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WISN's Jason Newton is leaving to take a job in his hometown.
WISN's Jason Newton is leaving to take a job in his hometown.

Jason Newton leaving Channel 12 for hometown post

The Baltimore Sun reports today that WISN-TV anchorman Jason Newton has taken an anchor position at WBAL in his hometown of Baltimore. The station, like Channel 12 here, is owned by Hearst Television Inc.

According to the report, Newton will anchor three morning newscasts beginning Dec. 16. Newton will debut during the station's live coverage of the holiday lighting of the Mount Vernon Washington Monument on Dec. 5.

"This is a dream come true," Newton told the paper. "I look forward to joining a newsroom known for its award-winning investigative journalism and political coverage. WBAL-TV is the station I grew up watching. Coming home to cover everything that makes this city special is an honor and a privilege."

"It appears that Newton is being groomed to be the WBAL anchorman of the future," the newspaper says.

"Newton will be a great addition to our newsroom," news director Michelle Butt told the Sun. "As a native Baltimorean, he knows how to connect with our viewers and is invested in our community."

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