News 5 Welcomes Anchor Katie Ussin to Good Morning Cleveland

Posted at 1:43 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 06:58:02-04

Mornings are even brighter in Northeast Ohio as Katie Ussin joins News 5’s Good Morning Cleveland. Her first day on the air was Monday, June 26.

“We’re excited to add Katie to our talented and unique team,” said News Director Jeff Harris. “She works in Ohio now and is no stranger to Cleveland, so viewers will connect with her right away."

She joins co-anchor Terrence Lee and rest of the Good Morning Cleveland team weekdays, 4:30 to 7 a.m.

Ussin spent time working in Cleveland covering the first Republican Primary Debate and the Republican National Convention. She traveled to the Cleveland Clinic to document a boy’s life-changing brain surgery. 

MORE: Read Katie's bio

Ussin was a primary anchor at WDTN in Dayton, where she has worked for five years. Prior that, she worked as a reporter and anchor at KULR in Billings, Montana. Ussin’s awards underscore her accomplishments and include an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy, Ohio Associated Press Media Editors honor, SPJ awards and many others. She has covered countless memorable stories.

“One that sticks with me is the contagious passion of a Bataan Death March survivor,” recalls Ussin. “The resiliency of the human spirit is a common thread that inspires and stands out to me over the years.”

A graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Ussin’s engaging nature will resonate with Clevelanders.

“It’s all about people,” Ussin reflects. “I’ve spent so much time in Cleveland covering big stories and amazing people.”