Category: Moving On

MIDWEST MOVES

KSHB-TV in Kansas City is bringing in a new anchor and investigative reporter. Caitlin Knute joins KSHB from NBC affiliate WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois. Knute will anchor at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.. Her start ...

HEADING SOUTH

A little more than two and a half years in Providence, RI and it’s off to Miami for sportscaster Ruthie Polinsky. She’s leaving Nexstar’s WPRI for a still-to-be-named station in Miami, FL. She previously ...

REPORTER LAUNCHES PODCAST

New Orleans anchor and reporter Thanh Truong’s last day on air at WWL (CBS) will be Friday, but fans won’t have to go long without hearing his voice  again. Later this month he and ...

A NEW FACE IN PHILLY

Isabel Sánchez has been hired at Telemundo’s WWSI in Philadelphia, PA as a general assignment reporter. She’s been working for the past two years as a bilingual reporter and anchor at family-owned WBOC in ...

FILLING THE EMPTY CHAIR

Nexstar-soon-to-be-Fox-owned KCPQ has gotten around to naming a replacement for the long-gone Erica Hill-Rodriguez Erik Breon will be the next news director for the Seattle station. He posted this on Facebook announcing the news. Breon ...

BYE APU

Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn’t to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria ...

REPORTER DEPARTS

KCRA (NBC) Reporter Max Resnik has left the building. He posted this Wednesday on Twitter. I’m proud to have worn so many different hats (and faces) as a member of @kcranews. Thanks for joining ...

FROM LOCAL TO CABLE

MMJ Blake Essig is waving goodbye to Gray’s KTUU in Anchorage, AL to take on a new overseas job. He’ll be an overseas correspondent for CNN, based in Tokyo, Japan. KTUU-TV multimedia journalist Blake ...

VICE NEWS ADDS CORRESPONDENT

After being a regular contributor to both Telemundo and MSNBC, Paola Ramos has been hired by Vice News as a correspondent for the pending relaunch of “Vice News Tonight” and “Vice,” both of which ...

NBC HIRES TECH INVESTIGATOR

April Glaser, who had been with “Slate Magazine” where she focused on labor and workplace culture, online hate groups and tech policy, has been hired away by NBC News for its tech investigative team. ...

HEADED FOR THE APPLE

NBCU flagship WNBC has hired bi-lingual anchor Gilma Avalos from CBS-owned KTVT in Dallas, TX. She will be weekend evening news co-anchor with Adam Kuperstein starting on November 4. This is a return to ...

HEADING FOR THE SHOW

It was just last year that meteorologist Mary Ours had several encounters with social media boneheads who tried the idiotic body shaming route because her impending motherhood offended their pathetic sensibilities. Revenge is a ...

SLINGING SOME BULL IN CHICAGO

NBC Sports Chicago has hired away K.C. Johnson, longtime Chicago Bulls beat reporter from the Chicago Tribune. Because for Johnson, it’s an exciting place to be. “With the network delivering exclusive, local coverage of ...

A MOVE TO THE WINDY CITY

After two years as a Washington, DC-based freelance producer for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Marissa Parra is returning to reporting, at CBS-owned WBBM in Chicago. And she’s kinda pumped. Parra previously worked as reporter ...

CNN HIRES TWO

Elle Reeve is the newest New York-based correspondent for CNN, moving over from Vice News. Vice News correspondent Elle Reeve heads to CNN as a correspondent, and will be based in New York. Reeve ...

GONE

Cayman 27 will come off the air on Friday, after its owner Hurley’s TV Ltd. announced it is ceasing operations. Hurley’s TV Ltd. released a statement Wednesday saying the station, which has been on ...

A DISNEY TRANSFER

Brianna Ruffalo is leaving Fresno’s KFSN, the Disney station in that city, to work at the  Los Angeles sister station, KABC. And yes, it is, oh, so bittersweet. Ruffalo who is from Los Angeles, ...

LEAVING DA BURGH

Cox-owned WPXI in Pittsburgh is losing news anchor Damany Lewis to its sister station in Charlotte, N.C. Lewis announced over the weekend via Facebook that he will be joining WSOC. He’s been doing quite ...

FROM FRESNO TO PHOENIX

Over the weekend, Fresno sports anchor Nick King wrapped up six years at Sinclair’s KMPH and started packing for Phoenix, AZ. He’s headed for Meredith duopoly KTVK-KPHO there, where he’ll hold down a similar ...

