Category: Moving Up

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 ...

BUMPED UP IN SPRINGFIELD

Chrystal Blair is promoted to weekend anchor at Mission Broadcasting’s KOLR in Springfield, MO where she has been a general assignment reporter. Blair, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, has a highly decorated career ...

A NEW EP FOR NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

Jenn Suozzo, previously senior broadcast producer at NBC’s “Nightly News With Lester Holt,” is the new executive producer on the network’s nightly newscast. She’s been filling in on that position since Sam Singal left ...

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR THIS WEATHER GUY

Meteorologist Alex Alecci is the new weekend forecaster at Hearst’s WTAE in Pittsburgh. He’s coming from Red River’s (and soon-to-be Gray’s)  KDLT in Sioux Falls, SD, where he was chief meteorologist since December of ...

TOOK ‘EM LONG ENOUGH

Of course you want to be as certain as possible when making critical personnel changes – especially one in which you are coming up with the successor to an icon. But really, it took ...

SEATTLE NEW GM

In Seattle Washington, the city-run news channel has a new General Manager. Shannon Gee has been appointed General Manager of Seattle Channel. She’s an Award-winning television producer and documentary filmmaker who joined the outlet ...

STEPPING UP IN CHICAGO

Chicago Univision WGBO has promoted Enrique Rodriguez to 5 and 10 p.m. weekday anchor. Rodriguez most recently helmed “Edición Digital” (“Digital Edition”) at 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Rodriguez, as main news anchor alongside Erika Maldonado, ...

TRADING THE WIND FOR THE APPLE

Jesse Hamilton is headed east after four years as executive producer of Disney’s WLS morning news. He’s leaving for NBC-owned WNBC in New York where he will be dayside executive producer. “Jesse’s led the ...

FOX PICKS UP ANOTHER TALKING HEAD

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, who might be actor Bill Hader’s lost brother, is joining Fox News….FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! That’s what it says here…. “The Ben Shapiro Election Special” is a limited-run series ...

WGRZ GETS AROUND TO FILLING SLOT

In Buffalo, Tegna’s WGRZ finally got around to replacing the long-departed Jonah Javad, who is practically an old hand in Dallas by now. After six months, J.T. Messinger has been anointed the station’s newest ...

SIGNING OFF IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Mia O’Brien is the newest sports anchor/reporter for Tegna duopoly WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla. For the past three years, she’s been working as sports anchor/reporter at Sinclair’s KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Ithaca ...

TEXAS BOUND

Alyssa Meisner moves to morning and noon anchor at Sinclair’s KDBC in El Paso, TX. She comes from Nexstar’s WOWK in Charleston, W.Va., where she was a weekend anchor for the past three years. ...

TODAY SHOW NEW ANCHOR

The Today Show has a new anchor but he didn’t travel too far for his new digs.  Craig Melvin left his job as co-host of Saturday Today last month. The Today Show crew announced ...

MARKET MOVES

We wonder who she pulls for in the annual Red River Showdown? Olivia Martínez is headed to Texas from Oklahoma.   She moves up two markets in Nielsen’s Hispanic DMA ranks – from 41 to ...

TELEMUNDO NAMES DIGITAL NEWS BOSS

Romina Rosado is switching executive roles and divisions inside NBCUniversal. After six years, she’s moving from E!, where she was SVP of global content, to become SVP of digital news for Telemundo, developing new ...

TELEMUNDO PROMOTES NEWS EXEC

Grecia Medina is now occupying the newly created position of production and editorial director of “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” at Telemundo News. Medina, who came over to Telemundo a year ago as ...

TWO MOVES IN RAYCOM

Crandall Sims has been promoted to Executive Producer for WBTV, Raycom’s Charlotte station. She moves up from line producing. Sims has also worked in Columbia, SC, and Myrtle Beach. ———- Janna Smithson joins Raycom’s WMC in ...

A NEW NUMBER 2 IN THE APPLE

Disney’s WABC in New York has a new assistant news director. Elizabeth Flores makes the trip north from Miami where she’s been the Assistant ND at NBC O&O WTVJ. In a remarkable coincidence, she once ...

MOVING UP IN DES MOINES

News director Dave Busiek has named Scott Reister the new sports director at Hearst’s KCCI in Des Moines, IA Reister replaces Andy Garman, who signed off last week to enter the wild world of ...

THEY KNEW IT WAS COMING

Fox News already has Conor Powell’s replacement on board. Trey Yingst, who has served as One America News Network’s chief White House correspondent since June 2016 is headed for the Jerusalem bureau and, most ...

MOVING UP IN ORLANDO

Julie Gargotta is now an anchor/reporter at Spectrum’s CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS 13. Gargotta was an MMJ when she first arrived at CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS 13 late in 2014. She previously worked in both print ...

HOOSIER NEWS REPORTER?

Awhile back, Elizabeth Pace was hired as an MMJ at Nexstar’s KLBK in Lubbock, TX and soon found herself promoted to  weekend evening anchor/reporter at the station in March of last year. Now she’s ...

A NEW FACE IN CINCINNATI

Ashley Kirklen is the newest anchor/reporter at Hearst’s WLWT in Cincinnati, OH. Kirklen moves up from Sinclair’s WGXA in Macon, Ga. where for the past three years she served as morning anchor and reporter. ...