Category: Moving Up

AN UPWARD CAREER ARC

Kelsie Cairns joins Gray’s WWSB in Sarasota, FL as Monday through Friday Morning Anchor. Cairns, who is a graduate of  Penn State University (Ed. Note: WE ARE…!!!) most recently worked at the Tegna’s WATN ...

SEATTLE-BOUND

Brian MacMillan, meteorologist at Meredith’s KPTV in Portland, OR has some bittersweet news to share (it’s ALWAYS bittersweet, isn’t it?) http:// MacMillan also runs a video production company….evidently a boutique operation that he is ...

VEGAS BABY!!

Maria Perez showed up this week as the new principal weather anchor at Telemundo’s Las Vegas operation, KBLR She moved to Sin City from sister station KTLM McAllen, TX, for the past three years.. ...

OFF THE WEEKENDS IN AUSTIN

Weekend anchor….make that FORMER weekend anchor…Hannah Rucker is pulling up stakes on the Saturday-Sunday dawn patrol at Tegna’s KVUE for the weekday slot. http:// She came to the station last year from Nexstar’s WBTW ...

NEXSTAR NAMES MONTANA EXEC

Stephen Eaton is the new VP/GM of Nexstar’s KSVI, yourbigsky.com and their related mobile and social media channels in Billings, MT Eaton took over immediately and also took on oversight of Mission Broadcasting’s KHMT, ...

MOVING UP IN DAYTON

After 7 years of co-anchoring the Dawn Patrol (aka “2 News Today”) on Nexstar’s WDTN in Dayton, OH, John Seibel is moving up to evenings beginning September 6th. Seibel, who came back to his ...

MOVING UP AT SINCLAIR

Sinclair’s CNY Central…its branded combo of WSTM, WTVH and CW6 in Syracuse, NY, has promoted Tommy Sladek as the new sports director. Sladek joined the station back in 2018 as an MMJ. The Philadelphia ...

THE BENCH GETS DEEPER IN CINCY

Come the middle of next month, Katie Donovan will become the FIFTH meteorologist at Hearst’s WLWT in Cincinnati She’s moving to her home town on the western side of Ohio from the capitol Columbus, ...

MOVING UP IN EAST TEXAS

Nexstar duopoly KETK/KFXK has promoted Sarah Alegre to the morning anchor position at the stations’ AM newscasts. She’s been with the stations for just about a year. http://

BOUNCING AROUND THE FRINGE

Alex Salvi is now an international correspondent for Newsmax, based in Rome. The Chicago-area native has been a nightly news anchor for One America “News” Network for the past two years, hosting “After Hours ...

WICHITA-BOUND

Meteorologist Cameron Venable has left his first-ever tv job at Gray’s KFDA in Amarillo, TX and is headed for Wichita. Venable, who took on weekend forecasting duties at the Amarillo station five years ago ...

FROM BALLAMORE TO THE MIAMI SHORE

Joseph Ojo is the newest reporter at Berkshire Hathaway’s WPLG in Miami. He moved south from Sinclair flagship WBFF, where he specialized in education stories during his short tenure (5 months) at the station. ...

OFF TO A GOOD START

When University of Oklahoma senior Taylor Stevenson walks across the stage to pick up her broadcast meteorology in May, she’ll keep walking, right into her first job, forecasting on weekends at Tegna’s WMAZ in ...

TEMPORARY TURNS INTO PERMANENT

Meredith’s KCTV in Kansas City Missouri has made Greg Payne its permanent weekend anchor. Payne joined KCTV back in 2019 as a one-man band after working in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He replaces Amy ...

THE GIG BECOMES FULLTIME

Tegna’s KTHV in Little Rock, AR has finally acknowledged meteorologist Skot Covert’s weather obsession. After a year of parttime work at the weather center, Covert has become a full-fledged member, joining the “Wake Up ...

