— Katie Killen (@KatieKillen) March 14, 2014
— Katie Killen (@KatieKillen) March 14, 2014
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.
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.
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 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.
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
“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 has also anchored at KSNW in Wichita, KS. Her first day at KOAA will be December 2.
“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.
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.”
This is the second time Harding has left the station. He worked at the station from 1997 until 1999 before leaving to work as an anchor/reporter at KTHV in Little Rock, AR, and then WTSP in Tampa, FL. He returned as a morning anchor in 2007 and currently co-anchors with Stacia Naquin.
KKTV general manager Nick Matesi told The Gazette the station won’t rush to hire a replacement, “We’re going to take our time to make sure we get the right person to fit in with Stacia, meteorologist Branden Borremans, traffic reporter James Brown and the rest of the crew.”