Houston News : Love is on the air: Husband, wife duo serve as morning anchor team at KBTX in Bryan-College Station

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Kathleen and John Ninke serve as the morning anchor team at KBTX News3 Bryan-College Station, but more than that, they serve as husband and wife in real life. (Photo courtesy of Mike McGuff via Imgur images)

Kathleen and John Ninke serve as the morning anchor team at KBTX News3 Bryan-College Station, but more than that, they serve as husband and wife in real life. (Photo courtesy of Mike McGuff via Imgur images)

Photo: Mike McGuff Via Imgur Images

Photo: Mike McGuff Via Imgur Images

Kathleen and John Ninke serve as the morning anchor team at KBTX News3 Bryan-College Station, but more than that, they serve as husband and wife in real life. (Photo courtesy of Mike McGuff via Imgur images)

Kathleen and John Ninke serve as the morning anchor team at KBTX News3 Bryan-College Station, but more than that, they serve as husband and wife in real life. (Photo courtesy of Mike McGuff via Imgur images)

Photo: Mike McGuff Via Imgur Images

Love is on the air: Husband, wife duo serve as morning anchor team at KBTX in Bryan-College Station

Love is on the air.

Kathleen Witte (who now goes by her married name on air) and Josh Ninke serve as the morning anchor team at KBTX News3 Bryan-College Station, but more than that, they are husband and wife in real life.

“There was immediate chemistry [between them],” said KBTX evening anchor Karla Castillo, as reported by Houston blogger Mike McGuff. “This is nothing but respect to all of y’all, and I think, you know, you kept that boundary, that workroom and friends. But I think we could always tell there was something there. And that’s what I think has been fun – when y’all started dating and then you got married, I think we were like ‘finally!'”

The two met each other at the news station in 2017 and said “I do” to one another earlier this year.

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“We fought it for about a year, year and a half,” said Josh, according to McGuff. “But then it was like, ‘Oh, yeah, no, this is exactly what we’re supposed to be doing.'”

The newlyweds get to spend every waking moment together (literally), because as of early September, they’ve been waking up at 2:30 a.m. to anchor “Brazos Valley This Morning,” side by side, at 4:30 a.m.

Now, while 2:30 may seem super early to some, in the wonderful world of broadcast journalism, it’s fairly normal. But Kathleen originally anchored the 4 and 6 p.m. newscasts, so it was definitely an adjustment for her.

Lucky for her, “when his alarm goes off, I already wake up a little bit. So now I’ll just stay awake instead of going back to sleep,” she said to McGuff.

As far as I’m concerned, KBTX mornings couldn’t get any cuter.



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Source : chron.com