Dawn Stensland To Host 10am-12pm At WPHT

Audacy Conservative Talk 1210 WPHT Philadelphia has appointed longtime television news anchor Dawn Stensland as its new 10am-12pm host.

Stensland will also continue to serve as co-host of the Rich Zeoli Show from 6-10am as she has since 2015. Stensland served as a television news anchor in Rockford, Madison, Fort Myers, Chicago and Cleveland before coming to Philadelphia in 1997 with stints at KYW-TV and WTXF until 2009. She then hosted shows on two New Jersey TV stations prior to joining WPHT.

The placement of Stensland in the 10am-12pm slot concludes the lineup changes that saw 9am-12pm host Dom Giordano replace The Rush Limbaugh Show in the 12-3pm timeslot and Zeoli extend his show to 10am in June.

Audacy announced Dawn Stensland will expand her role with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (WPHT-AM) in Philadelphia and will now be heard weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET, effective September 7. Stensland will continue to serve as a co-anchor on “The Rich Zeoli Show,” which she has held since 2015.

“We’re excited to grow Dawn’s role with the station with the launch of her new midday show, where she will speak with top local newsmakers for in-depth analysis of stories that affect the Philadelphia region,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Philadelphia. “Dawn’s show, along with an extra hour of Rich Zeoli, and Dom Giordano’s new program time extends our local content to nine hours, which allows us to best serve our local listeners, while continuing to deliver some of the biggest names on the national stage.”

“I’m grateful to Rich Zeoli and his ‘army’ of loyal listeners for believing in me since I joined the show six years ago,” said Stensland. “I am so proud to work with Audacy and I’m also so thankful for their commitment to showcase a diverse collection of local voices as we engage with people across our region about the issues of the day and the news that impacts us here at home.”

Stensland rose to popularity as a nightly news anchor in 1997 on CBS3 television, co-anchoring with Larry Kane and Ukee Washington. She also co-hosted CBS News Saturday morning nationally for two years. Stensland became the face of Fox29 as main anchor in 2001, where she helped to continually lead ratings on “The 10 O’clock News.” Her Emmy-winning career also includes reporting for WJLPTV “Jersey Matters” since 2013. She’s a longtime community volunteer and serves on local nonprofit boards.

Additionally, the station also welcomes Matt Desantis as producer of the show. Desantis joined the company as an intern in 2011 and grew into other programming positions before he was admitted to Harvard University in 2018.

New Talk Radio 1210 WPHT weekday programming lineup is as follows.

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET:
“The Rich Zeoli Show”

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET:
Dawn Stensland

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET:
“The Dom Giordano Program”

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET:
Sean Hannity

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET:
Mark Levin

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. ET:
“The Dana Loesch Show”

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com