Sports reporter Josh Frketic promoted to WKBN anchor desk

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Youngstown, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN-TV 27 is proud to announce the promotion of Josh Frketic to WKBN 27’s number one news anchor.

Frketic will host First News on WKBN and WYFX Fox Youngstown weekdays from 5am to 7am.

Frketic has been with WKBN for 10 years. He started out as a news reporter before joining the WKBN sports team.

He graduated from Point Park University with a degree in broadcasting.

“It’s an honor to join WKBN’s Morning Team. There are so many incredible, talented journalists sitting in that chair, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be next,” he said.

Frketic said he is looking forward to his new role because it will give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family and root for his wife’s Liberty Leopards volleyball team.

“I love this industry because I love informing people, serving our community, telling the stories of people in our community and trying to put a smile on people’s faces,” he said.

Frketic joins anchor Anna Marsick and meteorologist Alex George.

“We are very pleased to have Josh Frketic join our WKBN morning news team. Josh has been an excellent reporter for our news and sports departments for many years. His passion for storytelling is clearly an asset to our news department and our audience,” WKBN said David Coy, president and general manager.

WKBN 27 First news this morning is Mahoning and the Shenango Valleys longest running local morning news broadcast.

You can follow Josh on social media on Twitter @JoshFrketicWKBN.

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