Category: On the Move

A RETURN TO AMISH COUNTRY

Hearst Television today appointed Justin N. Antoniotti president and general manager of WGAL, its NBC affiliate in Lancaster-Harrisburg-Lebanon-York, Pennsylvania. Antoniotti has been president-GM of WPTZ-WNNE, Hearst’s NBC-CW duopoly in Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, New York, since ...

A MOBILE MEREDITH MOVE 

Meredith Corporation announced a new Vice President and General Manager at its television stations in Atlanta and Mobile. Deborah Collura has been named VP/GM of WGCL CBS 46 and WPCH Peachtree TV – Meredith’s duopoly in Atlanta – effective immediately. ...

SO LONG YOUNGSTOWN

27 First News is saying farewell to morning anchor Dan Martin, who is leaving the station after almost 13 years. Morning anchor Chelsea Spears and meteorologist Alex George spent some time digging up old ...

BOLTON LANDS IN HOUSTON

According to MikeMcGuff.com, Anastasiya Bolton‘s bio just popped up on KHOU‘s page. She arrived in Houston from TEGNA sister station 9News KUSA in 2018 and continued working for the company executive producing a show on Facebook ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Shawn Oswald, who since 2014 has been president and general manager of Hearst Television’s KHBS-KHOG Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Ark., has been appointed president and general manager of KETV, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Omaha, ...

FROM ORANGEMEN TO LONE STAR

NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) anchor Jennifer Sanders is leaving the Syracuse TV station. “BITTERSWEET NEWS,” she wrote on Facebook. “This is so hard to share. May 29th is my last day at NewsChannel 9. I ...

PRESS ROOM SOFTBALL PITCHER TRADED

Conservative commentator, syndicated columnist and expert Presidential compliment-payerd-disguised-as-question-asker Michelle Malkin has joined Newsmax TV. Malkin will contribute to prime time programming on the cable net, host a weekend news and analysis show and continue her ...

GO GET ‘EM 

According to Mort Meisner, a congratulations is in order for Jolie Sherman, who joins FOX affiliate WFFF as a General Assignment Reporter/MMJ. Jolie is a graduate of Illinois State University and has worked extensively in radio and print. She is ...

MONTERO’S MOVE TO MIAMI

Former CNN en Español anchor Carlos Montero has found a new TV home with Canal 5 Noticias (C5N). He is now a Miami-based correspondent for the Argentinian cable news channel. Since his departure from CNN, ...

NEW FACE IN ALBANY 

Jill Szwed will soon be joining the WTEN morning team filling the role left vacant by Jess Briganti back in March. Szwed, a native of Pittsburgh, comes to Albany from Lexington, KY where she spent ...

ANOTHER ONE BOWS OUT

Greg Bilte plans to retire as VP and general manager of KIRO-TV, Seattle, effective June 30, capping a 41 year career, Cox Media Group said Monday. Cox has not yet named a replacement. “The ...

KFSN’S CARR ACCELERATES 

Michael Carr has been named president and general manager of KFSN Fresno, part of ABC Owned Television Stations. It’s a promotion from within as Carr’s been the station’s news director for the last eight years. ...

MILLER’S TIME

A mighty wind is sweeping meteorologist Tim Miller away after eight years with WIS-TV in Columbia – according to WISTV.com. Tim Miller has accepted the position as Chief Meteorologist at WJBF in Augusta, Ga. ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Nexstar named J. Patrick Baldwin as VP and general manager for its broadcast and digital operations in the Quad Cities, effective immediately. Baldwin, who had been VP and GM at KTUL-TV, Tulsa, succeeds Marshall ...

HUZZAH HOLUB

Meredith Corp. promoted Jeff Holub to VP and general manager of WHNS-TV, the Fox affiliate in Greenville, S.C., effective May 18. Holub, currently station manager at Meredith’s Atlanta stations WGCL-TV and WPCH-TV, succeeds Charlie ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Hearst Television has reportedly named Ariel Roblin as president and general manager of its stations in Sacramento, KCRA-TV and KQCA-TV. Roblin had been president and general manager of Hearst’s KETV, Omaha, since 2011.  She ...

