Category: Life After

AN EMOTIONAL GOODBYE

Less than a week after her tear-filled goodbye from the anchor desk at WWL, Tegna-soon-to-be-Standard General’s New Orleans station, Karen Swensen turned up on “CBS Mornings” to talk about what comes next after ending ...

STARTING THE NEW ADVENTURE

Back in November we told you that veteran WTAE reporter Katelyn Sykes opted not to renew her contract after six-plus years and was exiting the station with no job evidently lined up. “Pittsburgh Tribune-Review” ...

HIS EYE IS STILL ON THE SKY

Meteorologist Matt Rudkin left Sinclair’s WSBT back in June after almost ten years with the station to take a job as a flight planner for United Airlines. But his passion to share weather information ...

CAREER CHANGE

Up until last August,  Wilmington, NC viewers regularly saw Bob Bonner reporting the news on Gray’s WECT as he had done for the past two decades. Now, when they see Bob Fankboner speaking on ...

FINDING LIFE AFTER TV NEWS

Back in March, Delaine Mathieu abruptly walked away from her anchor chair and 16 years at Sinclair’s WOAI in San Antonio, TX. This was when Sinclair was in the midst of deep personnel cuts ...

FORMER TV NEWSER CHALLENGES AOC

Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (left) is the latest challenger to incumbent Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (oddly enough, on the right). The total number of Democratic primary entrants – including Ocasio-Cortez – now stands at ...

A NEW JOB FOR FISHEL

A year after his rather unceremonious exit from Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL, former station chief meteorologist Greg Fishel has landed in a new position outside of the business. Fishel is now a senior atmospheric scientist ...

HE WON

A couple weeks back, we told you about former Kansas City meteorologist Mike Thompson’s decision to take a deep dive into politics. Thompson, who took a buyout from WDAF a little over a year ...

GETTING FURTHER INTO ACADEMIA

Former sports anchor Neil Hartman has been named Rowan University’s new director of the Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact. Rowan is located in Glassboro New Jersey. Hartman spent 19 years as an ...

A RETURN TO ACADEMIA

Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar’s WHNT in Huntsville, AL is saying goodbye to its weekend morning weather guesser, Gabrielle Deabler. Deabler, who spent three years at the station, is off to a pursue Masters of Science at Indiana ...

GLOR RESURFACES AND SEEMS UPBEAT

Tonawanda, N.Y.’s gift to tv journalism has given his first post-“CBS Evening News” interview to a Buffalo journalist and one thing is clear. [Jeff Glor] doesn’t want anyone feeling sorry for him and he ...

WE COULD HAVE FORECAST THIS

You could say it’s weather for the Heller of it. Tim Heller, who signed off from Disney’s KTRK after 17 years of forecasting weather for the station, has hung up the shingle of HellerWeather, ...

FORMER ND LANDS OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS

Chris Turner, when we last checked in November,  had exited as ND for WJTV and WHLT  in  Jackson/Hattiesburg, MS . He’s made a soft landing as he’s the new director of the Public Affairs Division for the Mississippi ...

“WHY I DISAPPEARED…”

In one of those web postings that quickly achieves viral status, Brittany Noble, a former tv journalist at Nexstar’s WJTV in Jackson Mississippi, describes how she filed an HR complaint after her boss at ...

FORMER WFAA ANCHOR UPDATE

You may recall long time WFAA (ABC) anchor Shelly Slater. She stepped away from the anchor’s desk back in September of 2016 and transitioned to a smaller schedule, eventually leaving the Dallas station after 10 ...

FORGET THE LAW, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

An unsuccessful Congressional run last year has former Dallas investigative reporter Brett Shipp back pursuing his former avocation, in a slightly different format. Shipp abruptly left Tegna’s WFAA last year after 22 years to ...

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO….?

Mark Clegg was a more-than-familiar face during his 12 years anchoring at Scripps KSHB in Kansas City. He ended his 27-year tv news career back in 2014 and, by all accounts, he never looked ...

