Category: On the Move

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 ...

ON THE MOVE

KPRC (NBC) gets a new temporary reporter according to Houston Blogger Mike McGuff,  MaryAnn Martinez, formerly of KTVT (CBS) in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas. She left the CBS owned station in March of 2019 mysteriously after ...

TEXAS JOB MOVES

Houston Blogger Mike McGuff has a nice recap of moves in Texas last month. Many were mentioned here, but check out this recap. DALLAS – FORT WORTH Jeff Jamison, the longest standing meteorologist at ...

ON THE MOVE

Former KDKA (CBS) news anchor Jennifer Antkowiak will be the new face of community relations for the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese as it works to move forward from last year’s scathing grand jury report on ...

ON THE MOVE

Madison Bess has been named Production Assistant at CBS Sports. Bess graduated Ithaca College in May 2018 with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Sports Studies. She has worked as  a Sports ...

MOVING UP IN JERSEY

The new assignment manager at Univision’s WXTV in Paterson, NJ is a familiar face. Alba Eduardo-Castillo is moving up from chief assignment editor in the newsroom. Before her current station, she worked as assignment ...

ON THE MOVE

Zoltan Csanyi-Salcedo is the new News Director for KRGV (ABC) and Somos Noticias, digital channel  5.2. Csanyi-Salcedo is a 30-plus year news veteran in television and radio in both English and Spanish language broadcasting. ...

KANSAS CITY NEW GM

The E.W. Scripps Company has appointed Kathleen Choal as vice president and general manager for KSHB, 41 Action News, and KMCI, 38 the Spot, in Kansas City, Missouri. Choal is currently general manager of ...

MOVING UP IN CHARLOTTE

Mike Lewis today was appointed vice president and general manager of the Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday. He’ll be running WJZY (Fox) and WMYT (MNT). Lewis succeeds Mike McClain, who became GM of ...

ON THE MOVE

Lauren Petterson has been named President of FOX Business Network (FBN), announced Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media. In a related move, Brian Jones, who currently holds this position, will depart.  Petterson will ...

NEXSTAR SALES VP

Nexstar Media Group said that William “Bill” Sally has been promoted to executive VP of sales at Nexstar Broadcasting. The new position is effective with the closing of Nexstar’s acquisition of Tribune Media and ...

ON THE MOVE

Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth, had his big debut Monday as Chief Meteorologist of WKRG (CBS).  “After an exhaustive nation-wide search, we are fortunate to have Ed join WKRG and lead our team of meteorologists, “said ...

ON THE MOVE

Jamie McGlinchy has been promoted to Senior Broadcast Producer, Special Events at CBS News. He’s worked at CBS for the past 13-years in various roles from Producer at CBS Evening News to working stints ...

ON THE MOVE

Ashley Godwin joins KTHV (CBS) Little Rock Arkansas as a reporter. Godwin took to Social Media to announce the move saying, “this has been the hardest secret to keep, because I just wanted to shout ...

BACK IN THE CHAIR

Denise Killian returns to the ND chair as she will be the next ND for Gray’s WJRT in Flint/Saginaw, MI.  Her last job was at KDAF-TV CW 33 in Dallas, where she was lead Producer. She’s been ...

ON THE MOVE

Dallas native Jay Wallis, who’s spent the last three years at ABC affiliate KVUE-TV in Austin, is returning home to be a reporter for WFAA (ABC). Both are owned by TEGNA. Wallis, a University ...

MEET KIII’S NEW ANCHOR

A new face will appear soon on Corpus Christi Texas TV screens. But the Coastal Bend isn’t new to her. KIII (ABC) announced that Leslie Adami will be the co-anchor of 3 News at ...

FEW CHANGES AT KHOU

KHOU (CBS) has hired WCNC (NBC) Charlotte, North Carolina, weekend anchor Xavier Walton as its new #HTownRush morning anchor. “We are excited to have him on board,” KHOU president and general manager, Robert Springer, told ...

KVUE SPORTS CHANGES

You may recall, Mike Barnes left KVUE (ABC) this past March after more than 29 years of covering sports in central Texas. Mike started as a sports reporter at KVUE in 1989. Since sports ...

ON THE MOVE

Greg Dutra, a meteorologist at KDVR, the Fox affiliate in Denver, is joining the weather front at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7. Starting September 23, Dutra will appear on ABC 7’s weekend morning newscasts. A graduate of Lyndon ...

A NEW FACE IN TALLY

Next Monday, Brian Jackson takes a bow as the new morning co-anchor at Scripps WTXL in Tallahassee, FL He’ll join Angela Green at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Everyone is excited. “We’re excited to ...

ON THE MOVE

Longtime Colorado Springs KOAA (NBC) weekend reporter/anchor Zach Thaxton is no longer with the station. Thaxton, who had been with KOAA since 2010, departed the station to commit his priorities to matters outside the ...

ON THE MOVE

KXII (CBS) has welcomed new Morning Co-Anchor and Noon Show anchor Christy Waite. Waite has worked in Wyoming, where she was an MMJ and sports anchor at KGWN (CBS) She is also a former ...

ON THE MOVE

KXAS (NBC) weekend PM anchor and weekday reporter Kristin Dickerson has decided to let Jesus take the wheel.  According to Dallas based Blogger Uncle Barkey, she is leaving the Fort Worth-based station and with ...