MIAMI ANCHOR’S FRIGID FIRING

Rudabeh Shahbazi sat at the WFOR-Miami desk for five years.  Her departure however was anything but sweet sorrow. Shahbazi only had three months remaining on her contract with CBS when was told she was not ...

DRAFTED OUT OF ASU

Scripps Media’s ABC affiliate KXXV Waco, is adding meteorologist Jordan Evans to its Good Morning Texas with Lindsay Liepman and Joe Gumm beginning May 13. Evans graduated this month from Arizona State University where he earned ...

ANCHONDO & CORNING LOOKING TO LEAP

Whoa there cowboy…is CW33 KDAF Dallas getting TV morning news again? According to MikeMcGuff.com, a daily digital show on KDAF could really be a development for a new morning television.  After NewsFix and the syndicated version of Morning ...

WHERE’S THE TLC AT KARE?

KARE weekend meteorologist Jason Disharoon has revealed that he will be leaving the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis. “It’s bittersweet that I announce that this will be my final weekend with @kare11,” he tweeted on ...

PRICE DROP

Randy Price, one of Boston’s best-known TV journalists, has announced that his is last day will be Wednesday, May 20. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my more than 10 years anchoring the EyeOpener newscasts ...

IT’S MILLER’S TIME 

Tim Miller, a fixture in Columbia, South Carolina media for more than two decades, announced that he is leaving the area. Miller made the announcement on WIS’s “Sunrise Morning.”He has been a meteorologist on the ...

CATIRE’S RETURN TO MIAMI

NBC News and MSNBC have a new producer in the southeast. Carlos Catire will be based at the network’s Miami Bureau, which will most definitely be a hotbed come the 2020 presidential election. Catire ...

MOVING UP AT KFDX

KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, TX has promoted Brittney Cottingham to assistant ND.  She’s a six year veteran of the station, and most recently was the EP for this Nexstar owned NBC affiliate.  She’s also been a ...

ON THE MOVE AT NEXSTAR

Nexstar Broadcasting has promoted Amy Doane to VP and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Greenville, N.C. Doane was general sales manager for the Greenville operations since 2015.  She succeeds John ...

GMA: I WAS SAYING ‘BUUU-URNS’

Good Morning America has announced that MSNBC executive producer Quiana Burns is coming to ABC to serve as executive broadcast producer of Weekend GMA. Burns was most recently executive producer of MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi, the ...

JERSEY ICON’S FAREWELL 

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced that Mary Alice Williams, anchor of its flagship NJTV News broadcast, has decided to step down from her position effective this month – according to insidernj.com. Since ...

LEAVING GEORGIA (JUST IN TIME)

WFSB, Channel 3 (Connecticut) has a new face gracing its newscasts. News reporter Sharon Johnson, a New Jersey native and Emerson College graduate, has joined the team from her previous role as news reporter/anchor ...

HOMECOMING FOR COLUMBUS ANCHOR

NBC4 (WCMH-TV) announces Kerry Charles will become NBC4’s new 6pm, 7pm and 11pm news anchor. Starting June 15, Kerry will co-anchor NBC4’s evening and late news with Colleen Marshall. Kerry is returning home to ...

ONCE A HOUSTONIAN…

KPRC 2 welcomes Lisa Hernandez to the KPRC 2 News Today team. She will co-anchor with Owen Conflenti and join Britta Merwin, Amy Davis, Haley Hernandez (no relation) and Anavid Reyes in getting Houstonians ...

RICHMOND’S NEW WEATHERMAN

Tom Patton was revealed as the new meteorologist for CBS 6 This Morning during Monday morning’s newscast. “We are thrilled Tom will be joining our morning team,” CBS 6 News Director Sheryl Barnhouse said. ...

