Category: On the Move

HANGING IT UP IN IDAHO

Karole Honas, award-winning reporter and anchor for KIFI-TV’s top-rated Local News 8 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., announced that she is retiring this month after 30 years at Local News 8. ...

CBS NEWS NAMES NEW BUREAU CHIEF

Mark X. Lima, a proven newsroom leader and award-winning journalist, has been named CBS News’ West Coast Bureau Chief, where he will oversee the organization’s news-gathering in the western region for all broadcasts and ...

“GROWING” OPPORTUNITY

Award-winning meteorologist Amy Sweezey is joining the Growing Bolder team, according to a press release. After nearly 20 years as a meteorologist in Central Florida, Sweezey has been named special projects producer with Growing ...

TELEMUNDO SHUFFLE

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises revealed a realignment of its leadership team to drive forward growth strategy and focus on innovation and multi-platform entertainment, news and sports content. The realignment follows the appointment of Beau Ferrari to ...

NEW FACE COMING TO KC

Several months after Dhomonique Ricks‘ departure, a new anchor is about to start at Kansas City’s WDAF-TV. Christel Bell will be on the air in mid-August, co-anchoring at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. Bell ...

ANCHORS AWAY FROM TWIN CITIES

She’s apprently looking for slightly milder winters. According to Star Tribune, WCCO’s Ali Lucia is signing off from the Twin Cities. The journalist announced on social media that Friday will be her last day ...

CROSSING NETWORK STREETS

Edwin Pitti has left Entravision, where he had been White House correspondent for the company’s stations around the country since 2015. He resigned earlier this month for an opportunity to work as a national ...

CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC

We had recently reported that Connecticut’s WFSB Reporter/Anchor Eva Zymaris was leaving after a four-year run. Well, she recently announced that instead of disappearing into oblivion, she’s actually just headed down I-91 to join WTNH.

NEW CHIEF MET IN CINCY

According to WVXU, it took more than four years after the death of Tim Hedrick for WKRC to name a new chief meteorologist – and that person is named John Gumm. The Cincy local ...

A TEXAS-SIZED MOVE

Faith Woodard is joining the Rio Grande Valley’s KVEO as a weekday evening news anchor from WBOC 16 Salisbury, Md. “God is good, I’m blessed and ready to hit the ground running,” Woodard tweeted. “Thank you ...

THE DES MOINES SHUFFLE

Hearst-owned CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, is moving anchor-reporter Rheya Spigner from weekday mornings to weeknights. On Aug. 3 she will become the anchor of KCCI 8 News at 9 on the station’s MeTV subchannel, and ...

GRIMES ON THE CLIMB

In Boston, Kyle Grimes continues his ascent at Hearst as he’s been named GM for WCVB-TV (ABC). He’s been the GM for Hearst’s WGAL-TV in Lancaster/Harrisburg, PA since 2016. Kyle previously ran WPTZ/WNNE-TV, the NBC/CW affiliates in Plattsburgh, NY/Burlington, VT. ...

SPORTS TAKEOVER IN VICTORIA

Victoria, Texas Anchor Geno Perez is changing shifts and moving on to a bigger role at KAVU. He’ll be taking over as Newscenter 25 sports director. Currently an anchor at the station’s morning newscast, ...

KC’s NEW WEATHER GUESSER

Kansas City’s KSHB-TV has hired Wes Peery to fill a weekend meteorologist position. Peery has been working as a weekend morning meteorologist at NBC affiliate WXIA-TV in Atlanta. He has worked in Missouri before, ...

FROM NEW YORK TO MIAMI

According to Mort Meisner, reporter Jessica Vallejo joins CBS O&O WFOR in Miami as a General Assignment Reporter. Jessica most recently worked at FIOS 1 in New York. Jessica who is bi-lingual/fluent in Spanish ...

NEW COLUMBUS WEEKENDER

NBC4’s Jennifer Bullock is taking on a new role at the station. Starting Saturday, July 25 Jennifer will be moving to the anchor desk as the new weekend evening anchor. Viewers can watch NBC4’s ...

CROSSING THE STREET IN BUFFALO

Liz Lewin, a former WKBW-TV (Channel 7) anchor-reporter, is joining WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) as a multi-skilled journalist. Born and raised in Buffalo, Lewin starts Aug. 3 and will work on Channel 2’s nightside team ...

