Talk Radio Network Entertainment and The Washington Times have partnered to create a nationally syndicated, morning-drive radio show (3/24/09 RBR #57) with a new format aimed at showcasing investigative reporting, accountability journalism and live reporting directly from the Washington Times’ newsroom inside the nation’s capital. This show represents a full spectrum ranging from breaking investigative reports in real-time to entertainment news, financial news, commentary and point vs. counterpoint. “America’s Morning News” is set to launch Monday, 6/15. The show will utilize all the resources of The Washington Times in addition to a specially formed investigative unit with 10 reporters.
The journalistic team is headed by former “Post” honcho John Solomon. Anchoring the news desk for the investigative team will be 23 year ABC news veteran and award winning host, Melanie Morgan (who just finished a 15 year stint as anchor in morning drive on KSFO San Francisco). At Melanie’s side will be veteran broadcaster and Times’ award winning journalist John McCaslin.
McCaslin was news director and anchor for Bee Broadcasting, Inc., based in Kalispell/Whitefish, Mont., where for two years he co-hosted the top-rated morning-drive radio show for KJJR-AM and KBBZ-FM. He has appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews to NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” even VH1 — offering insights in the nation’s capital and its ever-changing cast of political characters. He’s been a regular substitute host for Rush Limbaugh, Sam Donaldson on ABC Radio, Mary Matalin on CBS Radio, and more. He has also anchored a weekly news segment on ABC-7 News in DC. A former Metropolitan Editor for the Washington Times, McCaslin directed 45 editors/reporters in their daily coverage of the nation’s capital.