El Paso’s CBS4 Morning Show Brings The Girl Power With Their New Morning Team
Story Time: When I used to work full-time in TV news there were always two questions I would get asked constantly:
- Is that really Doppler Dave’s voice? The answer is yes, and his voice is actually insured for millions of dollars. Just kidding on that last part.
- Do you and the other female anchors/reporters not like each other and fight like they do in Anchorman?
Yes, that last question is ALWAYS asked and my response is usually never what people want to hear: “No, we actually like each other and support one another.”
When I saw the news about CBS4 launching a new team for their morning show I was excited because the new team is all-female and I am here for that girl power dynamic!
CBS4’s morning team will be a group of strong and talented women that include Amanda Guillen, Salina Madrid, and Brady Brewster.
Amanda was born and raised in the borderland. She graduated from El Paso High School and earned her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso. I first met Amanda when she was an intern at KVIA and to this day I call her my favorite intern! She has been working on the morning show for a few years now where she started off as a weather anchor and then made the jump to morning anchor, reporter and producer.
Brady isn't new to the morning team. When Amanda switched roles, Brady came in and took over the morning forecaster position and has since been killing it!!
Brady is a native South Carolinian, who attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is currently enrolled at Mississippi State University. She will graduate in 2023 with a degree in Meteorology. You go, girl!
Amanda and Brady are familiar faces for morning show viewers, but joining the ladies will be a familiar face that viewers were used to seeing in the evenings.
Salina was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and graduated from New Mexico State University in May 2018, with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Government.
Salina has spent years telling stories from Las Cruces as the stations' Las Cruces reporter, but now she will be the newest addition to the CBS4 Morning Show. She will also serve as a reporter for the stations afternoon show.
It's A New Dynamic!
“We vibe so well together. This is just the start of what I know will be a successful journey here at CBS4,” said Amanda.
Salina and Amanda are mommas to some precious little humans and they are both excited to be able to relate to viewers through two new weekly series that will air on Monday's and Wednesday's.
“Kids Doing Good” will air every Monday morning. Amanda will showcase excellence in our youth within the community during these weekly reports.
“Family is at the center of our personal and professional lives. We want to make sure our viewers feel like they are a part of our extended families,” said Amanda.
Every Wednesday, Salina will introduce viewers to some of the incredible women in the borderland that are making moves and breaking biases with her weekly segment, Breaking The Bias.
“International Women’s Day shouldn't just be a day. We should celebrate women all year long,” said Salina.
Brady will then help wrap up your week with her “Just 4 Fun” segments every Friday morning. These segments will give viewers a look at the exciting and fun things people can do in the borderland for the weekend ahead.
“I think I have it the easiest because it's just me. I don't have kids or family around, so when I leave work, I'm done. These two go home and have another entire job that they absolutely crush every day. They are superheroes,” said Brady.
An all-women morning anchor team isn’t anything new, however, these days it is rare to see so all three women know that being a part of this new launch is something to be proud of.
“I feel like through launching one of the very few all-female news teams, we're allowing the public to see what we've been experiencing for years: kick-butt women, empowering one another and taking what we've worked hard for,” said Brady.
“As women, we are stronger when we work together. The fact that this team epitomizes that is so special to me. I’m so proud to be a part of it,” said Amanda.
You can wake up to these amazing women every weekday morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and then again at 12 p.m.
When women come together amazing things happen! This is proof of that. Keep kicking butt, ladies.