Morning Dose. news anchor Laila Muhammad is a seasoned journalist, host and television personality with nearly 15 years of experience. Muhammad was most recently host of Tribune Broadcasting’s daily news program “Eye Opener” which “Morning Dose.” replaced.
Laila previously worked at Tribune’s CBS/CW affiliate WTKR/WGNT in Norfolk, VA, for 8 years. During the majority of her time there, Laila anchored the Morning and Noon newscasts. She then headed to the evenings, where she launched and co-anchored the 7 pm. and 10 pm. shows. Laila got her on-camera start in Greenville, NC, as a reporter and anchor at WNCT.
As an Adjunct Professor, Laila taught writing and performance courses to aspiring journalists at Hampton University and East Carolina University.
Laila received her Master of Science in Journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and History from Salem College.
Laila is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Salem College Alumnae Board. She is also a Community Ambassador for Dress for Success Dallas.
Morning Dose. news anchor Jenny Anchondo is an experienced TV journalist, anchor and reporter who started her career as an intern at Fox News Channel in New York City where she also became a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists after attending the University of Idaho. Jenny’s first first job in broadcasting was as a producer and reporter at KNDO-TV in Yakima, WA. She then went on to become an evening anchor/reporter at KNDU-TV in Kennewick, WA. From there, Jenny got into the routine of setting a 1:30 a.m. alarm clock and has been doing so for the past eight years as a morning anchor/reporter at KOLD-TV in Tucson, AZ, WXIN-TV in Indianapolis, IN and KDFW-TV in Dallas, TX before joining morning dose. as a host covering news, trending stories, social media and more. Jenny is passionate about fitness and about mentoring other women, having helped start the nationwide “Mentoring Women’s Network” community.
Morning Dose. meteorologist Laura Bannon is no novice when it comes to all things weather, most recently working in the heart of tornado alley, Wichita, Kansas. Locals call the Wichita market the “Super Bowl of Weather” because of the four intense seasons with all modes of severe weather. Needless to stay, there was never a dull moment in the weather department.
Laura grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Upon completing her undergraduate studies at University of Missouri and Mississippi State university, Laura went on to serve weather teams in Jefferson City, MO; Jackson, TN; Wichita, KS; and currently morning dose.
Laura’s passion for meteorology began when she was a young girl, after being terrified of storms and wanting to help others get over their fears. When she’s not at work, you can find her at the gym. From obstacle course races to CrossFit competitions, Laura is open to trying anything new to be physically fit. She enjoys sharing her fitness journey through social media in hopes to inspire others. Laura also loves horses and golf. She has a boxer dog named Buster.
Creative Consultant Rick Joyce, an award-winning showrunner, was formerly the Co-executive Producer of “Entertainment Tonight” and was previously the Executive Producer of “The List,” a lifestyle news magazine. He also developed and launched the digital platform CelebTV.com.