Category: Short Takes

IN BRIEF….MAKING MOVES EDITION

It’s back to Houston and Graham Media’s KPRC for Kris Gutierrez after 5 years at NBC-owned KXAS in Dallas-Ft. Worth. He’ll be anchoring the main evening newscasts starting next Monday. Gutierrez left the station ...

IN BRIEF…..THE GEVERS EDITION

Michelle Chism has left Hearst’s WGAL in Lancaster/Harrisburg, PA after about 2 1/2 years as news director. She had been the Assistant ND at Hearst’s WBAL in Baltimore for the previous 2 1/2 years. Chism has ...

IN BRIEF…..NEW HORIZONS EDITION

Ana Belaval, the multitalented “Around Town” reporter on Chicago’s “WGN Morning News,” is about to star in her own one-woman comedy show. “Reporting Live: I’m Ana Belaval” shares her personal story “on how facing ...

IN BRIEF…THE GEVERS EDITION

Two management hires at Scripps’s KMGH in Denver: Kirsten Boyd has been promoted to Assistant ND from her old job as executive producer. She’d held that position for the past six years. And David Klugh has been ...

BOTS IN THE NEWS

Could robots be helping write the news for KUSA (NBC) in Denver? According to a Denver area newspaper that could be the case. The TEGNA-owned TV station is using the services of a company ...

IN BRIEF….SWEEPS MOVES EDITION

Hearst’s WYFF in Greenville, SC has promoted Parella Lewis weekday morning weather anchor. She joined the station just last September to do weekend morning weather. Before Lewis joined WYFF, she spent 12 years forecasting ...

IN BRIEF….MAKING MOVES EDITION

Heather Janssen recently joined CBS-owned KOVR in Sacramento, CA as the station’s first full-time multimedia journalist. She moved north from Gray’s KOLD in Tucson, AZ, where she held the same title for the past ...

IN BRIEF….PRE-SWEEPS MOVES

Tegna’s KENS in San Antonio, TX, this week moved veteran anchor-reporter Sharon Ko into the anchor chair alongside Aaron Wright at 6 p.m. “Sharon is well known within this community and has connected with ...

IN BRIEF….COMINGS AND GOINGS EDITION

Meteorologist Madeline Evans has evidently replaced Reuben Contreras at Disney’s KFSN in Fresno, CA. The freelancer recently announced her arrival as Contreras’s presence disappeared from the stations website. She’s also worked in Norfolk and ...

IN BRIEF….NEW GIGS EDITION

Alanna Quillen has left behind Scripps’ WPTV and West Palm Beach after three years and headed for Dallas. She’s the new early AM reporter at NBCU’s KXAS back in her hometown. Before West Palm, ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING UP EDITION

Fox News Channel has re-upped National Correspondent Bryan Llenas to a new multiyear deal, Llenas, who’s been with FNC for since 2010, will continue to cover national breaking news based out of New York ...

IN BRIEF….NEW HORIZONS EDITION

Scripps’ KSHB in Kansas City, MO. Hayley Lewis as a new member of the station’s sports staff. The former Miss Tennessee most recently worked at Heartland-soon-to-be-Allen Media’s KEZI in Eugene, Oregon. She starts later ...

IN BRIEF….NEW HORIZONS EDITION

Longtime KXAS anchor Meredith Land is abandoning the late-evening anchor desk at the NBC-owned Dallas station for (sing along now) a better “work-life balance.” See the family? While she’s gone from the 10 pm ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING UP EDITION

Former Fusion host Alicia Menendez has been tapped as a weekend anchor at MSNBC. Menendez currently co-hosts “Amanpour & Company” on PBS. The announcement of her hiring took place Thursday on “Morning Joe,” probably ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING ON EDITION

Multimedia Journalist/Anchor Chris Costa is bringing his MMJ talents to Tegna’s KHOU in Houston, TX. He’s coming from sister station WCSH in Portland, ME where he spent two years. It’s not his first Texas ...

IN BRIEF…MOVING UP EDITION

Coming up later this month, Ashley Stroehlein will take over the weekend sports desk at Tegna;s WCNC in Charlotte, NC. She’s crossing the street after five years at Gray’s WBTV and presumably hang on ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING UP EDITION

Reporter Jerad Giottonini is headed for Nexstar’s KTVX in Salt Lake. He spent the past two and a half years at Tribune-soon-to-be-Tegna’s-by-way-of-Nexstar WHO in  Des Moines, IA. ———- Doing the prudent career move, Geoff ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING ON EDITION

Meteorologist Matt Jones is the new evening weather guesser  at Spectrum News in Milwaukee, WI. He coming to Wisconsin after two years at Gray’s KYTV in Springfield, Mo. He’s also worked at stations in ...

IN BRIEF….SAYONARA EDITION

It is six years and out for Cynné Simpson, soon-to-be former evening anchor at Fox-owned WAGA in Atlanta. She’s done a week from today. Her future? “I’ll be volunteering with humanitarian aid organizations around ...

CHANGES IN MILWAUKEE

WISN (ABC)  Meteorologist Lindsey Slater is moving to “WISN 12 News This Morning” weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., taking over for long-time WISN 12 News Meteorologist Sally Severson, who has decided to ...

OFF THE DESK

KRDO (ABC) anchor Shannon Brinias, the morning weekday host for the “Good Morning Colorado” news program, is no longer working as an on-screen anchor. Brinias still works at KRDO but in a different capacity. ...

CHICAGO METEOROLOGIST PREGNANT

WGN‘s Morgan Kolkmeyer took to social media Wednesday to make a big announcement-she’s expecting. Their baby is due in January of 2020. Kolkmeyer said she is about 16-weeks along, and that she will be ...