Category: Moving Up

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 ...

MEET THE NEW CHIEF MET

After 7 years at the weather desk for Entravision’s KCEC in Denver, CO, Gaston Heredia has gone network. He’s moved to Houston, TX and debuted as chief meteorologist for Univision’s Weather Center. Univision just ...

MEREDITH MOVE-UP

Chris Passon moves from Assistant News Director to News Director for this Meredith’s  KPTV in Portland, OR. GM Adrienne Roark shared the news with her staff. Passon has been the Assistant ND here for nine years, ...

ANOTHER NEWSER MAKES THE LEAP

Another longtime news director moving up the food chain at her station. Corey Hanson is now the station manager at Meredith duopoly KPTV/KPDX in Portland OR. She’s worked there for 14 years, the last ...

MOVING UP IN ARIZONA

Patty Talahongva has been selected as the executive producer for Indian Country Today’s new television news program.  Talahongva is a multimedia journalist who has rich experience in television, radio, and newspaper journalism. She is ...

FOX MEMPHIS NEW NEWS DIRECTOR

Emmy Award-Winner Adam Henning has been named News Director at WHBQ (FOX). He’ll start next month.  Cox Media sent out the following News Release: Fox13 Memphis (WHBQ-TV), a Cox Media Group station, announces the appointment ...

A FAST RISER

It’s been barely six months since Lacey Crisp exited then-Raycom’s-now-Gray’s WOIO in Cleveland and traveled down the interstate to Columbus and Dispatch Broadcasting’s WBNS as an MMJ. It was a good move because here ...

ATLANTA WEATHER STAPLE MOVES UP

After 11 years of weather segments for the WGCL morning newscast, meteorologist Jennifer Valdez is stepping into the chief met role and taking over the prime-time newscasts Valdez replaces the recently-ousted Paul Ossman at ...

TELEMUNDO NAMES NEW INVESTIGATOR

Telemundo’s KDEN in Denver, CO has bumped up Yesmani Gómez to be the face and principal reporter for the station’s “Telemundo Responde” investigative unit. He’s been with the station since 2016, starting as an ...

NBC CHICAGO ADDS WEATHER GUESSER

Meteorologist Kristen Kirchhaine has officially joined the weather center at NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago. She’s been filling in on weekends since December. She has several stations already on her resume. Kirchhaine previously worked at ...

KARK/KLRT NEW NEWS DIRECTOR

KARK (NBC)/KLRT (FOX) names Ernie Paulson  News Director.  Ernie served as Assistant News Director there before taking the big chair. This is Ernie’s second tour in Little Rock. He was a reporter at KARK ...

HEADED FOR UTAH

Mark Shepherd is the new Assistant ND for Fox affiliate KSTU in Salt Lake City, starting April 15.. Shepherd most recently worked at Tribune’s KDAF in Dallas. He earlier spent time in Detroit, Kansas City, Oklahoma ...

MOVING UP IN SPOKANE

KHQ in Spokane, WA…Kelly Hatmaker gets to move into the big office for Cowles’  KHQ in Spokane, WA. He’s been the manager of coverage and content on all platforms for the past three years. Hatmaker’s ...

A PROMOTION IN HARTFORD

After a decade in the Hartford, CT. station’s weather trenches, WTIC meteorologist Rachel Frank has been promoted to the chief position. All involved are thrilled “Rachel Frank is one of the top meteorologists in ...

WE USED TO CALL THEM DAILY HIRES

Tim McNicholas is the newest per diem addition to the reporting corps at CBS-owned WBBM in Chicago. The Chicago native most recently was a reporter for Nexstar’s WISH, in Indianapolis. He previously worked for ...

NEW HOUSTON FOX ANCHORS

Stephen Morgan has been promoted to KRIV (FOX) weekend morning weather anchor, announced station Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller.  He assumes this role immediately, and will continue to report on various station ...

A NEW WATCHDOG IN SPRINGFIELD

Gabrielle Franklin has signed on with Nexstar’s WCIA in Champaign, Ill. as the station’s new Capitol Bureau reporter. She moved to Illinois from Columbia, SC and Bahakel’s WOLO where she also specialized in statewide ...

A FILL-IN NO MORE

In February of 2018, we told you how KRIV reporter Stephen Morgan picked up the clicker and did the Sunday evening weathercast for the station. A true utility player Fox-owned station. Now it’s becoming ...

YAHOO!!! ROSALES IS BACK!

A-a-and the new visual producer for the Yahoo Sports is….Paul Rosales It’s a return to the company for Rosales, who spent his first four years in the news business at Yahoo. Rosales left Yahoo ...

DFW FOX TAKES ON BUREAU REPORTER

Sacramento reporter Macy Jenkins is joining Fox-owned KDFW in Dallas, as the newest Fort Worth bureau nightside reporter. Everybody is excited and eager. “We’re excited for Macy to join FOX 4. She has a wealth ...

A VICTORY FOR LAUREN

Reporter Lauren Victory finally gets to sign on to the health plan at CBS-owned WBBM in Chicago. After three years as a per-diem reporter she’s been promoted to full-time staff reporting. “Lauren has proven ...

GOING NETWORK

Stephanie Himonidis is leaving LA to join the Telemundo Network. She’s moving to Miami and co-hosting chores for “Un Nuevo Día” from her most recent job as co-host of KVEA’s  weekday AM entertainment news ...

MOVING UP IN IOWA

Jodi Long, weekend anchor at WHOTV (NBC) started this week as co-host of “Today in Iowa” Long started with the station in 2011 as a college intern.   “I am so honored and humbled to ...

