Samantha Kozsey will debut today on the “News 5 Early Today,” “News 5 Today” and “News 5 at Noon” newscasts for WCYB-TV (NBC). She will serve as a co-anchor alongside Preston Ayres. Kozsey replaces Tarah Taylor, who left the station and industry in December. Kozsey has spent time as an anchor and reporter for stations in Bluefield, W.Va., Charleston-Huntington, W.Va., St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
WCYB-TV is a Bristol, Va.-based NBC affiliate that also broadcasts to Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol in Tennessee.