MOVING UP TO RALEIGH

Michelle Mackonochie is now at Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., working as an anchor and reporter. She arrived from family-owned WINK in Ft. Myers, Fla. Mackonochie’s career began at WBKB in Alpena, Mich. ...

RESETTING THE ALARM

A new routine starts this morning for WTOL’s Melissa Andrews. She’s no longer morning co-anchor for Tegna’s Toledo station. Instead, she is flipping her schedule and is moving to the station’s four evening newscasts ...

FINALLY…..

She had to put up with several months of being billed as a “substitute,” but Dia Wall will be the permanent evening co-anchor for Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City, MO. She’s replacing the long-gone ...

NEW BOSS IN INDIANAPOLIS

CJ Hoyt, News Director at WHTM (ABC) says he’s accepted a new job. Hoyt will be assuming the same role at WXIN/WTTV (FOX-CBS) in Indianapolis. He posted the move on social media and begins ...

BACK TO THE LONE STAR STATE

Luis Gerardo Nuñez has been named co-anchor/ reporter for the 4 and 4:30 PM newscasts on Telemundo’s KTMD in Houston, TX. He’ll sit alongside co-anchor Ingrid Barrera. He’s coming from sister station WNJU in ...

FROM AUSTIN TO HOUSTON

Houston blogger Mike McGuff reports that a new face will be turning up at Disney’s KTRK Raven Ambers, who spent two years at Sinclair’s KEYE in Austin, TX before leaving last May, is reviving ...

MORE MIAMI MUSICAL ANCHOR CHAIRS

Layron Livingston has got a promotion to co-anchor of WPLG’S weekend morning newscasts. His move comes as he observes four years with the Graham Media Miami station. He’ll team up with anchor Neki Mohan ...

HEADIN’ NORTH

Adam Harding is heading north to join NBC O&O WNBC in New York as a General Assignment Reporter. Adam spent the last four years with Meredith’s WGCL in Atlanta. Before Atlanta, the Boston native ...

GOING NETWORK

WNBC reporter Michael George is leaving the NBC flagship after six years to join CBS Newspath. He’ll be a New York-based correspondent, providing reports for the in-house syndication service. “CBS News is the gold ...

GOING NETWORK

After two years, Andrew Dymburt waves ‘buh-bye” to Sunbeam’s WSVN and South Florida and is heading for a new job at ABC News’ Washington D.C. bureau. Starting this week, he will be a multi-platform ...

WGN NEW NEWS DIRECTOR

Speaking of News Nation, Chicago blogger Robert Feder had the following scoop: “On Wednesday Dominick Stasi was named to succeed Jennifer Lyons as news director of WGN-Channel 9 following Nexstar Media Group’s promotion of Lyons ...

MOVING INTO MANAGEMENT

WMBB morning anchor Kelsey Peck has been promoted to the assistant news director slot at the Nexstar Panama City, FL station. She’s been with the station for the past 8 years, joining it straight ...

MOVING UP IN BOSTON

Hearst’s WCVB in Boston has named Duke Castiglione the station’s new lead sports anchor. He finds it humbling. “It is truly humbling to step into this role that my friend and colleague, Mike Lynch, ...

HENRY MOVING UP

Ed Henry will co-anchor “America’s Newsroom” alongside Sandra Smith starting next month when Bill Hemmer moves to afternoons, Fox News Media president and executive editor Jay Wallace announced Thursday. “Ed is one of the best ...

MOVING UP AT COURT TV

Court TV said it promoted Ted Rowlands to anchor, effective immediately. Rowlands has been a field producer and reporter for the network since it was launched in May by Katz Networks, part of the ...

HEADED FOR MSNBC WEEKENDS

And still another local is headed for cable newsland. The weekend anchor abilities of Lindsey Reiser have been on display for the past 8 and a half years at Meredith’s Phoenix duopoly KPHO-KTVK Now, ...

