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Scripps ABC affiliate WEWS/5 “NewsChannel 5″ has announced the final piece of the new “Good Morning Cleveland” puzzle.

From a station press release, which also mentions the hire of MMJ Josh Boose that we reported earlier:

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WEWS NewsChannel5 welcomes anchor Mike Dunston to Good Morning Cleveland.

Dunston will join new anchor hire Macie McInnis Jepson, Meteorologist Christine Ferreira, Traffic Anchor/Reporter Alicia Roberts and new multimedia journalist hire Josh Boose.

“I’m excited to work for a station that is on the cutting edge of journalism – and the ever-changing ways people get updated on news and information,” Dunston said, referring to NewsChannel5’s information delivery on-air, online, and on smart phones and tablets.

“I am thrilled an anchor of Mike’s caliber and experience is joining our morning news team,” said News Director Jill Manuel. “His arrival will allow NewsChannel5 to take Good Morning Cleveland to the next level of providing our viewers with the very latest news traffic and weather to help them prepare for the day ahead.”

Dunston currently is part of a team that anchors five and a half hours of morning news at WOFL-TV in Orlando, Florida. He has worked there since 2007.

Prior to WOFL, Mike worked in various roles as an anchor or reporter at WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, WTTG in Washington, D.C., KHOU in Houston, WUSA in Washington, D.C. and WHIO-TV in Dayton, where Dunston got his start in journalism.

He’s been to Cleveland several times, including for past presidential campaigns. “And Northeast Ohio has plenty of interesting years ahead,” he said.

Dunston holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Dunston and McInnis Jepson will join the NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com family in December, and begin working on the launch of new Good Morning Cleveland show the following month.

Josh Boose, a northeast Ohio native, will begin reporting on Dec. 12.

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