Fox 29's Kerry Barrett moves to mornings

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Co-anchor of Fox 29 NewsKerry Barrett (courtesy photo)

Fox 29's Kerry Barrett will have to set her alarm a little earlier when she returns from maternity leave. 

I hear the former nighttime anchor is moving to "Good Day Philadelphia." She'll anchor with Chris Murphy from 4 to 7 a.m. and report from 7 to 10 a.m. Barrett was named evening anchor in 2012. 

Karen Hepp will move to the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. broadcasts as a reporter. 

No word on who will replace Barrett but there are rumblings of big announcements in the works over at Fox, who still needs to name a replacement for "Good Day Philadelphia's" Shenielle Jones. Barrett is on maternity leave after giving birth to her second son John Barrett IV last month. There's no definite date for Barrett's return back to the Fox 29 fold, but I hear she'll be back in the summer.

WTXF vice president and news director Jim Driscoll has made a couple changes as of late to the evening broadcasts, recently moving reporters Bruce Gordon and Dave Schratweiser to the nighttime slots from reporting during day.

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