THE NEWEST CABLE GUY

Down in Tampa, Tegna’s WTSP waved goodbye to reporter Grady Trimble. He’s now at Fox Business as a general assignment business reporter. Trimble, who started a little over a week ago, is based out ...

BUH-BYE TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Baltimore anchor Karen Campbell is westbound, leaving Hearst’s WBAL to take a job as reporter-anchor for Dispatch-soon-to-be Tegna’s WTHR in Indianapolis, IN. Campbell spent five years working in both radio and tv in Maryland. ...

THE OTHER SHOE DROPS

We reported last week that Alanna Martella was the new morning traffic anchor for Hearst’s WLWT in Cincinnati, OH, replacing Vanessa Richardson. And now we know where Richardson is headed. She’s headed for Graham ...

HEADED FOR THE APPLE

Reporter/anchor Ryan Kristafer is headed for Fox-owned WNYW in New York City, where he will be the station’s entertainment anchor/reporter. For the past four years, he’s been host of “CT Style” on WTNH, the ...

THE EVER-REVOLVING DOOR AT WGCL

The goodbyes will be said a week from today for reporter Vince Sims, a five-year veteran at Meredith’s turnover-plagued WGCL in Atlanta. He’s leaving the station to slide into a weekend anchor chair at ...

HOME TO BEER CITY

It’s a return to his hometown as Milwaukee, WI as reporter Tony Atkins says farewell to Cox-owned WHBQ in Memphis, TN  and hello to Scripps’ WTMJ. He spent three years in Memphis. He’s also ...

KCSO-KSNO NEW VP

The former news director of Telemundo’s KVDA San Antonio, Texas, will oversee news operations at the company’s Sacramento and Fresno stations beginning July 22.  Aldofo Segura will be responsible for overseeing the stations’ newsrooms, ...

ESPN’S BOB LEY RETIREMENT

He’s been on ESPN for 40 years and now is calling time out for good.  Bob Ley, announced his retirement from the network Wednesday. Ley, who had taken a leave of absence in October, ...

THE ROAD TO A NEW JOB

Dean Travinski will take I-40 from Dallas to Little Rock to become the new Assistant News Director for KARK/KLRT, the Nexstar duopoly. Travinski has served as executive producer for KXAS in Dallas for the last five years. He ...

KAVU NEWS DIRECTOR LEAVING

Amy Hudspeth is leaving as news director of KAVU (ABC) in Victoria Texas.   Hudspeth took her first ND job at this Saga Communications owned station back in 2014. It was  a return to her native ...

DESTINATION: PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Meteorologist Grace Lim is headed to the weekend shift at Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar’s KCPQ in Seattle, WA. For the past 3+ years, she’s been calling the weather shots at Bayou City’s KLAF-KADN in Lafayette, LA. It’s ...

WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE

Eric Feldman, an MMJ at WISH in Indiainpolis, IN,  announced over the weekend that he has left the local station to move to St. Louis and a job to be named later….or something.

TIME TO “TRY NEW THINGS”

WPXI anchor/reporter Courtney Brennan has left the station after nine years. Her last day was Friday. Although she’s tight-lipped about her future, the Pittsburgh native shared a Facebook post last week that read in ...

OUTTA THE BIZ….WELL, MOSTLY

After two decades in broadcasting, more than 12 of them at Tribune’s KTLA in Los Angeles, reporter/host Elizabeth Espinosa has left most of it behind to become executive director of communications for the Los ...

A THUNDEROUS CHANGE IN OKC

Lesley McCaslin has become a staple of Thunder broadcasts as a reporter for Fox Sports for seven years. She’ll be taking on a new challenge next season. McCaslin announced on social media Tuesday that this ...

PICKING UP A NEW VICE

Elizabeth Landers is now a political correspondent for “Vice News Tonight”, the Vice News HBO program. For the past five years, she’s been an embed and DC producer for CNN’s political unit. Vice says ...

HE’LL PLAY IN PEORIA

Former WHOI anchor Donnie Tillman is returning to the Peoria, IL airwaves. Next Monday, he’ll show up as the new co-host on “Good Morning Illinois,” on Comet’s WHOI, joining Jessica Cook and meteorologist Joe ...

CHANGES AT WWL

Speaking of stepping down, changes in New Orleans this week.  WWL (CBS) chief meteorologist Carl Arredondo steps down Friday. He’s battling a disease that is taking his eyesight. A key factor in Arredondo’s decision ...

“NEWSHOUR” NAMES NEW PRODUCER

“PBS NewsHour” has tapped Ali Rogin as its new foreign affairs producer. Delightful news. “I am delighted to welcome Ali to the NewsHour, where she’ll join our intrepid and award-winning foreign affairs and defense ...

