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Kelly Cobiella Named NBC News London Correspondent

KellyCobiellaKelly Cobiella is joining NBC News as a network correspondent based in London, TVNewser has learned.

Cobiella has been London-based foreign correspondent for both ABC News and CBS News since moving to London in 2011. Most recently, she’s been freelancing for CBS News, but before that was on staff for ABC News. Before the move to London, Cobiella was a CBS News correspondent based in several bureaus including New York, Dallas, and Miami.

Cobiella joined CBS Newspath in 2003 and CBS News a year later.

> More: It’s official. NBC News SVP David Verdi‘s note to staff after the jump…

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Miguel Marquez Leaving ABC News

Miguel Marquez has parted ways with ABC News, TVNewser has learned.

An ABC spokesperson confirmed the departure saying “Miguel is an incredibly talented journalist and we wish him all the best.”

Marquez has been ABC’s London correspondent for the last three years. Before that he was in ABC’s Los Angeles bureau.

Last week, ABC announced it had hired former CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella to work from the London bureauy. Jeffrey Kofman is also London-based having moved from the Miami bureau last November.

Kelly Cobiella and Bazi Kanani Join ABC News

ABC News is on a talent hiring spree. In addition to two local news anchors from Chicago set to join the network, ABC News president Ben Sherwood has announced he is beefing up his international reporting staff with the hires of Kelly Cobiella, (left) formerly of CBS News and Bazi Kanani, (below) an anchor-reporter at KUSA in Denver.

As we reported last month, Cobiella left CBS News and moved to the U.K. where her husband is from. In a note to staff, Sherwood writes, Cobiella “is no stranger to ABC after many years with our affiliates in Miami and Grand Junction.” She’ll work out of ABC’s London bureau.

After learning the ABC ropes in New York, Kanani will move to Africa to be ABC’s correspondent in Nairobi. Kanani’s father is from Tanzania. Her mother was born in Kansas and raised in Colorado.

According to her KUSA bio, “Bazi” is a traditional tribal name, short for Baz’imana which means “Ask God.”

Sherwood’s note to the staff, which includes details on Ginger Zee who joins as meteorologist for weekend GMA, after the jump…

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Kelly Cobiella Leaves CBS … and the U.S.

CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella has gone and gotten married and she’s relocated to England, from where her husband hails.

Cobiella, a former anchor/reporter at WPLG in Miami, had been working out of South Florida and before that, New York, for CBS News reporting for the “Evening News” and the “Early Show.” She got married in April, her deal with CBS ran out in June, and a few weeks ago relocated to Hereford, U.K.

Cobiella, who joined CBS Newspath in 2003 and CBS News a year later, will be getting back into the news game soon, we hear.

In Oil Spill Coverage, Reporters See Their Profiles Raised

Gutman060910.jpg The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about television news reporters and contributors getting more airtime due to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stelter discusses CNN contributors Amber Lyon and Philippe Cousteau diving under the oil slick, and Jeff Corwin, who recently joined NBC News as its science & wildlife expert.

Then there is ABC News Radio’s Matt Gutman, whose work in the Gulf has not gone unnoticed:

Matt Gutman, a radio reporter for ABC News, is suddenly a high-profile reporter on television too, having filed nearly two dozen reports for ABC’s flagship “World News” since mid-May, according to The Tyndall Report, which tracks the content of evening newscasts.

“He most definitely does not have a face for radio, as the saying goes,” said Andrew Tyndall, who compiles the report.

And of course there are the efforts by Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, FNC’s Steve Harrigan and Kris Gutierrez and Kelly Cobiella and Mark Strassmann from CBS News. Strassmann in particular has been present:

Mr. Strassmann, for instance, has filed about 38 reports for the “CBS Evening News” since the spill started, according to The Tyndall Report, almost as many as he filed in the previous 12 months combined.

TVNewsers Heading To Haiti

haitimap_1-13.jpgContinually Updated: We’ll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake.

Anderson Cooper is the first anchor on the ground and is already reporting.

CBS “Evening News” and NBC “Nightly News” are planning to broadcast from the region tonight. Katie Couric arrived in Santo Domingo just before 12pmET, and in Port-au-Prince at 2:30pmET.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer heads there from Afghanistan, so she likely won’t be on air from Haiti until tomorrow.

FNC WH correspondent Wendell Goler was first on Hispaniola because…he was already there. Goler was on vacation in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake struck. He reported for “FOX Report” via phone last evening.

At 2:54pmET, Brian Williams did a live phone interview from Haiti. We’ve also learned that “Nightly News” will be one hour tonight.

On Thursday, Sawyer will anchor “World News” and Robin Roberts will anchor “GMA” from Haiti. George Stephanopoulos will anchor “World News” this evening from New York, which is as previously scheduled due to Sawyer’s Afghanistan trip.

Couric will anchor an hour-long broadcast of “Evening News” for CBS this evening.

ABC “World News” will also be one hour.

> Wednesday Evening Additions: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will head down during the day Thursday and will host “On the Record” from Miami Thursday night.

The ABC’s of Hurricane Season

Over a 36-hour period this weekend the first three named storms of the 2009 hurricane season formed — Ana, Bill and Claudette. It was the third storm, Claudette, that was first to make landfall just after midnight. ABC sent Jeffrey Kofman to the Florida panhandle for coverage, The Today show used The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore in St. George Island, FL, and CBS had Kelly Cobiella in Miami for The Early Show.

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The A and B storms, Ana and Bill, are still out in the Atlantic, meaning there will be several more days and weeks of Hurricane coverage ahead of us.