FOX NEWS’ NEW ADDITION

Charles Watson has been named an Atlanta-based correspondent for Fox News Channel. He has been a multimedia reporter, based in Jackson, Miss. The Multimedia Reporter program is a program that mentors reporters and gives ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS IN SAVANNAH

WJCL ABC 22 has announced that Will Dillard is being promoted to News Director of the Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliate in the Savannah – Hilton Head market. Dillard succeeds Sinan Sadar, who was promoted ...

TAXI! TAKE ME TO WDJT!

NewsBlues has learned that Anne Brown is moving across town to become GM for Weigel’s WDJT-TV (CBS) in Milwaukee. She’s been the director of strategy and marketing for WITI-TV (FOX). She’ll replace Mark Strachota who is ...

NEW EXEC IN TEX

James Muñoz is now officially news director at KAVU in Victoria, Texas.  He had been serving as interim ND since February, in addition to anchoring. Muñoz had recently moved from the station’s morning show to anchor ...

BUH-BYE TO WILMINGTON

After two years of covering weather and news across southeastern North Carolina, Monique Robinson says ‘goodbye’ to WWAY. “Two years ago, I packed my SUV and drove nearly 600 miles to Wilmington, North Carolina ...

DERIK IN ‘THE BIG D’

Longtime Texas newsman Derik Lattig has been named Manager of Spectrum cable news office in Dallas. Derik, whose official title is ‘Planning Manager’ will be overseeing 10 MMJs covering DFW for Spectrum‘s new venture which ...

GUESSING THE WEATHER IN MICHIGAN

Grand Rapids, Michigan’s 13-On-Your-Side has added a meteorologist. Samantha Jacques began her career while still a junior in college. As a teaching assistant, she helped create the first Broadcast Meteorology course at Central Michigan ...

LOOK WHO’S JOINING CNN

It’s not exactly surprising that Bob Costas would land a new gig shortly after a suspect departyre from NBC – but the gig itself may come as a surprise. According to Deadline, Costas is ...

NEW ABC NEWS WH CORRESPONDENT

Jonathan Greenberger, ABC News Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, shared the following note with staff announcing that Rachel Scott has been promoted to a Washington-based Multi-Platform Reporter: DC Team, I am pleased to ...

NEW ANCHOR ASSIGNMENTS IN BAY AREA

KSTS Telemundo 48 today announced that effective immediately, Sandra Cervantes will be the station’s new weeknight anchor, joining co-anchor César Bayona and weather anchor Guillermo Quiroz at 5, 6, and 11 pm. She replaces ...

MOVING UP IN YOUNGSTOWN

WKBN-TV 27 is proud to announce the promotion of meteorologist and reporter Alexis Walters to the WKBN evening anchor desk. Alexis has been a part of the WKBN team for three years and will ...

BOSTON VET SHOWN THE DOOR 

According to the Boston Globe, Ally Donnelly is leaving NBC 10 Boston and its sister station NECN, the investigative reporter said.  Donnelly, in a phone call, declined to comment further. Earlier Thursday night, she ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

WYFF-4 has announced Akili Franklin will join WYFF-4 as news director in August. This will be a return to the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson market for Franklin who previously spent eight years working in their newsroom.  “I’m ...

CLEVELAND ROCKS FOR TOOHEYS

Cleveland’s Fox-8 News has added another member to its family. Joe Toohey will anchor at 7 p.m. alongside Elizabeth Noreika starting Monday. He comes to Cleveland from Fox 5 in New York. There, he ...

HEADED FOR THE PARENT COMPANY

According to Deadline, Johnny Green Jr. has been named Vice President of news services at CBS News, where he will oversee Newspath, the affiliate news service. Green will begin his role on August 10 ...

FROM LITTLE ROCK TO THE BIG H

Reporter Re’Chelle Turner is joining KPRC 2 in Houston from KARK 4 Little Rock, Arkansas. “DREAM COME TRUE✨Beyond excited to finally announce that I’m joining the AMAZING @KPRC2 News Team, the NBC affiliate in Houston, ...

CNN’S LATEST HIRED GUN

CNN has announced the appointment of award-winning journalist Selina Wang as an international correspondent based in Asia. Wang will report on key stories from the Asia-Pacific region for CNN’s television and digital platforms. She ...

