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Vegas Wakes Up With the Wagners

Kim and Dana Wagner make up the morning team on KSNV, anchoring 4-7 a.m. As a married couple, the Wagners bring a unique chemistry to the anchor desk. “They know each other better than anybody,” KSNV news director Stephanie Wheatley said.

The pair has anchored together on KSNV since 2007. At 6-7 a.m. in February, the program did a 3.2 in households and 1.8 in viewers 25-54, both good for second place.

The Wagners were named Best Anchor Team by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers in 2016. “They’ve been here a long time and are invested in the community,” Wheatley said. “There’s a familiarity with them.”

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Morning news segments include “Make-a-Wish Mondays,” which sees a local child suffering from a critical illness get their wish granted.

Before shifting to mornings, Kim was a weekend anchor. Dana did the weather, and continues to add his meteorological insights when weather events make the news in Vegas.

General manager Larry Strumwasser said a number of local TV talent has moved on to other markets. The Wagners remain. “They’re extremely visible,” he said. “Everybody knows them.”

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.