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 p.m. ET to 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.
The News on Merit Street, scheduled for 7 p.m. to 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 was 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.