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Rhodes to host abbreviated 'Your Turn' on Fox Ch. 13

Tampa Fox station WTVT-Ch. 13 will keep producing its midday talk segment "Your Turn after the Dec. 30 departure of signature host Kathy Fountain, naming morning anchor Russell Rhodes as the new host. But the station will cut 20 minutes from the segment — more than half its length — to create a 15-minute bit at the end of an expanded noontime broadcast hosted by Denise White. The new format debuts Dec. 31. Despite the reduction, WTVT officials insist the move is not a precursor to canceling the segment, saying morning anchor Rhodes needed a lighter workload in taking over the show. " 'Your Turn' is an important part of our connection to the community," WTVT news director Mike McClain, told Times TV/Media Critic Eric Deggans. McClain didn't say who would take over Fountain's other job, co-anchoring WTVT's 5 p.m. news alongside White. He promised an announcement soon.

Rhodes to host abbreviated 'Your Turn' on Fox Ch. 13 12/03/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:10pm]
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