noon weekdays.
Filling in for Bridgett during maternity leave will be reporter/fill-in anchor Kirstin O'Connor.
David Hall is leaving News 6 to pursue other opportunities. His last day was Wednesday March 23, 2016.