MOVING INTO NEW MEDIA

Jessica Smith is the newest DC-based reporter for  Yahoo Finance. She’ll focus on the ever-popular (and lucrative for investors and legislators alike) intersection between business and government. She moved over from Nexstar’s DC Bureau ...

HOUSTON METEOROLOGIST DEPARTS

Some buzz surrounding the departure of KHOU (CBS) meteorologist Brooks Garner. Not a lot of talk about it either on social media but his bio has been deleted from the KHOU website.  One supporter made ...

STILL ANOTHER HOMECOMING

On the heels of its sports director being arrested for solicitation, we learn that Tegna’s KBMT in Beaumont, TX also recently said goodbye to another sports reporter – the improbably-named J Russell. Russell has ...

THE END IS NEAR

April is going to be a big month for Lisa Cooney and WLWT (NBC). That’s when Cooney and her home away from home part ways.  Just last month she celebrated her 30th anniversary at the ...

NUMBER TWO EXITS KDLT

Justin Wulf came back to his native South Dakota in 2007 after growing up in Georgia and joined Red River Broadcasting’s KDLT seven years later as a producer and assistant news director. In the ...

TV SPORTS ANCHOR ON THE MOVE

Television sports anchor Tricia Whitaker announced in an Instagram post she has left the Indianapolis WXIN(Fox) and  (WTTV) CBS affiliates. The 2012 Indiana University alumnus was raised in Bloomington and has worked as an Indiana ...

METEOROLOGIST FIRED

A television news meteorologist who lost his job for saying what sounds like a racial slur on the air said he has “never uttered those words” and suggested that he misspoke.  WHEC (NBC) in Rochester fired Jeremy Kappell after ...

ARIZONA CHANGES

Fans of Arizona’s “Family stations” may have noticed some big changes: KTVK (Independent) evening anchor Brandon Lee has exited the station, and Preston Phillips, who anchors mornings and afternoons for KPHO (CBS) is soon to ...

HEADING FOR HOME

Hubbard’s WNYT in Albany, NY has lured New York native Jill Konopka back to her home state from NBC-owned WVIT in Hartford. She’d been at the station for three years and had spent the ...

REPORTER CROSSES OVER

We hope this becomes more of a trend in the business. Alicia Barrera is leaving Telemundo’s KTLM in McAllen, TX to join Graham Media’s KSAT in San Antonio. She’s been an MMJ for the ...

BACK TO CINCY

Brad Maushart, weekend weather guesser for  Nexstar’s WISH in Indianapolis, IN is headed back to Cincinnati after spending just under two years in Indy. Maushart spent six months as a freelance meteorologist for Scripps’ ...

PHILLY REPORTER RETIRES

WTXF (FOX) reporter Dave Schratwieser has retired after nearly 25 years at the station. Schratwieser announced his retirement from the station earlier this month, writing that he “tried to ‘Go Boldly’ into each day and ...

RIP FELLOW BROADCASTERS

Some passing’s from Rick Gevers to mention: DON BRADLEY (real name: DON BURIAN) died Tuesday, October 16th. He was 73. Don was a news director in many markets, including New Haven/Hartford, Ft. Wayne, Waco, and Victoria, ...

GEORGIA ON HER MIND

Candace McHan returns to her native Georgia as assistant news director for Raycom-soon-to-be-Gray’s WALB in Albany, GA. She grew up watching WALB. McHan has been the Morning EP for Scripps’ WFTX in Ft. Myers, and ...

TEXAS GM OUT

Mike Wright, the general manager of KBTX (CBS) has resigned.  The Eagle.Com reports his last day at the station was Thursday. He joined KBTX,  in 1991 as national sales manager and soon became co-anchor ...

HOMEWARD BOUND

Kelly Dobeck, the weekend meteorologist at Nexstar-operated KLRT in Little Rock, Ar for the past 15 months will soon be back on the North Coast. Dobeck, a Cleveland, OH native excitedly tweeted out her ...

HEADING WEST FROM ATLANTA

Kim Passoth signed off from her weekend anchor slot at Meredith’s WGCL in Atlanta and is headed home to Los Angeles. Passoth, who spent three years CBS 46, is going to work for the ...

SAYING BYE-BYE TO THE ROCKIES

Longtime KUSA anchor TaRhonda Thomas is Philadelphia-bound. She’s been a fixture on Tegna’s KUSA in Denver for the past 11 years, but the upside of the move couldn’t be ignored. “It’s a great opportunity ...