MOVING UP IN OK CITY

Hearst’s KOCO in Oklahoma City, OK has named Jason Hackett its new weekday morning co-anchor alongside co-anchor Maggie Carlo and meteorologist Jonathan Conder. He’s moving up from the 4:30 a.m. newscast and the AM ...

A NEW START IN THE NEW YEAR

It’s a significant career leap for Marcus Espinoza, who starts January 6 as a reporter for Fox-owned WFTX in the City of Brotherly Love. He’s coming from Sinclair’s KHQA in Quincy, IL where he’s ...

MOVING UP IN ILLINOIS

Jeff Weinrich is ascending to the news director job for Quincy Media’s WSIL in Carterville, IL. He’s been here for eleven years, and served most recently as the Assistant ND and interim ND since ...

THE FAST TRACK

WLS wunderkind reporter Jesse Kirsch, who was hired straight out of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism as the Disney O&O’s first digital reporter in 2017, has been promoted to general assignment reporter. A ...

VEGAS, BABY!

KBLR, the Telemundo O&O in Las Vegas has hired Jenniffer Guerra as its new main meteorologist. She’ll be covering weather on the “Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas” weekday newscasts at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 ...

ANOTHER NEWSPATH PROMOTION

Nikole Killion is the newest correspondent for CBS News. Killion, who joined CBS News in 2018 from Hearst’s Washington bureau, most recently served as a correspondent for CBS Newspath. Her work will turn up ...

NEW SAN ANTONIO ANCHOR

Following the departure of TV veteran Jeff Brady in February, the KENS (CBS) San Antonio evening newscasts have seen revolving faces of anchors temporarily filling in on the desk. Now, KENS  has a permanent ...

“BEYOND GRATEFUL”

The veil of secrecy has been lifted and now it can be told. Kacie McDonnell, former anchor at NESN, is headed for Fox Nation, the new paywall-protected streaming service run by FNC. “I am ...

CHANGES IN TULSA

Griffin Communications announced Monday that Lori Fullbright will be the new 6 and 10 p.m. KOTV (CBS) co-anchor with Craig Day starting Monday, October 28. Fullbright replaces veteran News On 6 anchor Terry Hood ...

A NEW FACE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Univision’s Bay Area O&O KDTV has a new weekend anchor for its 6 and 11 pm newscasts. Paola Virrueta most recently worked for Excélsior Televisión in Mexico She replaces Palmira Pérez, who left the ...

BACK HOME IN HOUSTON

Chelsea Edwards is back in her hometown of Houston, TX as a reporter for Fox O&O KRIV after a two year stint at Gray’s KWTX in Waco. She recently posted a Facebook video that ...

A FAMILIAR FACE MOVES UP

A familiar face is moving up to replace the departing Jay Shaylor as executive producer of CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” Emily Atkinson has gotten the nod and will move up from ...

HUBBA-HUBBA

Shawn Reynolds has been named Group Director of News and Content for Waypoint Media, which owns 16 TV stations and four radio stations. Reynolds is a former ND for WTVM in Columbus, GA, and ...

NEW WHO MANAGER

Nexstar Media Group Monday appointed Robert “Bobby” Totsch vice president and general manager of WHO (NBC) in Des Moines, Iowa  and its associated mobile and digital operations, including whotv.com.  He will assume his new ...

FROM KNOXVILLE TO GREENVILLE

Marc Whiteman is the new sports director at Hearst’s WYFF in Greenville, SC He’s coming to the station from Nexstar’s WATE in Knoxville, TN where he was weekend sports anchor and reporter for just ...

NEW DALLAS GM

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has appointed John Trevino Vice President and General Manager of KDAF (CW33) in Dallas, Texas, the nation’s fifth largest market. One of Nexstar’s newest CW affiliates, KDAF-TV joined Nexstar following ...

