It was a windy (and expensive) morning on Friday for KECY, the Fox affiliate in Yuma. During Anna Chaulk and Eduardo Santiago‘s live shot from the Imperial Valley Mall, the lights blew over twice, leaving the pair in the dark.
Santiago was able to make a diving catch to save the light during the first hit, but the second time they blew over, they crashed audibly to the ground behind the camera. Chaulk, the station’s primary anchor, had to throw it back to the studio: “We’re gonna have to run because our light’s catching on fire,” she said. Watch:
Kelly has been news director of WBMA since 1996. During his tenure at the station, WBMA has won several awards, including one national and 22 regional Edward R. Murrow awards, five Southeastern Emmys and 108 Associated Press awards.
“Without Garry Kelly’s efforts over the past 18 years, ABC 33/40 would not be the successful station it is today,” WBMA president and general manager Mike Murphy said in a statement. “Garry is well-deserved of this recognition.”
McCall, who worked as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter during her five years at the ABC owned station, is leaving for a “higher-profile anchoring gig,” according to McGuff.
Ballmajó started at WSCV in October 2010 as host of the station’s morning show “Buenos Dias Miami.”
Tribune Broadcasting has named Devin Johnson SVP and Head of Digital Media.
“Devin has both the vision and the operational experience to help Tribune Broadcasting redefine how we serve our audience,” said Tribune’s president of Broadcast Media Larry Wert. “He is an innovative leader with a record of success and we look forward to having him back in the Tribune family.”
Johnson will be responsible for product development, social media, content, technology and digital sales strategy.
This will be his second stint with Tribune, having started his career with Tribune Interactive. He has also worked for NBC Universal and has served as COO for Studio One Networks. Lately he has been working as a consultant for Chicago start-ups.
He and his co-anchor Sade Baderinwa act out short scenes covering subjects in the news like the dangers of sugar and The Oscars.
Yesterday, he let viewers know he was putting his family cat down. He wanted everyone to know he was there for them because “We’re like family.”
TVSpy knows how hard it is to lose a family pet. But we’ve never seen one used to boost ratings.
“I’m so pleased to have someone of Sheila’s ability and reputation join us,” WKRC GM Jon Lawhead said in a statement. “Her work has always been outstanding and will take our group of stations to another promotional level.”
This will be Obermeyer’s second time with WKRC. She originally began working there in 1992, leaving in 2002 to work at cross-town rival ABC affiliate WCPO as creative services director. She has also worked at KOVR and KXTV in Sacramento, CA, and WKOW in Madison, WI.
“It is great to see Walter’s career go full circle and be back at the station where he first began,” said Nick Gardner, VP and director of sales of WNYW-WWOR. “Jim [Sweeney] is extremely passionate, intelligent and a creative thinker who has done a great job in his two years at the station.
Augustin has been the VP and regional sales manager for FOX owned Chicago station WFLD since 2011. While Sweeney was the national sales manager for WNYW-WWOR.
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