COVOring POLITICS

Journalist Sabina Covo joins SBS’ Miami station MegaTV for a new political segment. She’ll be anchoring “Enlace Politico 2020,” which will air on the station’s weeknight news program “Mega News,” at 5 and 11 ...

CHICAGO TO CLEVELAND

Remember when the Cubs (soon to longer be named the) Indians played in the World Series?  Someone had to lose… or win, depending on if you’re an optimist or a Cubs/Indians fan.    Taking ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Someone famous and fictitious once said “Do or do not.  There is no try.” Gary Yoder did.  He joins Heartland TV as general manager of the company’s WLFI-TV (CBS) in Lafayette, IN. Gary most recently was GM for ...

HEADING SWEET HOME, ALABAMA

FOUR DECADES AND THAT’S IT?! WBRC FOX6 News Anchor/Reporter Janet Hall is stepping away from the anchor desk this summer after 40 years delivering the news to viewers throughout the Birmingham area. Janet’s last ...

MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT

Princell Hair joins The Black News Channel as president and chief executive officer of the 24-hour news network that describes itself as “culturally specific to the diverse views of the Black community.” He succeeds former ...

ConnectiCUTS

Connecticut’s WFSB 3 TV reporter and news anchor Eva Zymaris announced that she has left the news station after four years. Late last week she posted on social media that “Today is a bittersweet ...

OUTTA HERE

Elise Jesse, a sports anchor at WLWT-TV News 5 since 2013, announced Thursday via Twitter that she’s leaving the station and her hometown of Cincinnati. Jesse is married to former University of Cincinnati Bearcats ...

GOODBYE SEATTLE

Margaret Larson, the longtime television journalist and the host of KING 5’s “New Day Northwest” daytime talk show, will retire at the end of July.  “I want to thank you very much for the ...

HEARST NAMES A NEW GM 

According to TVNewscheck, Ryan Rothstein, the general sales manager of Hearst Television’s WPBF West Palm Beach, Fla., today was named president and general manager of WPTZ-WNNE, Hearst’s NBC-CW duopoly in Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y.  Rothstein, a ...

NEW SUIT AT SINCLAIR

Sinclair Broadcast Group has appointed industry veteran and former Universal Studios executive Steve Rosenberg as president of local sports. In this new role, Rosenberg will oversee the company’s regional sports networks (RSNs), Sinclair’s digital ...

A HUGE LEAP

According to Mort Meisner, reporter Spencer Thomas just jumped 76 markets to FOX Affiliate KPTV in Portland. Spencer comes from across the country at FOX Affiliate WFFF in Burlington where she reported for the Morning ...

ANCHORS AWAY IN HOUSTON  

CW39 KIAH Anchor and Senior Producer Trey Serna has announced that he is no longer with Morning Dose, according to sources.   “Some professional/personal news to share: I am no longer with Morning Dose. I am incredibly thankful ...

KMSP NEWSER HITS THE EXIT 

Twin Cities FOX 9 reporter Christina Palladino has announced that her 16-year stint in TV news is coming to an end. “That’s a wrap on a 16-year career as a television news journalist!” she posted ...

NEW FACE IN BALLAMOR

Meteorologist Stevie Daniels has officially joined Scripps-owned WMAR-2 News in Baltimore. Previously, Stevie worked as a weekday and weekend meteorologist at WIVB/WNLO, Buffalo, New York. “Stevie brings with her a great familiarity of the ...

RALEIGH REPORTER SAYS SO LONG 

WRAL-Raleigh reporter Mandy Mitchell has announced her departure from the station after nine years there. Mitchell, who made the announcement on Twitter, said she is leaving the TV news business to “start a new ...

LEAVING THE DESK FOR AN OFFICE

Is it really a tearful goodbye from Cincinnati for Michael Baldwin? The WXIX anchor and general assignment reporter is heading to Clarksburg, WV, to become one of the nation’s few African American TV news directors. ...

EXITING ORLANDO

The NBA is coming to Orlando, along with hundreds of players as the plan is for all games to be played in the Big O. But a few people may be leaving Orlando as ...

‘INSIDE EDITION’ ADDITION

WCBS New York anchor Mary Calvi is joining CBS Television’s, Inside Edition, as weekend anchor and fill-in anchor for Deborah Norville. Calvi will continue to anchor the morning and noon newscasts at WCBS. “Our ...

