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Dr. Phil's Merit Street Media Announces Live Morning & Evening News Programming

“Morning On Merit Street” and “The News on Merit Street” Debut April 2, 2024

DALLAS, TX – January 25, 2024Merit Street Media™, the upcoming news and entertainment cable
broadcasting network founded by Dr. Phil McGraw, announces its first venture into live news
programming. Both set to premiere on April 2, 2024, "Morning on Merit Street" will be co-
hosted by Dominique Sachse and Fanchon Stinger and "The News on Merit Street" will feature
senior anchor Kris Gutierrez and co-hosts Lyndsay Keith  and Loni Coombs.
"Morning on Merit Street" (Weekdays 8-10 AM ET) offers a fresh approach to morning news,
combining information, enlightenment, entertainment, and inspiration. The program will not only provide
the latest news from overnight and that morning, but also deliver actionable insights applicable to
viewers' daily lives. From health and fitness to parental advice and financial guidance, award-winning
journalists Dominique Sachse and Fanchon Stinger lead a team committed to making "Morning" a
rewarding daily experience. Sachse, who brings 28 years of news anchoring experience from Houston's
KPRC/NBC, boasts an online footprint with over 3.5 million followers, a popular YouTube channel, and
a podcast titled "Over 50 & Flourishing." Stinger joins Merit Street after 12 years as evening news anchor
for FOX59-Indianapolis. Her 30-year career includes an 11-year anchoring/reporting stint at FOX 2
News-Detroit. Her endless philanthropy includes co-founding the charitable initiative Grit & Grace
Nation, which empowers young women with leadership skills. Executive Producer Andrew Scher,
("Tamron Hall,” "The Doctors,") spearheads the production.

"The News on Merit Street" (Weeknights 7-8 PM ET) takes a comprehensive approach to the top
headlines of the day. In the spirit of legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey, the program promises to
deliver "the rest of the story." In an era where news headlines are often misleading and confusing, "The
News" pledges to fully investigate with a deeper dive into facts, figures, and history. Senior anchor Kris
Gutierrez (KPRC-TV, NBCDFW-TV, Fox News) and co-hosts Lyndsay Keith (“Centerpoint,” Newsmax)
and former Los Angeles County criminal prosecutor Loni Coombs will provide viewers with fact-based
research to dispel misinformation each weeknight. Executive Producer Leslie Marcus ("The Doctors,"
"Extra," and KSWB San Diego), oversees the production.

Situated at the newly constructed 5-acre Merit Street Media multi-plex in Dallas/Ft. Worth, the state-of-
the-art news studios boasts 10 floor-to-ceiling screens, utilizing nearly 100 million LEDs. With an
additional 5 side newsrooms fully equipped for breaking news and exclusive online and streaming
content, the entire news center covers 500,000 cubic feet.


Merit Street Media™ is a premier multi-platform destination media brand spearheaded by Dr. Phil
McGraw, the esteemed best-selling author and award-winning television host.

Launching April 2024, Merit Street will create and distribute compelling content across diverse
platforms, reaching audiences nationwide. The backbone of Merit Street's media presence is its television
network, established in partnership with Trinity Broadcasting Network. This fully distributed, cable,
satellite, and free over-the-air broadcast media brand extends its initial reach to over 65 million television

The network boasts a rich tapestry of original and acquired programming, anchored by the highly
anticipated nightly talk show, "Dr. Phil Primetime." Situated in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the expansive
Merit Street studios spans 5 acres and serves as the dynamic hub for the brand. Here, multiple hours of
daily live news broadcasts will unfold, embodying Merit Street Media's commitment to delivering
engaging and informative content.

Jerry J. Sharell, VP Communications

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