“I always knew this day would come, and I’m sad but I’m happy, too,” Donna Britt, Sells’ co-anchor, said during the 6 p.m. newscast yesterday. “George, the man who sat next to me for a quarter-century, is retiring at the end of this month.”
After 20 years working at KXTV in Sacramento, anchor-reporter Sharon Ito is stepping away from the news business to focus on raising the 11-year-old daughter she has with her husband, KXTV reporter George Warren.
Ito, who grew up in the Sacramento area, first started with KXTV in 1985 as a reporter and producer. After leaving KXTV in 1990 for a job at KCAL in Los Angeles, she returned to the ABC-affiliate in 1996.
“It’s been wonderful being a part of the News10 family all these years,” Ito said in a statement. “But of course, closest to my heart is raising our 11-year-old daughter here in Sacramento, the place I love. It’s so true, there are stages in life and a break just feels right.” Read more
“A big thank you to all of you for sharing my life, and for making me a part of yours,” Smith said in an emotional goodbye on her last newscast Sunday evening.
Smith, who has also worked as a weekend anchor, morning anchor and reporter during her time at KTVX, is joining the University of Utah. Watch her goodbye inside… Read more
Pence joined the Lexington NBC-affiliate in 2008 as a reporter and was promoted to morning c0-anchor in 2009. At WTHR, she will anchor the weekend morning newscasts and report during the week.
Pence, an Indiana native, told the Herald-Leader that WTHR, the NBC-affiliate in Indianapolis, was her “dream station.”
Johnson was named president and chief executive at the Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau this morning, according to the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He will take over in June.
Johnson has anchored the evening newscasts at WDAZ since 2010. He spent the majority of his career at KVLY, the NBC-affiliate in Fargo, where he held a variety of roles including anchor, news director and general manager.
“I’m going to call you every morning at 3:30,” McCann’s morning co-anchor Dayna Roselli joked during KLAS’s a.m. show on Friday.
Kuperstein, who has been with WTVJ since 2005, has transitioned to the news desk over the last several months while serving as the station’s weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter. For the past six years, he has also co-hosted WTVJ’s Sunday night sports show.
“This is an incredible honor for me,” Kuperstein said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to come into our viewers’ homes in this new role and look forward to informing and serving the South Florida community for many years.” Read more
Voetsch, who anchors the morning and 9 a.m. newscasts at the Toledo CBS-affiliate, began having health problems in November after she had a virus that severely lowered the functionality of her heart, according to the station.
“We wanted to let you know that she’s going to be taking an extended break from WTOL to make sure she’s 100 percent healthy,” Chris Vickers told viewers on Tuesday. “The good news is she does continue to improve every day and this break is exactly what her doctors think she needs to fully recover.” Read more
“I announced today at the station that after many great years at KVUE, reporting to the wonderful people of Austin on things that I hope have been very important to them, I’ve decided to take some much needed time off, and explore some other opportunities,” Gale wrote.
Gale, who also anchors the noon newscast, has been morning anchor at the ABC-affiliate for more than 10 years. Her last day will be sometime in mid-June, news director Frank Volpicella tells CultureMap Austin.