A BUMP UP IN INDY

Jeff Rosetti has been promoted to the top job at Dispatch Broadcast Group’s WTHR, in Indianapolis, IN. He’s been the assistant ND since 2011, and has been the interim ND since Kathy Hostetter left last ...

A NEW EP IN CLEVELAND

Scripps’ WEWS in Cleveland tapped Josh Voight as the newsroom’s new executive producer. He’s been working for Tribune’s Indianapolis duopoly WTTV/WXIN  for the past four years as a producer and EP. He’s also worked in ...

CNBC SNAGS REUTERS EXEC

Dan Colarusso, executive editor at Reuters Digital for the past 7+ years, is moving on to CNBC, where he’ll be senior VP of business news, overseeing television news content, coverage and production. He starts ...

WEST COAST-BOUND

Brittany Falkers heads to the Pacific Northwest and Tegna’s KGW in Portland, OR as the station’s new weekend anchor. She leaves Nexstar’s WFRV in Green Bay where she has been morning anchor and reporter ...

WDIV PROMOTES TWO

Ro Coppola is the new Director of Digital and Enterprise Content at Graham Media’s WDIV in Detroit, MI. For the past 14 years, she’s been the station’s Executive Producer of Special Projects. Coppola has ...

MAINE ND HEADED FOR DC

Kathy Reynolds is leaving Sinclair owned WGME in Portland, ME to become Story Telling Team Leader, in charge of MSJs and anchors, at Tegna’s WUSA in Washington, DC. She’s been Portland almost six years, and ...

FROM PRINT TO CABLE NEWS

Priscilla Alvarez is the newest addition to CNN, joining the political beat reporting on  immigration policy and politics. She’’ll continue to be based in Washington, DC, where she has reported for the past three ...

FIRST-TIME ND NAMED IN SIOUX FALLS

Anndrea Anderson has been promoted to ND for Red River Broadcasting’s KDLT in Sioux Falls, SD. She’s currently the weekend anchor/producer there and joined KDLT in 2015 as a reporter. She replaces Jessica Brovold who ...

A NEW FACE IN DAYTON

Nexstar’s WDTN in Dayton, OH has signed up Carly Smith as the station’s new weekend meteorologist and MMJ. She starts Jan. 21. And hey….she’s thrilled. “I’m thrilled to join the 2 NEWS team and ...

A NEW EXEC AT CBS EVENING NEWS

Elizabeth Turner will be joining the “The CBS Evening News” as a senior producer, effective Jan. 14. Her new role puts her in the control room during the nightly newscast. Turner joined CBS News ...

MOVING UP IN MILWAUKEE

Weigel’s WDJT in Milwaukee, WI has promoted Mark McPherson to weekend co-anchor. He’ll share the anchor desk with current co-anchor Pauleen Le, with whom he earlier worked at a station in Lacrosse, WI. “I’ve ...

NEXSTAR PROMOTES IN NORTH DAKOTA

Tammy Blumhagen is the newly-named VP/GM  at Nexstar’s North Dakota quadopoly KXMB/KXMC/KXMD/KXMA. The stations serve one of the more hyphenated markets in the country, Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson-Williston. She’s already on the job. Blumhagen most recently was ...

MAKING IT PERMANENT IN KNOXVILLE

Alison Coe removes the ‘interim’ tag and is now the news director for Nexstar owned WATE in Knoxville, TN. She’s been running the shop since Jamie Foster left in September after 12 years as news director. ...

ON TO THE MAGIC CITY

Nicole Griffin joins Spectrum News in Orlando, Fla. as a bureau reporter. She worked for the past two years at Sinclair’s WCTI in New Bern, N.C. The Syracuse grad previously worked as an associate ...

KEEPING IT IN THE HEARST FAMILY

Hearst’s management school, like the Energizer bunny, just keeps going and going. Derek Schnell is the new news director at KCRA/KQCA, the Hearst duopoly in Sacramento, CA. Schnell is being bumped up from co-assistant ...

TEGNA PROMOTES

Vanessa Croix joins Tegna’s KENS in San Antonio, TX as a reporter. She’s coming from sister station KAGS in Bryan/College Station where she spent the past two years. Before starting her broadcast news career, ...

A NEW NUMBER 2 IN LANSING

Chris Pantaleo joins Nexstar’s WLNS in Lansing, MI as its next assistant news director. News Director Jam Sardar fills in the blanks in this email, which also contains news of the retirement of veteran newsman Norm ...

A NEW CHIEF MET IN DAYTON

After six years at Cox-owned WHIO in Dayton, OH, McCall Vrydaghs is the newly-named chief meteorologist at the station. “I’m very excited to start this next chapter of my life,” Vrydaghs said. “The Miami ...

FROM BRONZE MEDAL TO TV GOLD

Connecticut’s newest TV morning news anchor comes with one heck of an impressive bio. She’s an Olympic medalist in swimming, was recently inducted into her high school’s sports hall of fame, and is a ...

RETURNING TO WHERE IT STARTED

When longtime news director Dave Busiek finally hangs it up at Hearst’s KCCI in Des Moines, IA in December, his replacement will be Allison Smith, currently the number two at sister station WLWT in ...

GOING DIGITAL IN CHARLOTTE

Mark Davenport is the new Digital Content Manager for WBTV in Charlotte, NC. Davenport has been a multi-platform content manager and morning reporter for that Raycom owned affiliate during his five years with the station.

KXAS NAMES NEW NEWS DIRECTOR

KXAS (NBC) announced on Monday that John Stone has been named Vice President of News for the Dallas-Fort Worth station. Stone joined NBC 5 as Assistant News Director in 2017 and has led the ...