Category: On the Move

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 ...

CONNECTING SOME DOTS ON CONNECTICUT

Some significant moves at WTNH where longtime anchor/health reporter Jocelyn Maminta is taking a job at the ever-growing Hartford Healthcare.  Lisa Carberg will take over the health beat and anchor the noon news. Connecticut viewers ...

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Gray Television issued a press release announcing the promotion of Lori Bruffett to KBTX 3 General Manager in Waco-Temple-Bryan effective June 1st. Lori started working at KBTX as an Account Executive in July 1988. She became ...

GRAY NAMES TWO NUMBER ONES 

Gray Television today promoted Lori Bruffett and Scott Sanders to general manager positions. In Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas (DMA 82), Bruffett is now general manager of CBS affiliate KBTX. She started working at KBTX as an ...

LEFT IN A BUFF

Houston’s KHOU 11 journalist Brett Buffington is no longer with the TEGNA station. “I left officially at the end of May,” Buffington told mikemcguff.com. “I love Houston and certainly am open and hopeful to stay ...

SIMON SAYS…GOODBYE

Steve Simon has been a fixture on the Houston TV scene off and on since 2000, but his position as news director that he has held at KIAH CW39 since 2018, has been eliminated as ...

NEW ADDITION TO CNNi

CNN International has hired Kim Brunhuber as an Atlanta-based anchor. He will anchor Europe morning editions of CNN Newsroom on Saturday and Sunday, as well as weekday news programs. The announcement was made today ...

NEXSTAR’S NEXT STARS 

Nexstar Media Group has unveiled a lineup of anchors and correspondents for its upcoming nightly national newscast that includes three familiar faces from “Chicago’s Very Own” WGN-Channel 9. Joe Donlon, who co-anchors the 5, 6, 9 ...

HANGING IT UP 

Longtime WWNY-TV News Director Scott D. Atkinson will retire at the end of the year, with veteran 7 News Tonight anchor Jeffrey D. Nelson being named to fill his slot in upstate New York.  ...

BACK TO THE ABQ

At KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, Jess O’Neill returns to this Hearst owned ABC affiliate for his first ND job. Jess is currently the assistant news director at sister Hearst station WESH-TV (NBC), where, years ago, he was a producer.  Earlier ...

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 ...