Susan Kim's "transitioning" didn't take long.
On Tuesday, WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) announced that Kim, who has been co-anchor of the Milwaukee NBC affiliate's morning newscast since 2003, was "transitioning to a new role" at the station, and that Tom Durian and Symone Woolridge will co-anchor "TMJ News Today," the morning show, starting in September.
On Thursday, the station said that Kim and veteran anchor Steve Chamraz will co-anchor a "revamped" 4 p.m. newscast at the station starting Sept. 6, the same day Durian and Woolridge formally take over the morning shift.
Woolridge, who joined Channel 4 in March, had been lead anchor on the 4 p.m. newscast.
Chamraz also co-anchors Channel 4's 5 p.m. newscast and "Milwaukee Tonight," the news/feature show at 6:30 p.m. weeknights; he'll be dropping his gig as anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast.
:: Some personal news, as the kids say...
Looking forward to re-launching Milwaukee's ORIGINAL 4pm news with @SusanKim4.
I'll continue to anchor @tmj4 News at 5 and Milwaukee Tonight.
Still working on what I'll do when I'm off the night shift!https://t.co/Xx5cnAp1UH
— Steve Chamraz (@TMJ4Steve) August 4, 2022
News director Tim Vetscher told the Milwaukee Business Journal, which has a television news partnership with Channel 4, that the station has been in the process of making its 4 p.m. newscast "hyperlocal with real-time news woven in at the top and bottom of the hour.”
Andrea Williams, who had been hired by Channel 4 in April to do stories about Milwaukee communities, will continue to be a part of the 4 p.m. newscast, the station said.
One of Milwaukee's longest-tenured TV newspeople, Kim started at Channel 4 in 1994 as a reporter and weekend assignment editor. She began as morning news co-anchor in 2003, and was paired with co-anchor Vince Vitrano in 2006. Kim and Vitrano shared anchoring duties on the station's morning news for 16 years, until February when Vitrano left to host "Wisconsin's Morning News" on WTMJ-AM (620), after longtime Milwaukee radio personality Gene Mueller retired.
Channel 4 also announced this week that Brian Niznansky, who has been doing the morning weather on Channel 4 since 2015, has been named chief meteorologist at the station. He'll follow Brian Gotter, who announced he was retiring this fall to take a full-time post at the MACC Fund.
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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Susan Kim, Steve Chamraz to anchor 4 p.m. news on Milwaukee Channel 4