Compass Media Networks inks a multi-year contract extension with Gordon Deal to continue to serve as host of “This Morning-America’s First News.” Deal is also celebrating his 10th anniversary as host of the program. The show debuted in 2001 and Deal came aboard in 2005 as host. In January of this year, Compass Media Networks assumed full control of the program, hiring Jennifer Kushinka as the program’s main news-anchor, and continuing Michael Gavin’s role as executive producer and contributor.
“Has it really been ten years? Wow,” said Deal. “Pride and gratitude are the words that come to mind at a time like this. First, thank you to our affiliates, sponsors and listeners. Second, our team puts a tremendous amount of work into our program and I would be remiss not to sincerely thank all our contributors, producers, and staff.”
The show is broadcast daily via 300 News and Talk stations in 95 of the top 100 markets and then re-broadcast via iTune, TuneIn and Stitcher.