When Deborah Ferguson’s new co-anchor on NBC 5 Today arrives on Monday, Ferguson won’t have to worry about accidentally calling him by the old co-anchor’s first name.
Marc Fein, who has been with KXAS/Channel 5 since 2011 and co-anchors the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts, announced via Facebook today that he will be Ferguson’s new co-anchor, taking the slot vacated by Mark Hayes earlier this week. So Marc with a “c” comes in as Mark with a “k” leaves.
“Very excited about moving to the mornings and NBC5 Today with Deborah Ferguson!,” Fein posted on his Facebook page. “I start Monday, so you might notice a bit of a different schedule in terms of my posts.”
Fein, who came to the station in fall 2011, has a background in sports reporting, having covered the NBA Playoffs for TNT and the MLB Playoffs for TBS, both times as sideline report. He was also a studio host for TNT’s NASCAR coverage. Before all that, he was in DFW, working as a sports anchor-reporter for KDFW/Channel 4.
Mark Hayes told local-TV blogger Ed Bark that he and NBC 5 had “mutually decided to part ways” this week, setting the stage for Ferguson to have the latest in a series of co-anchors. Hayes had been with the station since May 2012, coming to the co-anchor slot after Scott Friedman left to head NBC 5’s investigative team.
No announcement has been made yet about how Fein’s move affects the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.