Occasionally, TVSpy stumbles across station marketing efforts that catch our eye, make us laugh, cry or live the spectrum of emotions that only video can deliver. Though this one was done in April, it’s the first time we’ve noticed it.
Patterson told TVSpy, “ I have been offered a great opportunity elsewhere and I look forward to getting started.” She added she would be able to give more detail “in the next few days.”
Before coming to WCNC in August 2010, Patterson worked at KENS in San Antonio, TX. She has also been a contestant on the CBS show “The Amazing Race.”
“Viewers will miss his sincere, no nonsense approach to his reporting. When people needed help, they knew they could turn to Don to resolve their consumer problems,” WSOC vice president and general manager Joe Pomilla said in a statement. “It has been my pleasure to work with Don and I admire him for his personal dedication to our community.”
Stoogenke, who has been reporting on civic and government issues for WSOC since 2006, will step into his new role in early September.
“Jason is passionate about helping people solve their problems, so when the opportunity to lead our Action 9 efforts became available, Jason was eager to get involved,” news director Julie Szulczewski said in a statement.
“This talented and trusted group of on-air talent is a further indication of the quality and depth of journalism experience that Al Jazeera America is attracting,” AJAM senior executive producer for news and special projects Bob Wheelock said in a statement. “Their previous work across the United States will help to ensure that our daily newscasts include objective reporting on the stories from around the block and around the globe that have a real impact on each American’s lives.”
Betz joins AJAM from WFAA in Dallas, where he has worked as a field reporter and fill-in anchor since 2004. Fogerty previously worked at WCCB in Charlotte, where she has worked for 10 years, most recently as anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast. Walters joins the network from WTOP News Radio. Until 2010, he was an anchor and senior investigative reporter at WJLA in Washington, D.C.
TVNewser has more on the hires.
“Geoff is a solid journalist and news leader with a proven track record of innovation in news gathering and content presentation. He is committed to our mission of serving our 22 counties in North and South Carolina and providing a voice for our communities,” VP-GM Karen Adams said in a statement. “Geoff is the perfect choice to lead FOX 46 Carolinas News.”
Roth comes from another Fox O&O, KRIV in Houston, where he was an executive producer. He has worked as a news director at KSEE and KMPH in Fresno, WFTX in Fort Myers, KSWB in San Diego, KSTU in Salt Lake City and WRIC in Richmond.
“Being able to build a next generation digital news operation from the ground up in a growing market like Charlotte is a unique opportunity,” Roth said. “I am looking forward to utilizing the latest technology across multiple platforms to keep our viewers constantly informed on relevant news of the day.”
WJZY in Charlotte will officially switch from a CW affiliate to a Fox affiliate on July 1.
“We have literally been counting down the days to this much anticipated affiliate switch. We look forward to serving all of our 22 counties with compelling content and our robust lineup, which includes FOX Network prime programming, NFL on FOX, and Nascar on FOX,” WJZY-WMYT vice president Karen Adams said in a statement.
The station announced the move on its facebook page saying, “We are so thankful for the amazing 8 years she has worked for our station. She will definitely be missed but we are proud of her and wish her nothing but continued success. Morgan will continue to serve as our news anchor through July.”
Fogarty started at WCCB in Februarty 2005 as a morning anchor. In 2011, she was named 10:00 p.m. anchor along with Israel Balderas who left the station last month. Before coming to WCCVB, On her facebook page, she told viewers she couldn’t comment on where she was going yet.
WCCB is set to lose its FOX affiliation and become a CW affiliate on July 1.
Bradshaw has been principal partner and chief director of photography for DejaView Media in Greensboro, N.C. since 2006. Before that, he was vice president of creative services for WGHP in Greensboro. The move reunites him with WJZY-WMYT general manager Karen Adams, who worked at WGHP until joining Fox earlier this year.
“His creativity, vision and drive will help build the platform for news and marketing innovations for the market we serve,” Adams said of Bradshaw in announcing the hire.
A station spokesperson confirmed the news with TVSpy, but would not comment on the reasons behind yesterday’s departure. The Charlotte Observer reported Balderas’ contract wasn’t up until later this year.
Both Abbattista and Grahl come from Fox O&Os. Abbattista, who will begin on April 29, was previously the local sales manager at Fox-owned WTTG in Washington, D.C. He has also worked at a previous Fox O&O, WBRC in Birmingham, as general sales manager.
“Jay has a proven track record of success, having worked in a variety of sales positions across many markets,” VP-GM Karen Adams said in a statement. “His drive and passion made him the ideal candidate; I am delighted to welcome him to our team.”
Grahl, who begins on April 22, has been the vice president finance for Fox’s Detroit O&O, WJBK, since 2008.
“My family and I are very excited to be moving to the Charlotte community; I can’t wait to begin working with the team at our duopoly stations,” Grahl said.