WREG's "Live at 9" to Relaunch with a Positive Focus

The CBS-affiliate TV station is relaunching the Live at 9 show with a familiar face, Kontji Anthony, and a new positive focus.

We've all heard the sentiments – “the news only focuses on the bad news and not the good news.”

When I worked as a TV reporter, I heard it almost daily. Although news channels do mix in the positive news with the bad, WREG’s new Live at 9 show will only focus on the good.

Kontji Anthony holds up three fingers on WREG set
Kontji Anthony returns to TV news for WREG lifestyle show

Beginning Monday, Live at 9, the show named for the same hour it airs, will go on with a new host that’s familiar to most Memphians, longtime media personality Kontji Anthony. Anthony left WMC in 2022 after 17 years with the station.

Anthony describes the show as a one-stop shop for all things upbeat and positive. She says the show is for anyone seeking advice, inspiration, or just some good news.

The now lifestyle-focused show will continue to air Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will showcase all the great things the Memphis area has to offer.

"On the heels of the pandemic, the struggles of inflation and so many other challenges around the world, we need a beacon of positivity and hope," Anthony tells us. "We want to shine a light on the achievements, innovations and inspiring stories that remind us of our community's extraordinary greatness and the great potential within our people."



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Because the I Love Memphis Blog is all about telling the positive stories of Memphis and sharing all that there is do, it only seemed like a natural fit to partner with WREG. 

I Love Memphis Blog will appear on the show on Thursday for the first week where we’ll bring viewers ideas on what to do ahead of the weekend. Similar to what we do each week with our weekend guide. Look out for future appearances too!

Tune in on-air or online.

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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