Al Jazeera America Adds Four Anchors

News Anchors to Be Based at Network's NYC Studio

Al Jazeera America continues to staff up before its late August launch, on Thursday announcing the hire of its first four news anchors - Jonathan Betz, Richelle Carey, Morgan Fogarty and Del Walters.

The four anchors will present live news throughout the day from the network's new studio in New York City.

Betz joins Al Jazeera America from WFAA-TV in Dallas, Carey was most recently an Atlanta-based anchor and correspondent for CNN, Fogarty comes from WCCB in Charlotte and Walters joins from WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

"This talented and trusted group of on-air talent is a further indication of the quality and depth of journalism experience that Al Jazeera America is attracting," said Bob Wheelock, senior executive producer for news and special projects. "Their previous work across the United States will help to ensure that our daily newscasts include objective reporting on the stories from around the block and around the globe that have a real impact on each American's lives."