SUPPELSA HAS LEFT CHICAGO

Seven months after he retired as news anchor at Tribune’s WGN,  Mark Suppelsa and his wife, Candus, put Chicago in their rear-view mirror and headed for Montana over the weekend. They’ve long had a ...

STARS IN HIS EYES

From 2004 to 2014, JB Bauersfeld held forth at Gray’s WIBW in Topeka, KS, starting out as a photographer and eventually becoming sports director. Then one day, he felt the irresistible pull of Hollywood. ...

SIGNING OFF IN DES MOINES

It’s a lucky 13….years that is, for KCCI sports director Andy Garman. He’s signing off the Hearst station in Des Moines, IA, after a baker’s dozen years at the sports desk, and leaving the ...

UNHAPPY RUMBLINGS BY THE BAY?

Bay area blogger Rich Lieberman is reporting that another KGO veteran is out the door of a dissatisfied shop. He’d been reporting for the station’s weekday afternoon newscasts. Jonathan Bloom left after seven years ...

THE RETURN OF RON MAGERS

Legendary Chicago anchorman Ron Magers, who retired from Disney’s WLS in Chicago two years ago this month, will be back on the air at the station later today. While Ryan Chiaverini is away, Magers ...

ANOTHER DEPARTURE AT WGNO

Please say the Tribune New Orleans station isn’t being fitted for a revolving door. A week after anchor Anne Cutler announced her departure from WGNO, her fellow “Good Morning New Orleans” host Jackie Jing ...

ANOTHER ONE FLEES THE BUSINESS

Kristen Drew, a soon-to-be former reporter for Sinclair’s KOMO in Seattle, WA is waving goodbye to the business and saying hello to “life after” as the city of Bainbridge Island’s new communications coordinator. Drew ...

BUH-BYE TO THE BUSINESS

Saying farewell to Topeka and to the teevee news business is Kyle Borchert, meteorologist at Nexstar’s KSNT for the past 5+ years. He’s announced he’s leaving the station “soon” to move to Minneapolis-St. Paul ...

TEN YEARS AND OUT

And another exit from the business. Zack Schneider, who’s been doing sports on Quincy Media’s KBJR in the Duluth, MN market for the past ten years, is done with teevee news. Schneider is leaving ...

A NEWS DIRECTOR HEADS FOR ACADEMIA

Alfredo Sánchez is no longer news director at KDEN Telemundo Denver. Sánchez, who spent nearly 20 years with Telemundo, is leaving to join Metropolitan State University in Denver as a tenure track professor. “After ...

HEADING FOR THE “AFTERLIFE”

And another one exits the business for the corporate world (really, is there a difference these days?) Kristin Kelly, evening anchor at Gray’s WCAX in Burlington, VT is leaving the station to become director ...

OUT OF THE BUSINESS

After two years in local teevee news,  WTNH sports reporter Henry Chisholm has evidently had enough and has left the business. He’s moved on to the world of fundraising as a development associate with ...

THE LIFE AFTER THE LIFE AFTER

Anthony Ponce’s post-teevee career as a Lyft driver in Chicago fell short of the two-year mark. Ponce has signed on as “Good Day” co-anchor on Fox-owned WFLD. He will co-anchor with Natalie Bomke from ...

DAYTON ANCHOR SIGNS OFF

Deborah Linz, anchor-reporter at Sinclair’s owned/operated Dayton, OH duopoly WKEF/WRGT, is calling it quits after five years. “It’s been a journey these last 5 years and I am so grateful to have worked with ...

STARTING CAREER #2 IN MILWAUKEE

Former WDJT reporter/anchor Michele McCormack wasted no time diving into her “life after” job. Just a few weeks after leaving her job at the Milwaukee teevee station owned by Weigel Broadcasting, she assumed her ...

DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YA…

John Moody, the longtime Roger Ailes buddy and Fox News executive vice president who wrote a boneheaded op-ed piece railing against diversity on the US Olympic team, has taken retirement. Moody made headlines last ...