NOT ALL IS WRIGHT IN HOUSTON

KPRC 2 Houston morning anchor Taniya Wright is no longer with the NBC affiliate according to mikemcguff.com.  No other information is available at this time and KPRC had no official comment. Wright joined channel ...

A MOVE TO MILWAUKEE

Kristen Kirchhaine has joined Milwaukee’s WTMJ-TV as weekend morning meteorologist. Kirchhaine, who had been a fill-in meteorologist at WMAQ-TV in Chicago while working as a video and social media producer for a nonprofit, began her ...

CNBC’s NEW SF BIZ NEWS CHIEF

California here we come… CNBC’s Katie Slaman is moving across the country to run the business news network’s San Francisco bureau.  Senior VP of CNBC business news Dan Colarusso, and CNBC business news managing ...

NEW MOON AT 13 WREX

Audrey Moon is bringing with her a new phase (I know, I am SO sorry) to 13 WREX in Rockford as its new News Director. Moon has been with 13 WREX since 2014, most ...

BOLTON BOLTS

Deirdre Bolton will be joining ABC News.  For the last few years, Bolton has been an anchor at Fox Business Network. “As an accomplished reporter, Deirdre is adept at translating complex financial concepts into ...

BAY NEWS 9 ANCHOR MOVING ON

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 Anchor Veronica Cintron is moving to Tampa International Airport as its new VP of Communications. After 10 years reporting for Spectrum Bay News 9, Cintron ...

NEW VP FOR WNCN RALEIGH

John Lewis has been named VP and general manager of WNCN Raleigh, which is owned by Nexstar. He starts immediately and reports to Doug Davis, senior VP and regional manager at Nexstar. Lewis had ...

WCNC’S NEW ND

Carrie Hoffman has been named news director for Tegna’s WCNC-TV in Charlotte, an NBC affiliate. It’s a return for Hoffman, who was the Assistant ND for WCNC before a six year stint in Kansas ...

FROM FOX NEWS TO NBC

Ellison Barber is joining NBC News and MSNBC as correspondent covering international and domestic breaking news, after working as a general assignment reporter for Fox News Channel. Barber, who has been based in Washington, ...

NEW EXEC AT WARNER BROS.

AT&T’s Warner Bros. unit said it hired Disney executive Tom Ascheim as president of global kids, young adults and classics at Warner Bros. Ascheim, who has formally been at Freeform, also with The Walt ...

MEET TELEMUNDO’S NEW VP

Telemundo 47 has promoted from within by tapping Freddy Oldenburg as the company’s next VP of News. Oldenburg has been VIP of News at Telemundo’s O&O in Dallas since 2017.   With his promotion ...

KMOV, ST. LOUIS HAS A NEW GM

Meredith Corp. said it promoted James (JD) Sosnoff to VP and general manager of KMOV-TV, St. Louis, effective July 1. Sosnoff, currently the station’s director of sales, will succeed Mike Murphy, who will retire ...

NEW BOSS IN SACRAMENTO

Nexstar is rolling out the red carpet for Scot Chastain in Sacramento. He’s been promoted to VP/GM at KTXL (FOX). Chastain,  had been VP and GM of Nexstar’s operation in Lansing, Mich., succeeds Leigh ...

ON THE MOVE

Kelli Raftery, a veteran CBS communications executive who has worked in many different roles over more than two decades at the company, is preparing to leave, one of several executives departing in the wake of ...

ON THE MOVE

WVNS (CBS/FOX) Meteorologist Zach Guion has left the station. No word what’s in his future but from his going away post on social media, it sounds like he is happy with his decision. His ...

AUSTIN NEW NEWS DIRECTOR

KVUE (ABC) advertised a few weeks back for a  News Director job in Austin Texas. Apparently they have found a winner. According to a statement: “KVUE-TV is pleased to welcome Christina Ginn to lead its news team ...