BUMPED TO AN ANCHOR SLOT IN SATX

KABB, half of Sinclair’s San Antonio duopoly (along with WOAI) has welcomed Camilla Rambaldi aboard as co-anchor of “Fox News at Nine.” Rambaldi replaces former co-anchor Jessica Headley, who left recently for medical reasons. ...

HEADED FOR THE NETWORK

Disney’s WPVI longtime executive producer Maxine Crooks is heading to the home office. Crooks is taking on the newly created position of vice president of talent strategy and development. At WPVI, a blowtorch of ...

MOVING UP

Dalfred Jones has been promoted to Monday-Friday anchor at KLFY (CBS). He was an intern at the station back in 2011 and hired as a reporter in 2013. He was later promoted to weekend ...

AN LA PROMOTION

Longtime managing editor and 11pm executive producer Marina Perelman is the new number two at KNBC in Los Angeles. Her new assignment begins immediately. She will report to Renee Washington, vice president of news. ...

MOVING UP IN HOUSTON

Houston blogger Mike McGuff reported over the weekend that the Houston social media community was rocking with the news that  KTRK assistant news director Rehan Aslam has been named the Disney station’s  new news ...

THE KALAMAZOO SHUFFLE

Sinclairs’s WWMT is moving morning anchor Erica Mokay to evenings where she’ll anchor the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts for Kalamazoo, MI viewers beginning tonight. The Pittsburgh native has been with the station ...

MOVING UP

Ashley Talley is headed to WRAL in Raleigh as Enterprise Executive Producer. She’s been ND for Gray’s  WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC since May 2015. We have the notes from WMBF GM Sarah Miles and WRAL Assistant ND Aysu Basaran. Talley has also worked in ...

A CHICAGO EP MOVES UP

Matt Knutson, executive producer of “Windy City Live,” has been promoted to director of content innovation at Disney’s WLS. He’ll supervise all local programming at the station. “Throughout his tenure at ABC 7, Matt ...

TWO NEW IN TULSA

Two new anchors have joined Scripps KJRH in Tulsa. For Mike Brooks, it is a return to where it all started Brooks, who will co-anchor with Karen Larsen weekdays at 5, 6 and 10 ...

ABC NEWS UPS BUREAU REPORTER

Stephanie Ramos is taking her reporting talents from D.C. to New York in a full-time correspondent role for ABC News. Ramos, with ABC News since 2015 as a multi-platform reporter, most recently was a ...

NOW IT’S PERMANENT

Down in San Antonio, TX, Max Massey has been doing fill-in anchoring on weekend mornings at Graham Media’s KSAT for the past few months. Now it’s permanent and excitement is in the air. “I ...

NEW BOSS LADY AT KTRK HOUSTON

Wendy Granato has been named the president and general manager of KTRK (ABC), announced Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group. In this new role, Granato has overall management responsibility for KTRK ABC13 ...

GOIN’ SOUTH

Lane Kimble is leaving Rockfleet Broadcasting’s WJFW in Rhinelander, WI to be the Assistant News director for Gray’s KYTV in Springfield, MO. Lane’s been ND here since November 2017 and had earlier worked there ...

A NEW NUMBER TWO

Starting Monday, Alexa Rodríguez takes over as assistant news director at Telemundo’s WNJU in New Jerysey. Rodriguez takes over from Delinés Batlle-Alonso, who left the station earlier this month to become VP of News ...

MOVING UP IN TALLY

Vicki Bradley becomes the ND for Scripps’ WTXL in Tallahassee, FL. Here’s the memo from GM Matt Brown. She joined the station five months ago as the morning executive producer. Bradley is a former ...

NO MORE “ACTING”

Now he’s on your side and looking out for you as the fulltime chief meteorologist. Scott Connell finally got the nod at Tegna’s KSDK in St. Louis. He’d been the station’s morning forecaster from ...

A BIG BREAK IN DENVER

Sports anchor Alejandra Ochoa has landed her first tv job in the United States. She is the new sports anchor at Telemundo’s KDEN in Denver, CO. The El Salvador native replaces Erasmo Provenza, who ...

