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WNBC’s Tom Llamas Shifts to Reporting

Tom Llamas, who joined WNBC New York from Miami’s NBC6 in 2009, is moving on from the noon news telecast to take on more reporting duties. Tuned In (edited by former FishbowlNY co-editor and all around good guy, Jerry Barmash) reports that Llamas had been in talks with WNBC for months about landing him a bigger role with I Team, the station’s investigative unit.

“I don’t know if any other television journalist on the planet has that type of opportunity,” Llamas told Tuned In. “So I’m really looking forward to it.”

Taking Llamas’ spot as a noon co-anchor will be Rob Schmitt, who joins WNBC from LA’s KCBS/KCAL.

Llamas will continue to co-anchor the 5 pm news telecast.

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Peter Thiele to Leave WNYM

Peter Thiele, the programming director at WNYM/970 AM The Answer and WMCA/570 AM, is stepping aside. Tuned In, the new TV media blog from FishbowlNY’s former co-editor Jerry Barmash, reports that Thiele is moving to Texas to start a consulting firm.

Thiele had been the programming director for WNYM and WMCA for the past five years. He told Tuned In, “This has been such a great experience. I would not change it for the world. Time to slow things down.”

For more on this story, head over to Tuned In.

FishbowlNY Hires Former TheWrap Media Reporter Alexander C. Kaufman

We have some exciting internal news to share on this Friday afternoon involving our sister site FishbowlNY.

Two weeks after co-editor Jerry Barmash accepted a TV reporter job with the New York Daily News and bid farewell to Mediabistro readers, his replacement has been confirmed. Starting Monday, April 15 as co-editor alongside Chris O’Shea will be former TheWrap media reporter Alexander C. Kaufman.

“I interviewed with a couple of other companies,” Kaufman tells us this afternoon via telephone from Boston. “I’m really excited to be joining Mediabistro and look forward to helping continue to grow the FishbowlNY brand.” Kaufman, a native of Long Island, will be based in New York.

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Howard Stringer Still Treasures the Memory of His Lunches with Johnny Carson

What better place for Sir Howard Stringer to reminisce about the great Johnny Carson than the annual Giants of Broadcasting event?

The chairman of Sony’s board was feted at yesterday’s 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside Norman Lear, Ted Turner, Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Eric Farber, George Beasley and – posthumously – Don Cornelius and Andy Rooney. Our FishbowlNY colleague Jerry Barmash was able to grab a few minutes with Stringer, who recalled a great fringe benefit of helping orchestrate the successful CBS pursuit of David Letterman:

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Former KNBC Reporter Andy Adler Tipped for Lakers Double Duty

Our colleague Jerry Barmash at FishbowlNY has the scoop today on the latest broadcast name to hitch a ride with the Los Angeles Lakers. Beginning October 1, former NBC Southern California and WNYW Channel 5 sports reporter Andy Adler (pictured) will anchor LA Lakers coverage on Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet as that network’s in-studio game broadcast host.

And because Adler is fluent in Spanish, she will – get this – be switching back and forth during Lakers game days to also anchor Spanish-language coverage on Time Warner Cable Deportes. From Barmash’s report:

Making this project extra special for Adler is the chance to speak Spanish to viewers on a local station dedicated to sports. “Nothing like that has really ever been done,” Adler admits. “It’s just cool.”

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Welcome to Los Angeles, Lolita Lopez

FishbowlNY’s Jerry Barmash spoke exclusively to anchor Lolita Lopez, who starts Monday as a general assignment reporter for NBC4:

Once KNBC offered Lopez a full-time reporter position, she discussed it with her husband and young daughter, but was a no brainer.

“Let’s do it,” Lopez recalls. “I’m 35, still relatively young… I just thought it was a good opportunity if I was going to try something new and completely different to do it now.”

In the end, Lopez and KNBC had a marriage, but not before feelers went out to many other stations, including several in New York. Lopez also had possible opportunities at networks.

“When I sat down and thought of what I wanted to do, I liked the fact of being in a city,” Lopez says. “I like what I was able to do in New York, I hope, which was be a part of the city.”

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