ON THE MOVE

TV News Check reports Fox News Channel (FNC) Wednesday named Ashley Strohmier as an overnight anchor and news correspondent. Based out of the network’s headquarters in New York City, Strohmier will begin her role on ...

HEADED TO CHICAGO

Rockies fans may be sorry to see in-game TV reporter Taylor McGregor leave for Chicago’s soon-to-launch Marquee Sports Network. But if they’re going to lose someone to the Cubs, Coloradans figure at least it’s not ...

ON THE MOVE

Kristi Leigh, evening news co-anchor at WTOL (CBS), and WUPW (FOX) is leaving her “childhood dream” job after three years to join Fox affiliate KMPH-TV in Fresno, Calif. Leigh’s last day on the local ...

MOVING UP

Sharman Sacchetti  has joined WCVB (ABC) Boston as political reporter. The news comes from Bill Fine, WCVB President and General Manager. A native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Sacchetti has been a reporter in New England ...

ON THE MOVE

Sacramento’s TV news scene will soon be adding another on-air personality, this one a Northern California native. Stephanie Lin, anchor and reporter for “Action News Now” in Chico, announced this week she will be ...

EXPANDING THE TEAM

Stephanie Vies joined Univision’s WXTV in New York as the newest member of the station;s weather team. She’s on the “Noticias 41 A Las 6PM” and “Noticias 41 Solo a las Once” evening broadcasts ...

NEW ANCHOR DUO

KBMT (NBC) has announced a new Southeast Texas Anchor duo. KJAC anchor and investigative reporter DeJonique Garrison and 12News assistant news director Jordan Williams have been named the new evening co-anchor team for 12News KMBT. “DeJonique and ...

ON THE MOVE

A career journalist who once worked at the Daily News and later won a Pulitzer Prize has been named the NYPD’s top spokesman, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday. Richard Esposito, newly named as ...

ON THE MOVE

Univision Arizona on Wednesday named Joe Donnarumma president and general manager, effective Feb. 10. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of station operations for Univision Arizona’s television, radio, digital and social media ...

ON THE MOVE

Ex-WDIV (NBC) reporter Kevin Dietz, who was fired from the station last July, has returned to television news this week. Dietz starts his new gig today on WADL (Channel 38) in a broadcast called ...

ON THE MOVE

“Surprise!” is one of the first words new KHOU 11 #HTownRush Saturday morning newscast anchor Brandi Smith says in her Facebook video announcing her new gig right before showtime last weekend. Since Smith already anchors ...

ON THE MOVE

WPXI (NBC) has hired Tampa anchor/reporter  Angie Moreschi for its investigations team. “WPXI is giving me an incredible opportunity to be an investigative reporter in my hometown, and I don’t take that lightly,” she ...

ON THE MOVE

FOX News Channel has signed WFMZ-TV, an independent television station, reporter Alex Hogan as a general assignment reporter. She begins her new role today. Since 2017, Hogan has served as a morning news reporter ...

FROM WEATHER TO POLITICS

Mark Ronchetti, an Albuquerque meteorologist who is one of New Mexico’s most popular television figures, announced Tuesday that is joining the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, adding more drama to a contest ...

ON THE MOVE

NBC Chicago WMAQ reporter Anayeli Ruiz has joined KHOU 11 according to blogger Mike Mcguff. “I’ve got some news, I’ve joined the CBS station in Houston,” Ruiz tweeted. “Chicago was an amazing experience & now I couldn’t be ...

ON THE MOVE

WDAM (ABC) investigative reporter and anchor Mike McDaniel took to social media over the holiday to announce a move. McDaniel says he’s “coming home” to WWL (CBS) later this month. He rejoined the WDAM ...

ON THE MOVE

McKenna Cieslak didn’t waste much time after graduation before landing her first job. She took to social media to announce she’ll be starting at WSAV (NBC) as a reporter starting January 6th. She’s a ...

