“With her wealth of experience, Dana Mills will
be an exciting addition to the AMN news team.”
-- Times President Thomas P. McDevitt
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 05, 2011
The Washington Times and Talk Radio Network Entertainment has announced the addition of Dana Mills as new co-anchor of America’s Morning News, the syndicated morning drive news program now airing on more than 120 affiliates nationwide. The program airs on WTNT AM730 in the Nation’s Capital, from which the program originates.
The popular Mills is an experienced journalist with more than a decade drive time news anchoring experience in major markets across the country. Mills will join AMN’s veteran co-anchor, John McCaslin, beginning May 9th, delivering an innovative news format featuring award-winning Washington Times investigative journalists and opinion editors.
In announcing the signing of Mills, Thomas P. McDevitt, president of The Washington Times said, “Dana Mills is an exciting and welcome addition to the America’s Morning News team. Together with the gifted John McCaslin, they will provide a compelling mix of insider politics and heartland spirit, broadcast live from Washington. We are pleased to have Ms. Mills join John McCaslin in a vibrant forum for newsmakers, bolstered by Washington Time’s journalists.”
Mark Masters, CEO of Talk Radio Network Entertainment said, “Dana Mills will be an excellent addition to our co-anchored news team. Working together, we’ve developed a next generation news talk radio program that is rapidly gaining national audience share with over 120 affiliates secured to date. Our collaboration with The Washington Times has positioned America’s Morning News for an audience hungry for this unique and innovative blend of content.”
Commenting on the Times AMN nexus, Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine, the leading talk radio industry publication, said, “America's Morning News is a great example of a leading news organization joining forces with a leading broadcast organization to provide radio listeners with the best combination of content and delivery.”
Dana Mills’ news anchoring and broadcast experience is extensive. Her first experience in anchoring a news broadcast was in Denver, CO where she quickly became the news anchor for one of the top rated stations in the market. While in Denver, Mills and her news team won the coveted “Best Radio News Team in America” award from the Radio/Television News Directors Association.
Mills moved to anchoring news on the WJR, top-rated station in Detroit where she anchored afternoon newscasts for some time before hosting an afternoon drive time news program formatted similarly to America’s Morning News.
She later was a news anchor on the CBS owned radio station in Detroit where she teamed up with legendary Detroit morning personality Dick Purtan to become part of an ensemble morning drive radio program. Most recently, Mills was with WFLA in Tampa, Florida.
Dana Mills is a graduate of Kent State University, where she majored in Journalism. Mills was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where she started her career in radio and television in Cleveland, and then moved to Denver where she lived and worked for 11 years.
America's Morning News airs live from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. EST (3 a.m. - 6 a.m. PST).