Category: Switching Stations

GETTING CLOSER TO HOME

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Gunkel said goodbye to  Nexstar duopoly WVLA/WGMB in Baton Rouge after 14 years to get back to his home state of Wisconsin. Gunkel will do weather reports on Milwaukee’s Spectrum News ...

BACK TO ORLANDO

Just six months after taking over the morning anchor desk at Nexstar’s KTVI in St. Louis, John Brown hit the exit and returned this week to Orlando and FOX O&O WOFL. http:// Brown spent ...

A NEW EP IN TOWN

Phil Landeros has moved south from Meredith’s WGCL (where the revolving door turns) to become the new Executive Producer at Graham Media’s WKMG. It is a return to the Orlando market for Landeros, who ...

A SIN CITY HIRE

Telemundo’s KBLR has hired Fernando Renterἰa as its newest MMJ. He’s coming to the station after spending two years across the street as a reporter at Entravision local station Univision Nevada. The native of ...

WHAT IS IT ABOUT WICHITA?

Jessica Crawford has joined Lockwood’s KAKE in Wichita, KS as an anchor and investigative reporter. Crawford previously worked at Sinclair’s KFDM in Beaumont, TX for six years, most recently serving as weekend anchor. She ...

UP TO BIG D

San Antonio’s loss is Dallas’ gain as Jairo Lozano takes on an MMJ position at Univision’s KUVN in DFW. Lozano spent the past three years at Telemundo’s KVDA in SATX, starting out as a ...

BUREAU BOUND

Tegna’s KING in Seattle, WA has found itself a chief for its Tacoma bureau. Newly-arrived reporter Christin Ayers got the nod. We told you a couple of months back that she had hit the ...

FROM SB TO KC

Nexstar’s WDAF In Kansas City, MO has hired Alex Countee as a fifth member of the station’s weather team. Countee will be the meteorologist for the weekend morning shift and report three days a ...

LONE STAR STATE BOUND

Caroline Vandergriff is moving back to her hometown, joining CBS o&o KTVT in Dallas from Sinclair’s KOKH in Oklahoma City. She’s been reporting at the station for the past two years. She’ll be a ...

GO EAST, YOUNG MAN

Meteorologist Chester Lampkin is leaving his native St. Louis and Tegna’s KSDK to take on a new job as a sister station. After two years at the “Today in St. Louis” morning weather desk, ...

BACK TO THE ISLAND

It’s buh-bye Atlanta and hello Puerto Rico for Amanda Ramírez, who is joining the “Edición Digital – Puerto Rico” news team at Univision WOLE as a multimedia journalist. She’ll also do reporting for Univision’s ...

ON TO THE SUPERSTATION

Hannah Welker joins Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar’s WGN in Chicago as “Around Town Reporter”. Hannah comes from WCNC, the Tegna station in Charlotte, NC where she was the weekday morning feature reporter. “Hannah is a creative story ...

NEW ENGLAND-BOUND

Akemi Harrison, who’s been the 11:00 PM executive producer for WPXI in Pittsburgh is leaving that Cox Media station to become Assistant News Director for WVIT in Hartford/New Haven, CT, the NBC owned station ...

A SHORT ANNOUNCEMENT

Anchor Alexandra Lewis is leaving Tribune-soon-to-be-Nexstar-or-is-it-maybe-Fox’s KCPQ in Seattle, WA. for Tegna’s KUSA in Denver. Sometimes God blesses you with an opportunity of a lifetime. I’m beyond proud to be joining the legendary KUSA ...

NEW CHIEF MET IN MOBILE

Nexstar’s WKRG in Mobile, AL has namedEd Bloodsworth as the station’s new chief meteorologist. Finding him was exhausting.“After an exhaustive nation-wide search, we are fortunate to have Ed join WKRG and lead our team ...

