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Meteorologist Matt Meister Leaving KRDO

matt meisterChief meteorologist Matt Meister is signing off from KRDO to become the director of communications for Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs.

“All of us at KRDO NewsChannel 13 are proud of Matt’s career growth since he began working here,” KRDO general manager Tim Larson said in a statement. “We wish him well in this career change that affords Matt a more traditional schedule and allows him to spend more time with his family.”

Meister has worked at the Colorado Springs ABC affiliate for 12 years. He will officially sign off in May.

“I wish this station and my colleagues continued success and I know they will perform to the highest level as they did during the recent fires and floods,” Meister said in a statement. “I will cherish the friendships that I made and the time I spent here.”

Katie Killen Joins KKTV in Colorado Springs

Katie Killen has joined KKTV, the CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs, as the morning co-anchor. Killen’s first day on the air was March 14.

Killen joins KKTV from WCNC in Charlotte, where she has been a reporter on the morning and midday newscasts since 2012. Before WCNC, she worked at WLOS in Asheville, N.C. and TV3 in Winchester, Va.

 

KOAA Adds Valerie Abati as Meteorologist

abati_croppedColorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA has announced the addition of Valerie Abati as meteorologist.

Abati will work on the Noon, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. shows.

“Not only am I excited to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer,” Abati said in a statement. “But I’m looking forward to being in an active weather region that will constantly keep me on my toes forecasting.”

Before coming to KOAA, Abati worked at KSBW in Salinas, CA. She also worked as program director for the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. Abati spent eight years in Cincinnati, working for WXIX and WLWT.

Eric Singer Out at Colorado Springs ABC Station

eric-singer-jpgLongtime reporter Eric Singer is no longer working for Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO, reports The Gazette.

Singer wrote on his facebook page, “Hello FB Friends. I wanted you to be among the first to know that I no longer work at KRDO-TV. The station has chosen to go in a different direction.”

According to his bio, Singer has reported and anchored the news in Southern Colorado for more than twenty years.

Wichita Anchor Who Dropped F-Bomb Doesn’t Get New Job Over Station’s Fear of Publicity

justin kraemer_304x200Justin Kraemer, the Wichita anchor who was fired from NBC affiliate KSNW after dropping an F-Bomb in the final seconds of a broadcast, is still looking for a job.

He told The Wichita Eagle he was close to signing with Colorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA when the story about his on-air gaffe broke.

He said KOAA told him the deal was off Thursday morning. “The conversation was very clinical and professional, and they informed me that this got a lot more attention than anyone could have possibly imagined when everything got started,” Kraemer told The Eagle. “They’re in a difficult situation because they don’t want to get national or global publicity just for making a reporter hire.”

“It’s been a difficult week,” said Kraemer who told The Eagle he’s not sure what he will do now. “The only thing that’s gotten me through it is the anonymous love I’ve gotten from a lot of people.”

After His Computer Crashes, Colorado Meteorologist Gets Creative…Again

You may remember morning meteorologist Justin Chambers from the Colorado Springs FOX affiliate KXRM acting out the forecast after his graphics went down last January.

This morning, Chambers tweeted out a picture showing his computer with a blank screen. He told viewers, “This is my weather computer this morning. Watch me pantomime the weather on @FOX21News today.”

After checking with our sources at KXRM we were assured staffers didn’t just turn off Chambers’ computer to force the on-air magic that he brought today.

This morning Chambers gave viewers forecasting techniques that ranged from eating a donut and drinking coffee on-screen, to having a staffer use an iPad to write out the forecast, to dancing, to playing weather charades with his off-screen co-anchor. Enjoy.

From Huh? to Hilarious: A Roundup of How Morning Teams Celebrated Halloween

Countless anchors across the country got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up in kooky costumes and camping it up. The winners in the broadcasting version of the Halloween Parade continues to be the viewers who witnessed everything from awkward concepts to small moments that were genuinely funny.

The unofficial TVSpy award for the cattiest and most likely to be viewed by the Human Resources department went to Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV. (video above) Anchor Bobbie Miller dressed like Tammy Payne, while Payne dressed like Miller in what came off as a thinly veiled excuse for them to take potshots at each other.

While the two were busy insulting one another, co-anchor Stan Miller scored the sexist remark of the day when he said “I want you to met Bobbie Miller.” He then patted “Miller’s” baby bump and said “Bucking for another 12 weeks off!”

Fake Bobbie Miller summed up the segment after taking a few shots across her bow by telling fake Tammy Payne, “We’re not going to be friends when this show’s over, are we?” Read more

Kelly Duffy Named KOAA News Director

Koaa-LogoKOAA has announced Kelly Duffy will join  the Colorado Springs NBC affiliate as news director.

“In addition to her other strengths, Kelly has been recognized for excellence in delivering breaking news on multiple platforms in life threatening situations,” KOAA president and general manager Evan Pappas said in a statement. “With the unprecedented string of natural disasters and news stories with national significance here in recent years, it’s that type of experience in the news trenches we’ll rely upon.”

Duffy, who comes to KOAA from KSBW in Salinas-Monterey, CA, takes over for David Randall who is moving into the newly created director of multimedia position.

Duffy has also anchored at KSNW in Wichita, KS. Her first day at KOAA will be December 2.

Mark Bullion Joins KXRM From WEEK-WHOI

mark bullionAfter two years in Peoria, WEEK-WHOI weekend anchor Mark Bullion is joining KXRM in Colorado Springs.

“I have worked in the Peoria market at WEEK/WHOI for almost two years and it has been a great learning experience for me,” Bullion told TVSpy in an email. “I look forward to a new chapter in my life in Colorado Springs at Fox 21 News and will always value what I have learned not only in the Peoria market, but also my first job at WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio as well as my internship in both the news and weather departments at WJBK-TV Fox 2 Detroit.”

Bullion joins KXRM as weekend weather anchor and weekday reporter. He starts on October 28.

Lauren Ferrara to Anchor for KXRM

KXRM has announced Lauren Ferrara will join the Colorado Springs FOX affiliate as evening anchor.

Starting October 9, Ferrara will anchor the 6:30 p.m. news and co-anchor at 9:00 p.m. with vice president and news director Joe Cole. The video above is a short introduction to Ferrara the station posted to its website.

“Everything about this move to FOX21 just feels right,” Ferrara said in a statement. “Both outside and inside the station, people are so welcoming.”

Ferrara comes to KXRM from WKRN in Nashville, TN. She started her career at KLBK in Lubbock, TX, and has also worked at KVVU in Las Vegas, NV.

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