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Lolita Lopez Heading to NBC4 From NYC

NBC4 has hired Lolita Lopez as a general assignment reporter. Lopez, who starts her new role on Oct. 10, comes to NBC4 from WPIX-TV where she worked for a decade. During her time in New York City, Lopez was a general assignment reporter and weekend sports anchor.

“Lolita is a reporter with great versatility and passion,” Vickie Burns, vice president of news for NBC4 Los Angeles said in a statement. “From immigration issues and politics, to sports and lifestyle stories, Lolita is a skilled journalist who effectively can cover a broad spectrum of news beats.”

TVSpy points out that Lopez’s hiring comes on the heels of NBC4 receiving flack from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for the recent demotion or termination of their top Hispanic on-air talent.

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NBC4 Hires Craig Fiegener as Inland Empire Reporter

NBC4 has hired Craig Fiegener as an Inland Empire general assignment reporter.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist will work from the NBC4 Inland Empire Bureau and will cover stories within Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

“Craig is the perfect combination of broadcast and web journalist, who has been covering the Inland Empire since 2006,” said Vickie Burns, vice president of news at NBC4. “This, along with his award-winning on-air reporting experience, make him the perfect choice to spearhead the station’s Inland Empire coverage.”

Head over to TVSpy for more info on the hire of Fiegener.

NBC Stations Ready to Flip Switch on California Cable News Channel

Beginning Tuesday, May 3rd, the Peacock’s three California TV stations – KNBC Los Angeles, KNTV San Francisco, and KNSD San Diego – will debut a new, separate cable channel NBC California Nonstop.

The 24-hour California cable news stream will combine re-purposed and original content for three region-specific feeds. Among the new programs is “Nonstop News LA,” a 7 p.m nightly newscast to be anchored by Colleen Williams. Per the announcement:

“Having three television stations located in different parts of the state makes it possible for us to create the first channel dedicated to capturing the true essence of life in California,” said NBC4 LA vice president of news and content Vickie Burns. “California Nonstop will allow viewers to keep up with what’s happening in the state on both a local and regional level.”

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WNBC Launches Afternoon Live Local Lifestyle Show

lxtv.pngStarting in September, WNBC will introduce a new live, locally focused lifestyle show into its afternoon line up.

The show, “LX New York,” will be a one-hour lifestyle and entertainment show with three hosts, Sara Gore, Siafa Lewis and Michael Flocker.

You may recognize Gore from her current gig as anchor of weekly luxury lifestyle WNBC shows “First Look New York” and “Open House NYC,” which also frequently appear on taxicab TV. Gore also appears on “Weekend Today in New York” and has been on the “Today” show just this week.

Lewis is currently a correspondent on “First Look” and “Open House,” while Flocker is the author of the best-seller “The Metrosexual Guide to Style,” and the lifestyle managing editor of NBC’s Locals Only Web sites.

“We are thrilled to have Sara, Siafa and Michael host ‘LX New York’ and are confident that their chemistry and energetic personalities will be a winning formula on WNBC for this pioneering one of a kind show,” said Vickie Burns, NBC Local Media New York’s VP of content in a statement.

But will it be broadcast in cabs?

Len Berman Leaving WNBC

Berman_3.31.jpgIn another sea change involving New York television, (this one causing a pretty big wave) WNBC sportscaster Len Berman is leaving the station after 24 years.

No mention was made during or after his 6pm sportscast but the NYDaily News’ Richard Huff reports Berman sent a note to staff earlier today: “I’ve had a great run here at WNBC and will miss the talented people I’ve worked with over the years both on and off the air. I’m looking forward to the various media projects I’ll be involved with.”

Huff reports news director Vickie Burns sent an email to staff saying Berman had an “interest in pursuing different opportunities within the local sports arena. To that end, we have mutually agreed that the time is right for Len to take advantage of those opportunities.”

Berman joined WNBC in 1985.

Yesterday, Gawker reported on a “pervasive rumor” that the two main anchors at NBC’s two largest stations, WNBC and KNBC-Los Angeles, may be the next to depart.