Joe Gumm to bring his positive energy to Good Morning Texas

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 14:37:52-04

At KXXV-TV, we are privileged to serve the community of Central Texas, and we are honored to help tell your stories.

Every day, we are able to have honest conversations with Central Texans, and we are able to help push for real change that helps make our community a better place to live. We believe a big part of that is waking up with you every morning and informing you of news that will affect your day on Good Morning Texas.

We are excited to announce that our evening anchor Joe Gumm will be joining Andrea Morgan on Good Morning Texas. Joe joined KXXV-TV late last year, and he has been a bolt of energy wherever he goes. He has led the evening news team with kindness and patience - traits he learned while being a father of four girls.

“Out of the 17 years of being in this business, he is hands down the best co-anchor I’ve ever worked with. A bright light both on and off camera. Everyone should have a Joe in their life,” evening anchor Lindsay Liepman said.

We can't wait to share his bright light with our Good Morning Texas viewers starting June 17.

"Joe has been a tremendous force for the evening team, and I know our morning viewers will be thrilled to wake up to our new team each weekday," Vice President and General Manager of KXXV-TV Adam Chase said. "His positive energy, mixed with his drive to deliver the best product, will make a perfect match to ensure our positive growth in the a.m."

“Joe has such great energy and he is so funny! He’s just the Cup o’ Joe everyone needs to brighten their morning!” morning anchor Andrea Morgan said.

In his short time at KXXV, Joe has worked vigorously to expose a teacher that slipped through the cracks after terrorizing coworkers and students across Texas. With his investigating, he showed a passion for holding people accountable and shining light on incidents that would otherwise be left in the dark.

Joe says he is eager to bring that passion to the Good Morning Texas news team.

"I've anchored mornings before and I know that being accurately informed with the latest news of the day (as you head out the door) is important," Joe said. "I hope I can help bring trust, relevant news and a friendly face to my fellow Central Texans...as you drink your morning coffee."

In addition to Joe's move to the mornings, Ann Harder will be returning to the 6 p.m. newscast. You will be able to watch Ann during Central Texas Living, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Lindsay Liepman will anchor the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. with Ann, and she will continue to anchor the 10 p.m. newscast.

"The strength and experience of these two professionals will only further our growth in this market," Chase said. "I am excited to see our evening team continue to flourish and make positive changes in our community."

“I’m thrilled to be back again with our viewers at 6 p.m., alongside the wonderful Lindsay Liepman," Ann Harder said. "For the past several months, I’ve had the chance to see the tremendous talent, drive and experience she brings to our primetime newscasts. Now I’m excited to get to co-anchor with her on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts."