Lesli Foster is an Emmy award-winning journalist who co-anchors 9NEWS NOW at 5pm, and is the solo anchor on 9NEWS NOW at 6pm. She also leads the 9NEWS NOW Consumer Unit, covering major consumer issues that affect area residents.
JC Hayward stands out as a gem in the shining crown of broadcast journalism in Washington, DC. As the DC market's first female anchor, she celebrates 39 years as an anchor at WUSA9 and was recently inducted into the National Association of Broadcast Journalists' Hall of Fame.
Derek McGinty is the weekday anchor for 9NEWS NOW at 7pm and weeknight
co-anchor for 9NEWS NOW at 11pm. From March 2001 to June 2003, he was
co-anchor of ABC NEWS' overnight broadcast, World News Now, and anchor
of World News This Morning. Additionally, Derek was a correspondent for
"HBO's Real Sports" for 4 years.
Anita Brikman came to 9NEWS NOW from WPVI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, where she began in 1994 as their featured medical
reporter, and shortly after joining the station also assumed various news anchor duties. Among other assignments, she traveled to Indonesia
following the disastrous tsunami to chronicle a medical relief mission undertaken by American physicians.
Andrea Roane has been with W*USA 9 since 1981, and currently co-anchors 9 NEWS NOW from 4:25 a.m. - 7 a.m. Andrea is best known to viewers for her passionate reporting on breast health issues and promoting the importance of Early Detection in the fight against breast cancer.
Meeting new people and prose are what WUSA9 Morning Anchor Mike Hydeck enjoys most about journalism. Look for Mike weekday mornings on 9NEWS NOW from 4:25-7:00 a.m.
Bruce has been a reporter and anchor for WUSA 9 for more than 30 years with an emphasis on politics and urban affairs. When not anchoring the weekend evening news, Bruce can be seen weekdays covering breaking news and uncovering political scoops in the nation's capital.
Monika Samtani has enjoyed being a professional in the media industry for over 20 years.
Award winning Investigative Reporter Russ Ptacek's probes have prompted Congressional hearings, and sparked reform at state and federal agencies.
His forensic web analyses have identified smartphone privacy risks & exposed a politician who stalked teens online. He's also exposed millions in unreported government bonuses, race biased taxis, and restaurant health risks.
Andrea McCarren's reporting has earned international attention and accolades, including the Edward R. Murrow Award, 10 Regional Emmys, national honors from both Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation.
Debra covers everything from breaking news to crime to inspiring stories of people making a difference.
Ko Im is thrilled to report in Washington. You can catch her on the weekends with overnight news updates.
Peggy Fox is a three-time Emmy award winning multi-media journalist who reports and anchors the news for WUSA 9 TV. She's covered some of the major news events of the past two decades such as the Virginia Tech shootings, 9/11, Washington's sniper shootings, Wounded Veterans from the Iraq War, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the Panama Invasion, and the last four Presidential elections.
Kristin Fisher is an Emmy-Award winning, one-man-band reporter. She films, edits, writes and reports live for the weekday evening newscasts.
Jessica Doyle joined 9NEWS NOW in February 2009 to cover business, Wall Street and consumer news.
Scott is among 9NEWS NOW's and WUSA9.com's digital correspondents, a
new kind of journalist tasked with accelerating our industry's shift
from traditional television news broadcasting to high-volume web-based,
video and text communications.
Bruce Leshan joined 9NEWS NOW as a general assignment reporter in July
1995. Prior to coming to WUSA9, Bruce was a reporter for WBFF-TV in
Baltimore, Maryland where he covered politics, City Hall, the
environment and special projects.
Delia Gonçalves is happy to be back in Washington, DC after first starting her career in the U.S. Senate Radio-TV Gallery in 1999.
Ken Molestina is one of the newest additions to the 9NEWS NOW team, and
is thrilled to now call Washington, DC, home. Born in New York, and
raised in Miami, Ken is excited to be back on the East Coast.
Surae Chinn is excited to be back in her home town reporting the news in the nation's capital. She joined W*USA9 in March of 2009.
Topper Shutt is Chief Meteorologist for 9 NEWS NOW and appears weekdays on the station's 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 11pm newscasts, as well as throughout the day and night during all major weather events affecting our region.
Meteorologist Howard Bernstein joined 9NEWS NOW in November of 2000. You can now see him reporting the weather weekdays on the 9NEWS NOW in the mornings from 4:25-7:00 AM and again at Noon.
Meteorologist Erica Grow joined the W*USA Weather Team in September 2012. You can watch her forecasts every Saturday and Sunday evening on 9NEWS NOW.
Kristen comes to the DC area from WBFF in Baltimore, where she was the Weekend Sports Anchor and part of the team that
won the Chesapeake Bay Region AP award for Best Year Round Sports
Dave serves as a Digital Correspondent focusing on features of High School student-athletes. In the fall, he assists with high school football on Friday nights, and he also hosts Sunday Sports Plus.