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SALT LAKE CITY -- You may have noticed two new faces in our KSL family album. Dave McCann and Mike Headrick have pulled up seats next to Nadine Wimmer as anchors of our evening newscasts.
McCann grew up in Orem -- one of ten "proud" Orem High Tigers.
"Five boys, five girls in my family and most will be watching as we start this new chapter," he says.
McCann's dad was the executive director of the Cougar Club in 1975 and helped build the stadium, the Marriott Center and BYU's athletic department.
It's like playing for the Yankees. When you watch the Yankees, it looks like they have fun playing and that's what we want to do. We want to have a good time together, growing up with community and becoming a part of their lives as we want them to be a part of our lives.
"We were spoon-fed Cougar blue right from the start," he says.
McCann came back to Salt Lake from Las Vegas, where he has been working for the past 20 years on television and radio. He's best known here in Utah as the face of BYUtv sports.
McCann says he's thrilled to be back in his home state. He is particularly excited to be part of the KSL team.
"It's like playing for the Yankees," he says. "When you watch the Yankees, it looks like they have fun playing and that's what we want to do. We want to have a good time together, growing up with community and becoming a part of their lives as we want them to be a part of our lives."
Headrick spent the past two and a half years anchoring the morning show for the Fox affiliate in Denver. He says he won't miss those 2:30 a.m. wakeup calls.
Integrity, fair reporting, hitting stories hard -- all things that come to mind whenever I think of KSL.
"It's nice to be able to get my sleep back," he jokes.
Like McCann, Headrick is happy to be back in Utah.
"More than excited," he says. "This is something I've been waiting a long time for. Ever since I left, I've had that inkling to come back."
Headrick -- who was raised in Ohio and graduated from BYU -- says he always knew that if he returned to the Beehive State, it would be to work with KSL.
"Integrity, fair reporting, hitting stories hard - all things that come to mind whenever I think of KSL," he says.