MOVING ON UP…

KSHB-TV has promoted Rae Daniel to a morning anchor/reporter role. Daniel will anchor at 4:30 a.m. on KSHB, and at 7:00 a.m. on KMCI, while Lindsay Shively handles the rest.  

MEET THE NEW BOSS…

Talent Scout in news is a slightly different totem pole echelon than the scout in pro baseball. Sinan Sadar, whose career as a television news executive has taken him to TV markets around the ...

SWAIMING UP STREAM

Chris Swaim, weekend meteorologist at WISN-TV, has left the station, and is leaving Milwaukee, after more than three years at the ABC affiliate. Swaim’s last day at the station was Sunday. He announced his ...

NBC NEWS’ NEW ADDITION 

NBC News Digital announced today that Michelle Garcia is joining NBC News as the new editorial director for NBCBLK – NBC News’ African American news vertical on NBCNews.com. NBC News global head of digital news Catherine Kim, ...

KRIS DOUBLE KROSS 

After seven years in the number one spot, the new management team at KRIS in Corpus Christi, Texas dismissed their morning and noon anchor team, Mike Gillaspia, Sonya Hill and Maclovio Perez, choosing not ...

DR. JOHNNY FEVER PASSED OVER

Local 12 in Cincinnati announced Thursday that anchor/reporter Meghan Mongillo and weekday reporter Adam Clements have been named the new afternoon co-anchors effective immediately. They will team-anchor multiple newscasts every weekday, including 4 p.m. ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Carlos Tamez has returned to Dallas to join Estrella TV as news director and managing editor. He’ll be overseeing newscasts in Dallas, Houston and Miami. Tamaz started this week. He replaces Rubén Olague, who left ...

GOING GOING….IN ALBANY

Nicol Lally is leaving WTEN. Her last day at the station will be July 31. Her departure comes four months after another member of the morning team, Jess Briganti, left the area to move back home. ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

The E.W. Scripps Company has appointed Ramon Pineda to lead its operations in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he will serve as vice president and general manager of Scripps’ NBC affiliate, KRIS, its CW station and its independent ...

HEADING FOR THE DOOR

Sports Director Chris Gervino is set to retire from NBC affiliate KOMU Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo., after spending more than two decades on the air providing national and local sports information to mid-Missouri. “My wife ...

WINDY CITY CALLING 

According to Robert Feder, Nexstar Media Group is shifting Rob Sneed, a reporter for its station in Columbus, Ohio, to WGN-Channel 9, where he’ll sign on as a general assignment reporter July 8. A Columbus native and graduate ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

KCTV has hired Scott Flannigan as its new news director, replacing Casey Clark. Flannigan arrives from within the Meredith chain. He has been the news director at WALA-TV in Mobile, Ala., for the last ...

BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT, “GET OUT”

It’s apparently the first mutually beneficially break-up in history. According to OregonLive.com, viewers of the evening news on KOIN-TV in Portland will have noticed the recent absence of anchor Jennifer Hoff. According to Hoff, ...

ANOTHER EXIT IN HOUSTON

They’re dropping like flies in Houston. Hannah Mackenzie is reportedly leaving her assignment with Houston’s KPRC2 July 10. “Being a Cypress native, it is disappointing KPRC management decided not to offer me a full time contact,” ...

PUNXSUTAWNEY JEFF EMERGES

Former KDKA-TV chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla returns to Pittsburgh television with a new freelance weather gig. He announced social media that he will begin working with WTAE-TV starting Sunday. He said he expects to be ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

The Midland-Odessa, Tex., DMA is in the heart of what is called the Permian Basin, a major petroleum source for oil companies. It is here that Nexstar Media Group is welcoming a new VP/GM for its ...

NEW BEAN TOWN BOSS

Across New England, WGBH has always been one of the nation’s foremost PBS member stations. Now, they have a new GM for news after a nationwide search Pam Johnston received the final rose and ...

HEADED TO HARVARD

Everyone in New York knows Ernie Anastos‘ face.  It’s simply correlated with “news” the way George Steinbrenner was with the Yankees or the Naked Cowboy with Times Square.  But Anastos is reportedly now leaving the ...

SHE’S BA-ACK… IN TEXAS

Well that was fast! KVUE Austin just announced that KHOU 11 meteorologist Erika Lopez is moving back to Austin’s TEGNA station to become chief meteorologist beginning Monday, June 22. Lopez had just arrived at KHOU from KVUE in April ...