ON THE MOVE

Payton Marshall took to social media this week to announce she’s the new morning reporter for Dayton 24/7. You may remember the Miami Valley Ohio  combo WRGT (FOX) and WKEF (ABC) changed names to ...

NEW KGAN-KFXA NEWS DIRECTOR

KGAN (CBS)-KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, Iowa has appointed Kristen Hamilton as news director at the Sinclair owned stations. She spent the last five years as news director Sinclair’s KHQA in her hometown of Quincy, ...

KTVL GETS NEW GM

Sinclair announced Wednesday that Susan Connor has been hired as Vice President/General Manager for KTVL (CBS) in Medford Oregon. “I am thrilled to be joining such a visionary and progressive company in the media ...

BACK TO THE MAINLAND

MacKenzie Stasko joins Nexstar’s WNCN in Raleigh, NC  where she will be a reporter/MMJ. Stasko spent the past three years and 8 months as a reporter for SJL’s KITV in Honolulu. She’s also worked ...

ON THE MOVE

Longtime KCRA (NBC) anchor Kellie DeMarco is leaving the station at the end of the year to start her own business, she announced this week. DeMarco, a three-time Emmy Award-winner with nearly 20 years ...

ON THE MOVE PART II

Dallas-based WFAA (ABC)  is in sync with the holiday season by adding William Joy to its reporting staff. After two years with Kansas City’s KMBC-TV , he’ll be leaving the ABC affiliate later this ...

HEADED HOME TO COLORADO

KVUE (ABC) Media Group News Director Tim Ryan has been promoted to Director of Content at KUSA (NBC) Denver. Before he became KVUE’s news director in July 2017, he was assistant news director at ...

NEW GM IN MEMPHIS

Tegna has named a former Nexstar veteran to lead its WATN (ABC) and WLMT (CW) in Tennessee.Rick Rogala was named Monday President and general manager of WATN and WLMT. Rogala joins WATN from Bespoke ...

MOVING UP AT CBS

Meg Oliver has been named correspondent at CBS News. She will be based in New York and will report for all CBS News programs and platforms, including CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell and ...

ON THE MOVE

Jessica Janner Castro has joined the KING (NBC)  news team. Castro is the new face on the evening and night side anchor desk, joining a team of celebrated and award-winning journalists. She started last ...

ON THE MOVE

Jairo Lozano has started a new job. He’s now a multi-media journalist at KUVN (Univision) in Dallas. He made his on-air debut this week. Lozano comes to DFW from Telemundo San Antonio. He started ...

ON THE MOVE

Travis Cummings reporter/weekend at KEVN (FOX) took to social media Monday announcing a move. He arrived at the Gray owned station in 2017 from Louisiana.

NEW WSPA GM

Kenny Lawrence has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager for WSPA (CBS) and WCYW (CW) in the Carolinas. Lawrence will be moving from his current role as Vice President and General Manager ...

NBC EXECUTIVE DEPARTS

NBC executive Jim Bell, who has produced the last four Olympics for the network and been in charge backstage at Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show for the past year, says he’s leaving NBC. Bell said ...

BELATED UPDATED

Dallas news stations generally don’t publicly announce departures, unless they’re giving a longtime contributor a big sendoff. So this one fell through the cracks, even for Blogger Uncle Barky until a follower on Twitter ...

ON THE MOVE UPDATE

We mentioned Wednesday that  Tashara Parker is the newly-named “Daybreak” traffic anchor for Tegna’s WFAA in Dallas. She’s coming to the Big D just before sweeps from sister station KYTX in Tyler, TX where ...

ON THE MOVE

Josh French, Digital Sales Manager at Cox Local Solutions in Tulsa Oklahoma says he’s headed South. He took to social media Wednesday with the following:  “It’s been real Tulsa but after much deliberation, I ...