MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Meghan Reistad and Hannah Flood will join Tim Elliott as the anchors of NBC15’s “The Morning Show” starting Monday, June 25. Together, with Chief Meteorologist Charlie Shortino and Reporter Kalie Greenberg, the morning team is committed to giving viewers information they haven’t heard yet and information to help them prepare for the day ahead.
Meghan Reistad, Tim Elliott, Hannah Flood and Charlie Shortino
The station announced earlier this month that Elliott returned to the NBC15 family and his home market. The Janesville native previously worked alongside Shortino from 2010-2013 on what was then the market’s most-watched morning newscast.
"Hannah, Meghan and Tim each possess unique talents, experience and perspective. I truly look forward to the energy and lively personalities they will each bring to the all-new Morning Show," said Shortino, who has been NBC15’s morning meteorologist since 1994.
“Our goal is to be the #1 choice for viewers in our area. We see the opportunity and believe we have just the right team working on-air and behind-the-scenes to give viewers a reason to watch and start their day with us,” said Jessica Laszewski, WMTV NBC15 News Director.
Flood is originally from the Twin Cities, and feels a special connection to Wisconsin having spent many weekends at her family’s cabin in the northern part of the state. She joined NBC15 as a multi-media journalist/reporter in Jan. 2016 and is recognized for coverage at the State Capitol and the 2016 Presidential Election. She was the recipient of the 2018 Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Media Award, a statewide award. Hannah was honored for a report showing how schools partner with manufacturers and train employees to fill high-tech workforce needs.
Reistad is also a Minnesota native and award-winning journalist who joined the team in Nov. 2016 as the CW News at 9 Anchor. Meghan launched the 9 p.m. newscast and spearheaded the “In Focus” series, which shared more about the individuals behind many unique community issues. She earned a 2017 Golden Gavel Award of Commendation from the State Bar of Wisconsin for her continued coverage of Janesville Police Department’s mental health flagging system and a MBJA Award of Merit for best newscast in the CW News at 9’s first year.
“Charlie, Hannah, Tim and Kalie are not only talented and skilled at their craft, but they’re great people too. I feel fortunate to start my day with this team and am thrilled to get to know southern Wisconsin viewers even better. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring innovative ideas and a new format to a newscast that’s already a favorite for so many,” said Reistad.
“My primary goal is to make sure our viewers have the all the important information they need to start their day. I think this new team will do just that and have a little fun in the process,” Elliott said. “I’m also really looking forward to working alongside such strong, talented journalists. Meghan, Hannah, and Kalie know and care about this community, just like I do. And being reunited with my friend Charlie Shortino on the desk is a dream come true-- just don’t tell him I said that!”
Elliott has worked in the industry 11 years as an anchor, reporter and producer at stations in Milwaukee, Louisville and Dothan, Alabama. He is an award-winning journalist and was most recently recognized for his live reporting in 2017 by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
Greenberg is familiar to morning viewers—having held the role as NBC15’s morning reporter since joining the team in March 2017. The Chicago native moved to Madison from Grand Junction, Colorado, where she was a reporter at our sister station KKCO 11 News, the local NBC affiliate.
“The Morning Show” airs weekdays from 4:30-7 a.m. Viewers are invited to connect with the new team on social media by using the hashtag #WakeUpToMore.
Hannah Anderson will take on a new role leading the station’s investigative reporting efforts. She will also continue as anchor of NBC15 News at 11. Anderson has been a member of the NBC15 news team since Aug. 2017 and previously reported, anchored and produced at our sister station WSAW and WZAW, the CBS and FOX affiliates in Wausau. Her work has been recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
Morgan Wolfe joined the NBC15 family two years ago as a multi-media journalist/reporter and will succeed Reistad as weeknight anchor of CW News at 9.
WMTV serves as south central Wisconsin’s NBC and CW affiliates. We are a Gray Television station.