Anchor Brian Loftus promoted to evening 8 News Now newscasts

LAS VEGAS - Good Day Anchor Brian Loftus will be moving to the main anchor position at 8 News NOW on Jan. 2, 2018 as he begins anchoring the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

"We are thrilled to promote Brian to Evening Anchor," said News Director Terri Foley, KLAS-TV. "Brian is a talented journalist who will continue the strong tradition and legacy of 8 News Now as the Valley's News Leader."

Loftus is an Emmy award winning anchor who joined KLAS-TV in 2009 as a Traffic Anchor and then moved into the Morning Anchor position for 8 News Now "Good Day."

Loftus has a Bachelors in English and earned his Master's Degree from Loyola Marymount University. He began his career as a teacher and coach. He moved into radio in Los Angeles and within five years he was in Fresno as a feature reporter.

For the past three years, Brian has also hosted and anchored KLAS-TV's highly rated New Year's Eve Countdown special from the Las Vegas Strip. 

With his ongoing Morning News series "What's Cool at School", Brian has highlighted positive programs in local schools. "Brian is passionate about Southern Nevada and our local communities," said Vice President and General Manager Lisa Howfield, KLAS-TV. 

"For the past eight years, it's been a pleasure starting the day with Las Vegas and the best morning team in the business, including my talented colleagues Kirsten Joyce, Sherry Swensk and the entire "Good Day" crew," Loftus said. "I am humbled and excited to move to evenings, alongside Denise Valdez and Tedd Florendo. Dave Courvoisier is an accomplished anchor who cannot be replaced, and I am honored to be entrusted to continue the 8 News Now tradition of excellence!"

Loftus is succeeding Dave Courvoisier who announced he is leaving KLAS-TV after 15 years to begin a new chapter in his life. His last day is Dec. 15.

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