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Former CBS 13 anchor Sam Shane to co-host NewsRadio KFBK morning show

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Amy Lewis talks about her career Friday, August 24, 2018, as a co-host of KFBK’s morning news show in Sacramento. The station announced she would be replaced by Cristina Mendonsa on Thursday.
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Amy Lewis talks about her career Friday, August 24, 2018, as a co-host of KFBK’s morning news show in Sacramento. The station announced she would be replaced by Cristina Mendonsa on Thursday.

KFBK, the iHeartMedia news radio station in Sacramento, announced Thursday that former television anchor Sam Shane will become the station’s morning news host alongside Cristina Mendonsa as of April 1.

Shane has previously worked as an anchor at CBS 13 and KCRA 3 – as well as KGO-TV, the ABC affiliate in San Francisco, and MSNBC, according to KFBK.

“I’m delighted to join Cristina and the entire team at News 93.1 KFBK,” Shane said in the station’s announcement post. “Our show will be packed with engaging, relevant and meaningful stories from around the world – with an emphasis on local events that impact our listeners right here in Northern California. This show will be objective, insightful and smart.”

Shane and Mendonsa will be reading local and national news for the morning show weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to KFBK.

“Sam’s deep roots in our community and his connections in the capital city mean that he has a wealth of experience, perspective and views to draw upon that will give clarity and perspective to the day’s events,” KFBK Program Director Bill White said in the station’s announcement post.

Shane, who had worked since 2006 at KOVR, the CBS owned-and-operated station in Sacramento, left after his contract expired in October 2017, according to previous reporting by The Sacramento Bee.

He previously covered the Oklahoma City bombing, the capture of the Unabomber and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Outgoing anchor Dan Mitchinson announced his departure from NewsRadio KFBK (1530 AM/93.1 FM) last week in a Facebook post.

“I can’t say it was easy getting up most mornings around 1 (a.m.), but once I was in the car, heading to work, I looked forward to connecting with all of you on air and through social media and sharing stories,” Mitchinson said in the post.

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