KSN, Channel 3, finally makes changes to 10 p.m. newscast

WICHITA — At long last, KSN, Channel 3, is making changes to its 10 p.m. newscast that it first informed its staff about in February.

“The idea was to give it a fresh approach,” says Darrin Fullerton, KSN’s interim director of marketing.

The former weekend anchor team of Brooke Martin, J.D. Rudd and Jamison Coyle is the new 10 p.m. team as of today.

Coyle became KSN’s lead sports anchor in March after sportscaster Jim Kobbe left.

Aileen Simborio will replace Martin on the weekends. Meteorologist Mark Bogner will join her.

Simborio has been co-anchoring the station’s noon show. Former 10 p.m. co-anchor Stephanie Bergmann now will join Mark Davidson on the noon show.

Bergmann, along with former 10 p.m. anchor John Snyder and chief meteorologist Dave Freeman, also will continue to be on the 6 p.m. newscast. Bergmann and Freeman will be on the 5 p.m. newscast as well.

Snyder will do in-depth reporting in addition to co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news.

Fullerton says the staff is extremely versatile, which he says allows for the changes and to “continue to take advantage of the talent we have in house.”

There are other changes in the works as well.

“There’s going to be some changes in the direction of the newscast,” Fullerton says.

He says this includes changes to the station’s partnerships with KRBB, 97.9-FM, and KZSN, 102.1-FM.

“They’re going to be offering up some content to maximize our relationship.”

Fullerton wouldn’t be more specific.