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This week, WPBF is hiring a news producer, and WFLA needs a news director. Meanwhile, KCTS is seeking a president and CEO, and WEAU is on the hunt for an anchor. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.
- News Producer WPBF (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
- News Director WFLA (Tampa, FL)
- President and CEO KCTS (Seattle, WA)
- Anchor WEAU (Eau Claire, WI)
- Multimedia Journalist CITN (George Town, Cayman Islands)
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Gray Television is shutting down TV3 in Winchester, effective immediately. Reporter Alyssa Raymond tweeted a picture of the meeting where the news was announced:
— Alyssa Raymond (@AlyssaRaymond) December 5, 2013
Several other reporters wrote about the shutdown on their social media accounts. “It’s hard to say this, but TV3 is now closed so I will no longer be reporting in the area. I’m so grateful for the contacts and relationships I’ve formed here, and I will never forget the friendships I’ve made,” Hattie Cheek wrote on her Facebook page.
“I’ve only been with the station for three months, but in my time here I’ve learned so much and met so many great people,” Lindsay Cobb wrote. “Winchester and the people of the Northern Valley are very special and I’m so glad I had the chance to work here.”
TV3 is the ABC affiliate in Winchester, Va. It operates as a cable-only outlet and can also be seen on a digital subchannel of WHSV, Gray Television’s ABC affiliate for Harrisonburg, Va.
It is not known how many people are affected by the shutdown.
>Update: Statement from TV3 is after the jump. Read more
Aereo is expanding to the Baltimore metropolitan area. Beginning December 16, the streaming television service will be available to viewers in 11 central Maryland counties.
“From the Inner Harbor to the Eastern Shore, the Baltimore metropolitan region is a growing and dynamic community and we’re excited to be launching there next,” Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia said in a statement. “…Our technology is a more simple, elegant and easy way to watch television – the way it should be.”
Aereo is available in more than 25 cities across the country, including New York, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Chicago and Philadelphia.
A KSTP crew was involved in a highway crash in while covering road conditions during a winter storm (video above). There were no injuries in the accident, which happened Wednesday morning on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.
“We only had a few scratches on our silver Honda pilot,” reporter Todd Wilson, who was in the car with photographer Adam Stevens, said on KSTP’s evening newscast Wednesday. “We came out of it unhurt, but it shows the importance of driving slowly and staying aware.”
Video of the KSTP crash was on both “Good Morning America” and “Today” this morning.
Alexandra Carter is joining KETK in Tyler, Texas as a reporter. Previously, she was a reporter and weekend producer at KXII in Sherman, Texas.
Carolyn Callahan jumps 74 markets as she joins WIS in Columbia, S.C. from WABI in Bangor, Maine.
To report a move, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “On the Move.”
“Chris is a talented storyteller, skilled at generating high-impact stories. He has won many regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for outstanding journalism,” KDVR vice president of news Ed Kosowski wrote in a note to station staffers. “…Please welcome Chris when he arrives here Monday.”
Before KIRO, Halsne was the lead investigative reporter and special projects unit manager at KWTV, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City. He has also worked at stations in Topeka, Joplin, Ft. Myers and Grand Rapids.
“Kelcey comes to FOX 9 News with a passion for journalism and storytelling. This combined with her Midwest roots make her the ideal fit for this role,” KMSP vice president and general manager Carol Rueppel said in a statement.
Hartford-New Haven stations are being cautious about broadcasting the audio from the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting 911 tapes, which were released at 2pmET today after a lengthy court battle.
CBS affiliate WFSB, which said earlier this week it would honor Newtown’s request to stay away on the first anniversary of the shooting, announced on Facebook it would not air the audio of the 911 calls. Same for NBC owned WVIT, which is consistent with the policy NBC News has announced.
“As part of NBC Connecticut’s commitment to treat every story with care and compassion, we have decided NOT to air the 911 calls,” WVIT wrote on Facebook. “Our team of reporters will carefully review them after they are released, but we will not play the recordings on air.”
On the noon newscast today, ABC affiliate WTNH said they plan to “select only non-graphic portions of the tapes for broadcast,” noting anyone who wants to hear the full 911 audio can go to the station’s website.
Brian Sather has been named president and general manager of KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines. It is a move within Hearst for Sather, who has been GM of KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith, Ark. since 2010.
“Brian has a strong understanding of the local television business and a proven track record of success at our stations in Ft. Smith/Fayetteville and Omaha,” Hearst Television CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement. “He will do an excellent job in leading KCCI and building upon the outstanding foundation developed by Paul.”
Before joining KHBS-KHOG, Sather spent 13 years at KETV, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Omaha. He began as national sales manager, then became local sales manager and general sales manager.
More from Hearst after the jump. Read more
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