Category: Short Takes

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 ...

IN BRIEF….CH-CH-CHANGES EDITION

Jonathan McCall is the new weekend anchor-reporter at Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar’s WDAF in Kansas City, MO as a weekend anchor and reporter. McCall will pull double duty, anchoring both weekend mornings and weekend nights. He previously ...

IN BRIEF….NEW HORIZONS EDITION

Caitlin Lockerbie has moved on from Nexstar-soon-to-be-Tegna’s WATN  in Memphis to already-Tegna WTSP in Tampa where she is the new  morning anchor. She’d been in Memphis for just over three years and worked in ...

IN BRIEF….ON THE MOVE EDITION

Kristen Powers took a significant leap to become a reporter for “Good Morning Washington” at Sinclair’s WJLA in Washington DC. Powers previously worked for 2 ½ years as a news reporter/anchor for sister station ...

POLITICAL SEASON ALREADY?

Lester Holt and four of his NBC News colleagues will share moderating duties for the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights ...

IN-BRIEF….THE GEVERS EDITION

Longtime newsman Marc Weiner is the new director of professional development for CBS News. He’s a former ND in Las Vegas, Raleigh, and Santa Maria, CA, held management jobs in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Minneapolis and ...

IN BRIEF….THE MMJ EDITION

Claudia Simonés has joined Telemundo’s WSTS in San Jose, CA  as a weekend reporter. She’ll also be a multimedia journalist for “Noticiero Telemundo 48” weekdays. Simonés previously worked as an MMJ at Univision affiliates ...

POLICE RAID REPORTER UPDATE

A San Francisco journalist whose equipment was seized in a police raid will get back his property, a police attorney said Tuesday at a court hearing, but that did not resolve larger issues surrounding the conduct ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING UP EDITION

Liz Burch is taking her enterprise reporting reputation to Tegna’s WTSP in Tampa, FL, as a Monday-through-Friday nightside reporter. She will make the move from Sinclair’s WLOS in Asheville, NC where, for the past ...

IN BRIEF….ON THE MOVE EDITION

Jason Disharoon is the newest member of the weather team at Tegna’s KARE in Minneapolis, MN. He’s coming to the Great White North from New Orleans, LA and Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar’s WGNO. In fact, he visited ...

IN BRIEF….THE GEVERS EDITION

Valerie Butler Guyton is the new Assistant News Director for NBCs KXAS in Dallas/Ft. Worth. She most recently was an EP for WXIA in Atlanta. She’s also worked for another Atlanta station, two stations in ...

BABY GENDER REVEAL

KHOU (CBS) H-Town Rush, Morning show is getting another member of crew. No, not KPRC 2 feature reporter Ruben Galvan who Blogger Mike Mcgruff  announced.   Anchor Lisa Hernandez surprised her KHOU morning team as she not only ...

IN BRIEF…MOVING UP EDITION

Laura Harris gets a move up to co-anchor of the early morning newscasts at NBC-owned KXAS in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Harris replaces Marc Fein, whose contract wasn’t renewed. Harris came to the station last summer ...

SPRING STORMS

Ah, Spring across the SW/SE can only mean one thing: Severe Weather. Forecasters in Dallas-Fort Worth started warning this past weekend of potential “hail the size of baseballs”, prompting events and flights to be ...

IN BRIEF….NEW HORIZONS EDITION

Christina Coleman, lately of Tegna’s KSDK in St.Louis, is moving to the Left Coast to become Fox News Channel’s newest Los Angeles-based correspondent. Coleman served as an anchor and lead night beat reporter for ...

THINGS ARE CHANGING IN WYOMING

Casper Wyoming’s TV landscape became a bit less familiar after KCWY (NBC)  introduced its new news format. KCWY’s corporate parent, Atlanta-based Gray Television, announced in January it would reduce its Casper news production and ...

DANCING CAMEL

So, this is a couple weeks old but worth a mention, a ‘dancing camel’ caught on tape. Yep, this camel’s got moves. In a scene that could only play out in Florida, a camel ...

IN BRIEF…..THE GEVERS EDITION

Vicki Bradley is the new morning EP for WTXL in Tallahassee. That’s the Scripps owned station in Florida’s capital city. She’s a former ND in Tyler, TX, and has worked for two stations in the Greensboro-High ...

IN BRIEF….MOVING ON EDITION

Forecaster Beth McLeod is back on the Cleveland airwaves. After departing then-Raycom’s WOIO last fall for a freelance Detroit position, she turned up at Fox-owned WJW last week. She’d been commuting to Detroit for ...

IN BRIEF….NEW HORIZONS EDITION

Kathy Stone heads south to become the new Assistant News Director at Nexstar’s WKRN in Nashville. She’s spent the last 20 years at Cordillera’s (soon to be Scripps’) WLEX in Lexington, KY, most recently as ...

MARDI GRAS GAME OF THROWS

If you’ve spent anytime along the Gulf Coast you know Mardi Gras is a rather big deal. And, the stations spend a lot of time training for those endless parades and beads sailing through ...

IN BRIEF…..MOVING UP EDITION

Telemundo’s KDEN in Denver put Rosy Zugasti in its main co-anchor chair permanently. She’s been filling in since November following the departure of Pamela Padilla. Zugasti started with the station three years ago as ...

IN BRIEF….ON THE MOVE EDITION

Tribune’s WDAF in Kansas City has hired Harold Kuntz  as another sports anchor. He’ll start later this winter. Kuntz is currently a sports anchor and reporter at Griffin’s KOTV in Tulsa. ————- Nekia Nichelle, ...