GOING MILE-HIGH

Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar-or-maybe-even-Fox’s KDVR in Denver has lured away Brooks Garner from Tegna’s KHOU in Houston to be the station’s new morning meteorologist. He’ll come on board next month and they are EXCITED at KDVR. “We ...

COMING HOME TO TUCSON

Shea Sorenson is the newly-named meteorologist/weather anchor for the weekday early morning block “Tucson Today” on Quincy’s KVOA in Tucson, AZ. The Arizona native interned at the station during her undergraduate years at the ...

WTSP GETS A NEW GM

TEGNA Monday promoted Kari Jacobs, president and general manager of WVEC (ABC) in Norfolk, Virginia, to president-GM of its CBS affiliate WTSP  in Tampa-St. Petersburg Florida.  Jacobs joined WVEC in 2004 as a local sales ...

NEW SPORTS GUY IN HOUSTON

After three and a half years of reporting sports at Quincy Media’s KVOA in Tucson, AZ, Ari Alexander debuted on Graham Media’s KPRC in Houston Alexander, a Russian immigrant, claims he learned English from ...

A MOVE TO THE BEEHIVE STATE

Noe González is the new news director at Telemundo’s KULX in Salt Lake City, UT, a station recently bought from Serestar Communications. He’s coming to the station from sister station KTAZ in Phoenix, AZ, ...

HEADED FOR SIN CITY

Paulo Alvarado is moving from Sinclair’s Telemundo Austin/KEYE to KBLR, the Telemundo O&O in Las Vegas, NV. He wraps up in Austin today after two years. When he starts in Vegas next month, he’ll ...

A BIG JUMP TO CNN

Amie Hudspeth is moving from KAVU in Victoria, TX to CNN Headline News in Atlanta as Script Supervisor for “Weekend Morning Express.” She’s been the ND here for almost five years. Before that she ...

NEW NEXSTAR DC BUREAU BOSS

Don Kauffman will be the next Executive Producer for Nexstar’s Washington Bureau. He previously worked for all of 10 months at WJLA in Washington. Oh wait…Sinclair. Kauffman also spent 14 years at KUTV/KMYU in Salt Lake City ...

KCBS NEW GM

Veteran TV stations executive Jay Howell has been named president and General Manager of  CBS Los Angeles properties, KCBS-TV, KCAL-TV, CBSLA.com and the newly launched streaming service CBSN Los Angeles.  Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations, said Howell ...

HEADING WEST

Staci-Lyn Onofre has been hired as the next ND for News Press and Gazette’s KRDO in Colorado Springs CO. Onofre is currently the Asst. ND for WSTM-WTVH, the Sinclair owned duopoly in Syracuse, NY. She replaces ...

COMING HOME TO CONNECTICUT

Ashley Afonso, a Connecticut native is the newest addition to the news team at Tribune’s-soon-to-be-Tegna’s WTIC in Hartford, CT. Prior to WTIC Afonso was at Springfield’s WWLP – a Nexstar property, where she was ...

AN ANCHOR DEBUTS IN HARRISBURG

Tribune’s-soon-to-be-Tegna’s WPMT in Harrisburg, PA debuted Rachel Yonkunas last week as the station’s newest anchor-reporter She’ll be featured on the station’s 4 p.m. newscast Monday through Friday and also co-anchor the 10 p.m. show. ...

BACK TO THE LAND O’LAKES

Marielle Mohs heads to her hometown market as a multimedia journalist at CBS-owned WCCO in Minneapolis, MN. Mohs spent just over two years as an MMJ at Meredith’s KMOV in St. Louis, Mo. Her ...

A MILWAUKEE MOVE

He’s a fill-in no more. Ben Handelman is permanently moving to the Monday through Friday weekday anchor desk at Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar’s WITI in Milwaukee He’s been coming off the bench since March when Brad Hicks ...