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Dr. Phil’s New Network Set To Launch Live News Shows

Dr. Phil McGraw’s new cable broadcasting network Merit Street Media will launch two live news shows next month.

Morning on Merit Street, airing weekdays from 8-10 a.m. ET, will be hosted by Dominique Sachse and Fanchon Stinger, and will feature a mix of news, entertainment and advice. Sachse was a longtime anchor at KPRC-TV in Houston and has a popular YouTube channel and podcast, Over 50 and Flourishing. Stinger was evening news anchor at Fox59 in Indianapolis. She is co-founder of the charity Grit & Grace Nation, which empowers young people with leadership skills. Andrew Scher is executive producer.

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The News on Merit Street, scheduled for 7-8 p.m. ET, will feature senior anchor Kris Gutierrez and co-hosts Lyndsey Keith and Loni Coombs. According to an announcement, the show will be in the “spirit of legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey” and “will provide viewers with fact-based research to dispel misinformation each weeknight.” Gutierrez is from the NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Fox News and KPRC-TV in Houston. Keith hosts Trinity Broadcasting’s Centerpoint and was previously co-host of Newsmax’s Spicer & Co. Coombs is a former Los Angeles County criminal prosecutor. Leslie Marcus is executive producer.

The network will be anchored by Dr. Phil Primetime, airing at 8 p.m. ET each weeknight.

McGraw has partnered with Trinity Broadcasting to launch the new network, which will be based at studios in Dallas-Fort Worth. Distribution is on cable, satellite and broadcast.

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