STAYING IN-STATE

Dan Schrack is moving north from his present location to Sinclair-operated *wink wink* WHAM in Rochester, N.Y. For the past two years, he’s been am anchor and reporter at  Lilly Broadcasting’s WENY in Elmira, ...

CAROLINA-BOUND

Three and a half years after he arrived at Tegna’s WBIR, anchor-reporter Brandon Bates is leaving Knoxville, TN for a full-time job in the Piedmont. “My time in Knoxville is coming to an end. ...

BACK IN NEW ENGLAND

Caitlin Burchill is the newest general assignment reporter at NBC-owned WVIT in Hartford, New Haven, CT. She returns to New England from Bonneville flagship KSL in Salt Lake City, UT. Before that, she worked ...

HEADING UP THE INTERSTATE

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh-Durham, NC is bringing in Mark Boyle as an anchor/reporter. Boyle’s been an investigative reporter and anchor at Tegna’s WCNC in Charlotte, NC for the past 4+ years. Before that, ...

BACK TO GEORGIA

Kristen Holloway moves to her hometown of Atlanta as a general assignment reporter for Cox-owned WSB. She spent just over two years at Tribune’s WREG in Memphis where she was a weekend anchor and ...

A CHICAGO HOMECOMING

It’s back home for Lauren Stauffer, who starts next month as managing editor at NBC-owned WMAQ. She began her career interning at Disney’s WLS and she is a Chicago native. Stauffer, a native of ...

WBBM ADDS TO REPORTING CORPS

Tara Molina started this week at WBBM, Chicago’s CBS O&O. Molina came to Chicago from Cleveland and Scripps’ WEWS where she specialized in something the consultants apparently dubbed “topical investigative reporting,” which sounds a ...

LA-BOUND

Down Houston way, blogger Mike McGuff reports that former KPRC 4pm anchor Sara Donchey is headed for Los Angeles and CBS-owned KCBS-KCAL. Donchey went on maternity leave last August and never returned to the ...

MOVING CLOSER TO HOME

After a couple of years in N’Awlins, anchor Natalie Shepherd is headed back north. Shepherd is the incoming anchor for the 5 and 10 pm newscasts at WDJT, the Weigel Broadcasting station in Milwaukee, ...

STICKING WITH TEGNA

Stephen Ostrosky is leaving one Tegna station for another. Currently the dayside executive producer for WVEC in Norfolk, Ostrosky is headed to Tegna’s WHAS in Louisville where he will be the assistant news director. WHAS ...

JUMPING TIME ZONES

Karen Van Vleck is joining Scripps’ WEWS in Cleveland, moving cross-country all the way from Phoenix, where she was the Senior EP at Meredith’s KTVK-KPHO.   She’s also worked in Seattle and Portland, OR.

COUNT HER GONE

After four years, anchor/reporter Shevaun Bryan said goodbye to viewers of Huntsville’s WHNT. She’s headed for Tribune sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City, OK In moving, she switches from anchoring weekends in Huntsville to ...

TAKING THE LEAP (VIRTUALLY)

Diane Irving, who evidently self-identifies as an avatar, will be the first news director for startup cable news operation Spectrum News Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. She’s spent the last 23 years working for Milwaukee’s WTMJ in ...

MMJ CUTS KAKE TODAY

After four years, MMJ Monica Castro wraps it up at Lockwood’s KAKE in Wichita today. She’s headed for Dayton, OH, where she evidently will set the camera aside and become a reporter for Cox-owned ...

NPG PROMOTES FROM WITHIN

RON KELLER gets promoted within News Press & Gazette to become ND for KION in Salinas/Monterey, CA. Ron’s been the Assistant ND for NPG’s KEYT/KCOY/KKFX  in Santa Barbara, CA. Ron replaces DEB MONROE at KION: she ...

BACK TO THE APPLE

Two years after she left the weather desk and the entertainment beat behind, Victoria Sosa is returning to WNJU Telemundo 47 in New York. She’ll be the new co-host of weekday morning entertainment and ...