A TV personality who was previously an announcer, Jang Sung Kyu will join the MBC news program for the first time ever.
He will join as a news navigator on MBC’s weekend news desk corner Roadman. This is a segment in which heavy social problems are captured in rather approachable ways, and it is loved by viewers for it captures parts of the country vividly. It is a Saturday-only segment which is also available through MBC News’ YouTube channel ‘MBICNews.’ Roadman has drawn great responses from viewers and the media for bringing an ‘innovative news format’ as it reached 17 million views in total at the end of last year.
The Lunar New Year special Roadman is titled “The One-Way Country of Seoul,” a 10-episode series that was introduced last summer. The show travels to 12 cities across the country to explore the centralization of Seoul and the respective metropolitan area to deal with the need for balanced regional developments all in 60 minutes.
Special MC Jang Sung Kyu also revealed, “I’ve made an appearance as an MC as reporter Yeom Kyu Hyun as appeared on Good Morning FM with Jang Sung Kyu for the past year. I tried to make an accessible reach out to the viewers with the heavy topic of the balance of regional developments.”
The 60-minute Lunar New Year special of Roadman is available online first. It will be aired following the MBC News Desk Live on MBC NEWS’ YouTube channel at 8.45 p.m. KST on Feb 12th. It will also greet viewers on TV screens at 7.20 a.m. KST on the next day (Feb 13th).