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Veteran Sacramento news anchor Walt Gray is joining KXTV, announced News10 News Director Jerome Parra. He will begin in this new role on Saturday, Sept. 7.

"Walt is one of Sacramento's best known and most respected news anchors," Parra said. "He's done it all. He is a trusted voice and an accomplished storyteller. He adds even greater depth to News10's accomplished team of anchors and reporters."

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Gray will anchor News10's Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. newscasts. He will also bring his unique style of storytelling to breaking news, investigative and feature reporting.

Gray added, "News10 is the station on the rise.I'm a critical viewer of local news, and Channel 10 has consistently impressed me with its newsgathering and unique and effective style. I want to be a part of that."

In 2012, Walt left television to pursue a career with a local radio station as a morning talk show host. He's now back with News10, where his wife, Chief Meteorologist Monica Woods, has worked since 2001.

Walt's family has a strong Journalism background. His Dad, Walt Gray, Sr., is a former newspaper reporter for the Providence Journal. His Dad was also a two-time Rhode Island State Senator and Press Secretary to the governor. Walt's Dad and Mom, Mary, co-founded the "East Providence Post" newspaper in 1955, which is still published today. Walt's brother Tim was a TV sportscaster in Orlando and Boston.

News10 is owned by Gannett. The company's 82 U.S. daily newspapers include USA TODAY. The Broadcasting Division's 23 TV stations reach 21 million households delivers news, information and advertising in 25 major cities across North America.

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