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Cristina Mendonsa tapped to lead KFBK morning news program

Photo: KFBK Radio / iHeartMedia Sacramento / Handout

Cristina Mendonsa, a former television news anchor who has been reporting for Sacramento news radio station KFBK over the last few months, has been tapped to co-host the station’s flagship morning drive news program.

The announcement was made in a press release Thursday one day after The Desk reported long-time broadcaster Amy Lewis was dropped immediately after her Wednesday morning show had ended.

“We’re thrilled to have Cristina join iHeartMedia Sacramento as co-anchor/host of the KFBK Morning News,” an iHeartMedia executive said in the release. iHeartMedia is the parent company of KFBK (1530 AM, 93.1 FM).

Mendonsa has been producing reports for the station, some of which are distributed via a podcast. She previously worked as a weekday news anchor at KXTV (Channel 10) where she appeared weekdays for more than 20 years until her contract expired last year.

Mendonsa said she missed interacting with the public and was “honored to become part of this team and legacy.”

Mendonsa starts in the new role August 27.

DOCUMENT: Read the press release on Cristina Mendonsa’s hiring at KFBK

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).