ON THE MOVE

TV Talent Agents Inc. reports Courtney Hicks has joined WFXG (FOX) in Augusta GA. as an anchor.  Hicks has been a contributor at WJZY in Charlotte. WFXG is transitioning to a fully local newscast ...

ON THE MOVE

Long-time WWMT (CBS) news anchor Kate Tillotson announced on Facebook Wednesday she will be leaving Channel 3 at the end of September. Here’s the text of her Facebook post: “For 12 years, I’ve had the privilege ...

ON THE MOVE

Congratulations to Marcus Stroud of WIAT (CBS).   Marcus has been named Assistant News Director after more than five years as Ops Manager.  He joined the station in 2015 from WAKA (CBS) in Montgomery Alabama. and TEGNA has ...

ON THE MOVE

“Extra” has hired “Good Day Wake Up” host Jennifer Lahmers as a correspondent for its big revamped show starting on Fox this fall.  Lahmers’ last day on Fox’s “Wake Up” — which she hosts ...

BACK TO HOUSTON

Chris Henao returns to Tegna’s KHOU in Houston as the Assistant News Director. GM Robert Springer shared the news in this email. Chris worked at this CBS affiliate for almost ten years about eleven years ago ...

ON THE MOVE

WTAE (ABC) Executive Producer Jamie Bittner has left the station.  She writes on social media: “In June, I officially departed as the Executive Producer at WTAE. There were beautiful speeches. There was a lovely ...

ON THE MOVE

Clarissa Allen moves to weekend sports reporter/anchor at WBBJ (ABC) in Jackson Tennessee. Local Good News: I’ve accepted my first on-air position at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, TN as a Weekend Sports Reporter/Anchor. Thank you ...

ON THE MOVE

Univision’s former President and Chief Revenue Officer Tonia O’Connor has landed a new job as CEO of Deepak Chopra’s health and well-being company Chopra Global.  According to Media Moves, she’ll oversee the company’s portfolio, ...

ON THE MOVE

Brooke Leonard has been hired as a sports reporter by WSLS (NBC) . She began her new job earlier this month.   Leonard, who graduated from Virginia Tech last year, had been working since last summer ...

ON THE MOVE

KJRH (NBC) Tulsa, Oklahoma reporter/fill-in anchor Mycah Hatfield joins KTRK (ABC) as reporter/MMJ. This is a return for Hatfield since she is originally from Houston. As blogger Mike Mcguff reports, she interned at KPRC ...

ON THE MOVE

Matt Fortin joins WBTW (CBS) as the stations first Digital MMJ/Digital Producer.  His reporting will be exclusively on WBTW’s digital platforms focusing on local stories that impact viewers daily lives. News Director Eric Walters ...

COMING HOME TO AUSTIN

Leslie Rangel spent her first week learning the ropes before starting Thursday as “Good Day Austin’s” newest co-host on Austin, TX Fox O&O KTBC. She started her career as an intern at the station ...

ON THE MOVE

A few new faces are joining WBTW (CBS) in the coming weeks. Newest reporter Elisia Alonso began reporting across the Eastern Carolinas this week. She comes from  Nexstar‘s sister-station WOOD (NBC). And, Ashley Afonso took to social media ...

ON THE MOVE

Steven Dial is joining Dallas-based KDFW (FOX) news staff as a general assignment reporter, effective on July 1st.  Blogger Ed Bark reports he’ll be arriving from Kansas City’s NBC affiliate, KSHB (NBC), where Dial ...

KEEPING IT SOUTHERN

Stacey Spivey is newly-installed at Tegna’s WFMY in Greensboro, N.C. as an anchor-multi-skilled journalist. For the past two years, Spivey was an anchor-reporter at Nexstar’s WFXR in Roanoke, Va. She previously at stations in ...

ON THE MOVE

Richard Borjas has left Telemundo network and its Miami headquarters for a bigger executive role in the English-language side of NBC Universal family.  Media Moves reports, he is now VP of Programming and Development, ...

ON THE MOVE

Vegas PBS has hired Allison P. Monette as the public service television station’s director of communications and brand management.  Monette will be responsible for the accurate and timely dissemination of information pertaining to Vegas ...

NEW ENGLAND BOUND

Courtney DeJesus joins Nexstar’s WPRI in Providence, RI where she will be a reporter/MMJ. DeJesus most recently worked at Spectrum News in Syracuse as a reporter. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and ...

ON THE MOVE

Sydney Sullivan has been hired as a weather forecaster for WTVH (CBS). Sullivan most recently worked as a weather intern for WESH (NBC)  News in Orlando; she received her meteorology degree from the Florida ...

BACK TO WHERE IT STARTED

Charisse Gibson is returning to Tegna’s WWL in N’Awlins to take on her dream job as the station’s 10 p.m. anchor. She’s coming from Gray’s WXIX in Cincinnati where her job was to break ...

TALENT VET JOINS NAPOLI

Veteran agent Mike Isenberg has joined Napoli Management Group as a talent representative. His 30 years of broadcasting experience includes 10 years at ESPN and 10 years at Fox Sports. Isenberg most recently worked ...

ON THE MOVE

Elizabeth Wiley is headed to Dallas from Phoenix.  She mentioned the move on social media Monday.  “So excited to share my next big adventure. In June I’m headed to WFAA to be director of digital ...