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Bert Case Reportedly Leaving WLBT Just Short of 40 Year Anniversary

bert_case_croppedBert Case, longtime reporter and anchor for Jackson, MS, NBC affiliate WLBT, is leaving the station just months shy of his 40th anniversary, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

The Clarion-Ledger said Case has been asked to retire on January 31.

But the station’s GM disagreed. “It’s his choice,” WLBT GM Dan Modisett, told the paper which also wrote “State Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, said the decision seems misguided.”

“Bert is an institution in this state,” said Horhn. “He is a much beloved newscaster who has been so much a part of the success of WLBT. I can’t imagine the station without his voice.”

Case started working in Mississippi in 1965 as news director and anchor for WJTV and WAPT in Jackson. He started at WLBT in May 1974. He has worked as news director twice between 1981 and 1986. He has been an anchor and reporter since 1986.

Telemundo Wisconsin Adds Sandra Torres as Anchor

torres_croppedSandra Torres has joined Telemundo Wisconsin as co-anchor for the 10:00 p.m. news.

Torres told TVSpy she will continue reporting for Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT. Both WDJT and Telemundo Wisconsin are owned by Weigel Broadcasting and share news resources.

Torres has worked at WDJT since June 2012. She started her career at Telemundo Chicago and has also worked for WMAQ in Chicago as a content producer.

Susan Roberts Out at WPRI

wpri_roberts_croppedSusan Roberts, anchor for WPRI is no longer with the Providence CBS affiliate.

WPRI news director Karen Rezendes told TVSpy, “The station wishes her the best in her future endeavors.”

Before coming to WPRI in January 2011, Roberts worked for CBS Newspath. She has also worked at WJLA in Washington, D.C., KATV in Little Rock, AR, WWL and WDSU in New Orleans.

[Providence Journal]

Fired Wichita Anchor Spoofs His Own Firing in ‘Anchorman’ Send-Up


Now that the has extra time on his hands, Justin Kraemer has unveiled a video spoofing his firing from Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW.

Kraemer re-enacted the pivotal scene in the first “Anchorman” movie when Ron Burgundy famously told San Diego what to do with its collective self.

The video features various celebrity Wichitans…Wichitonians…Wichitaters…residents of Wichita and the voice of uber-anchor Bill Kurtis.

He tweeted the video out explaining what he did with the lemons life handed him with a link to the video:

WLS Sends Injured Anchor ‘Get Well Wishes’

WLS_01-09-2014_16.18.49During yesterday’s 4:00 p.m. news on Chicago’s WLS, Linda Yu‘s co-anchor Alan Krashesky updated viewers on Yu’s condition.

“We did talk to her this afternoon. She’s in good spirits,” said the anchor for the ABC owned station. “She’s actually grateful for all your good wishes, the messages you’ve been sending. We do hope to have her back as soon as she recovers from her surgery.”

Krashesky said Yu will soon undergo a second surgery after breaking her left leg in a traffic accident last weekend.

Kathy Brock, who was filling in for Yu at 4:00 p.m. added, “And the really good news about this if there is any good news, she broke her leg in Florida.”

Chicago Anchor Recovering from Accident

linda-yu-304WLS is giving anchor Linda Yu time to recover from surgery.

According to Chicago media writer Robert Feder, the anchor for the ABC owned station may have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Feder writes Yu “was out of town when the accident happened, according to colleagues at WLS-Channel 7.”

>UPDATE: Yu posted a message to viewers on her facebook page.

Yu anchors the station’s 4:00 p.m. newscast alongside Alan Krashesky.

Hollani Davis to Join WPTV as Anchor

Hollani-DavisHollani Davis is joining West Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV as a news and traffic anchor.

WPTV station manager Lloyd Bucher told TVSpy Davis starts January 20.

“I am leaving behind a lot of friends and people who are like family,” Davis told The Roanoke Times.

Davis comes from WDBJ in Roanoke, VA, where she was the 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. anchor. She started at WDBJ in 2006 after working at KTXS in Abilene, TX.

Rochester Station Shifting Main Anchor Team to Sunday Nights

wroc_anchorteam_croppedRochester’s WROC has changed how it looks at the weekly programming schedule.

According to The Democrat and Chronicle, the CBS affiliate said it’s shifting its main anchor team from the usual Monday to Friday schedule to Sunday through Thursday in hopes of taking advantage of the big numbers CBS sees on Sunday nights.

“More people watch TV on Sunday evening than any other night of the week,” said managing editor and anchor Kevin Doran in a statement. “It is our responsibility to present the news when viewers want to see it.”

Doran and Maureen McGuire will continue to anchor along with chief meteorologist Scott Hetsko and sports director John Kucko.

Friday night’s news will be anchored by Ashley Zilka with meteorologist Stacey Pensgen and sports anchor Thad Brown.

WOOD Changing Anchors at 11:00 PM

shaw_wood_croppedSusan Shaw is being replaced by Marlee Ginter on the WOOD 11:00 p.m. news

According to MLive.com, Shaw is reducing her workload on to spend more time with her family.

“I’m thrilled to be making this schedule change and, more importantly, my family is too,” Shaw told MLive. “I’ll have the opportunity to report more through the day in addition to all my anchoring duties and still be home with my family at night.”

Shaw, who started at the Grand Rapids, MI, NBC affiliate in 1994, will stay on as the anchor for 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 pm. and will also begin anchoring the Noon news starting today.

Teresa Quevedo Out at KMEX

Media Moves is reporting Teresa Quevedo is no longer working for Los Angeles Univision owned station KMEX.

Quevedo posted the news on her facebook page as well as tweeting it:

Quevedo has anchored at KMEX since 1997. Media Moves reports, in 2011 Quevedo was replaced at 11:00 p.m. by Felicidad Aveleyra.

She worked at KMEX once before from 1991 until 1993. She has also worked at Telemundo station KVEA and Dallas Univision station KUVN.

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