"News 4 is thrilled to add an experienced member of our team to the Tucson Today lineup," News Director Kathleen Choal said. "The newscast will become more viewer friendly."
KVOA made the change April 17. Tucson Today also includes weather anchor Matt Brode and traffic reporter Gina Corral.
Brode is new to the station, but not Tucson. He graduated from the UA with two degrees and returns after a stint in West Palm Beach, Fla.
"I am thrilled to be living in Tucson," said Brode, who has his American Meteorological Society seal. "Having lived here for eight years, I feel like this is my second home."
Todd Kunz is now on the anchor desk during KVOA's weekend newscasts.
"I feel truly honored and especially humbled by this most coveted of awards," said Birmingham in a press release. "My sincere thanks go out to the (Radio-Television News Directors Association) judges, and to the KNST listeners for their support."
Birmingham, who handles local news for the conservative talk station during its morning drive programming, is now eligible to compete for the national honor. That winner will be announced in June.
Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Benson, Patagonia, Elgin, Tumacacori, Casa Grande and the Ol' Pueblo itself made the cut for the KTVK State Tour. Keep your May calendars open for an anchor sighting near you!