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WCCO-TV shuffles morning news teams; new 'Good Question' reporter

Posted by: Neal Justin under Behind the scenes, Local TV and radio, Television Updated: May 23, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Jamie Yuccas and Jason DeRusha. (Courtesy WCCO)

WCCO-TV is shuffling up its lineup in hopes of getting better traction in the mornings.

Angela Davis and Mike Binkley, who have co-hosted the AM and noon shows for five years, are being replaced by Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas. The "Good Question" segment that has become a trademark for DeRusha, will go to Heather Brown.

Binkley and Davis, who is married to Duchesne Drew, the Star Tribune's managing editor of operations, will remain at the station, co-hosting the Sunday-night news editions and filling in for other anchors.

WCCO's 6 a.m. broadcast is third in ratings among 25-54 viewers. It's the only time of day that WCCO isn't either first or second in that valued demographic.

"This wasn't about performance," said news director Mike Caputa. "But we want to be in a position to grow. Expectations are high here to do better in the morning."

Caputa said June 2 is the target date for the changes.

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