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As WDCW-TV (DCW50) recently celebrated the first year anniversary of its nightly “News at 10P” newscast, the station announced today the addition of journalist Rob Desir as co-anchor with Candace Burns. Desir will join Burns at the anchor desk beginning Monday, May 1st. The “News at 10P” premiered April 18, 2016 with Burns as weeknight anchor; Emmy-winning meteorologist Zach Daniel; and sports anchor Lane Casadonte. The half-hour newscast includes coverage of the local, national and international “top ten” news stories of the day. Live news reports at 10PM are featured from throughout the DC metropolitan community every night with a team of local reporters and multi-media journalists based out of DCW50.
“The addition of Rob Desir to our anchor desk, joining Candace Burns, represents our continued commitment to building our news coverage and presence in the Greater Washington, DC community,” said Vince Giannini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DCW50. “Throughout this past year we have built a solid, credible and well-produced newscast the Washington, DC audience can depend upon every single night. We are looking forward to our second year and beyond.”
The DCW50 “News at 10P” is anchored from the studios of WTVR-TV, the Tribune Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia; the team of local reporters, multi-media journalists (MMJ’s), sports reporters, photographers and editors are based out of DCW50’s broadcast operation in northwest Washington, DC.
Desir has worked as an Anchor / Reporter at WTVR since April, 2015. Before that he worked as a news and sports reporter in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Mobile. In addition, Desir has periodically filled in as a substitute anchor DCW50’s “News at 10P.”
In addition to anchoring DCW50’s “New at 10P,” Candace Burns also anchors WTVR’s 6 & 11PM newscasts. She began her career as a reporter, producer, and writer in her native Michigan at television stations in Flint and Lansing.