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Danielle Dozier to Join WXIN

Sunday morning, Danielle Dozier announced she was leaving Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO.

Yesterday afternoon, she revealed she was heading to Indianapolis FOX affiliate WXIN.

WXIN news director Kerri Cavanaugh told TVSpy Dozier starts Monday December 1.

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FOX Chicago Duopoly Names Norman Lee National Sales Manager

wfld32WFLD-WPWR has named Norman Lee National Sales Manager.

This is a move within FOX Television Stations for Lee, who was a sales account executive at FOX Station Sales in New York. Before coming to FOX, he was an AE for HRP in Chicago. Lee has also worked at WPIX in New York and at Heitner Weiss.

“In Norman’s seven years with FOX Stations Sales he has demonstrated a superior knowledge of our business, a skill for delivering consistent and high quality results, as well as an unyielding work ethic, all of which I’m looking forward to having here in Chicago,” WFLD GSM Glenn Berk said in a statement.

Bobby Flay to Appear on WNYW’s ‘Wining and Dining with Rosanna Scotto’

Rosanna-Scotto-1“Good Day New York” co-anchor Rosanna Scotto‘s ongoing segment ‘Wining and Dining with Rosanna Scotto’ on FOX affiliate WNYW, gives viewers a VIP tour of some of the best restaurants in the city. This past February, Scotto spoke with celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This month, it’s all about Bobby Flay.

Scotto will go behind-the-scenes at Flay’s NYC eatery, Gato, where the master chef will finally unveil the secret ingredient to the most popular item on the menu: scrambled eggs.

The special airs Friday, November 21 from 10:30-11:00 p.m. on WNYW.

Joe Sullivan Named News Director at WXXV

Joe-SullivanJoe Sullivan, the 5:30 p.m. anchor at FOX affiliate WXXV, is adding news director to his title. Sullivan has worked at the Gulfport, Miss. station since September 2013.

In an interview with The Sun-Herald, Sullivan explained that he has taken on many different roles in his career (including a stint as a production assistant at ESPN and 14 years in Richmond, Va., as a sports anchor at NBC affiliate WWBT and sports director at FOX affiliate WRLH). In his new role, Sullivan will lead a team that includes six reporters:

“We have a good group. We have the most local news in this market. We have had entire newscasts that were solely local stories,” he said. “People have been very nice to us. They come up to me almost every day and say, ‘Thanks for giving us a choice.’”

Sullivan previously worked at ABC and CBS affiliate WBBJ in Jackson, Tenn., as a weekday morning anchor. He will continue his evening anchor role along with his new position.

No Felony Assault Charge for Former Fargo Sports Anchor

nelson kvrrFormer KVRR sports director Jim Nelson has been cleared of felony aggravated assault charges.

Fargo-Moorhead radio station KFGO reports “Nelson’s attorney, Charles Sheeley, says a private investigator interviewed other witnesses who were not cited in the police report and they said Nelson had intervened when someone else was getting beat up.”

Nelson says he was fired from his job at KVRR-TV Fox after the assault charge was filed. He says he wishes the station had waited for due process to be carried out, but wants to put the incident behind him.

Nelson pleaded guilty to obstructing police. He was initially suspended from KVRR and later fired.

Former Sacramento Anchor Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Theft Case

sabrina-rodriguez-mugshotSabrina Rodriguez, a former anchor at Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL, entered a “not guilty” plea in court Wednesday on grand theft charges. Rodriguez will be back in court in January:

Rodriguez, who was a morning anchor on FOX40, surrendered to officials on July 31 for grand theft, burglary and conspiracy charges. She later resigned from her position at FOX40.

According to court documents, Rodriguez drove fiancé Nicholas Gray to San Francisco to help sell stolen goods. Included in the court documents are alleged texts between the couple that reveal a theft conspiracy.

KMSP GM Retiring, Replacement Named

kmsp_logoCarol Rueppel is retiring after 17 years with FOX Television Stations.

“Carol has been a successful leader and respected colleague whose 17-year career with FOX is filled with many accomplishments,” FOX Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a statement. “We want to thank her for her many years of dedication and wish her much happiness in her retirement. I am disappointed that she is leaving us but respect her decision and she will be truly missed.”

Abernethy announced Rueppel’s replacement would be Sheila Oliver who is Director of Sales at KMSP-WFTC.

“Over the last 13 years with FOX, Sheila has proved herself as a results-driven, strategic and thoughtful executive,” Abernethy said. “She gets our business and understands what it takes to differentiate ourselves from our competitors.”

Before coming to KMSP 12 years ago, Oliver had been VP and GSM at Phoenix FOX owned stations KSAZ-KUTP. She had also worked as VP and GM of WCGV-WVTV in Milwaukee, Wisc., WTVR in Richmond, Va. and WUPW in Toledo, Ohio. She started her career in radio at WJLB in Detroit, Mich.

“The FOX Minneapolis team is passionate, smart and talented,” said Oliver. “I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to build on our success and lead the team to even greater heights in this challenging, complex television environment.”

WNYW Meteorologist Mike Woods Named ‘Sexiest Anchor Alive’

It was a close call, but Mike Woods, a meteorologist at FOX affiliate WNYWbeat out hundreds of hunky local stars to win the coveted title of People‘s ‘Sexiest Anchor Alive.’

From People:

He says he’s not much of a chef, but the self-proclaimed weather authority can make one mean London broil for his date. “There aren’t very many things in my repertoire,” he admits. “I get a little intimidated when it comes to cooking. But my dad gave me this recipe, and it’s actually good— I promise!”

Woods has worked at WNYW since June 2001. He became the morning meteorologist for “Good Day New York” in October 2003. Woods was given the news of his win live on-air this morning. Judging by his shirtless dance moves in the video above, I’d say his new title is well deserved.

John DeSimone Named GM at WMSN

wmsn4John DeSimone has joined WMSN, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s FOX affiliate in Madison, Wis, as general manager. Steve Marks, co-chief operating officer of Sinclair’s television group, announced the news:

“John has a proven track record of inspiring his sales teams and providing them with the appropriate support and systems to be successful while building relationships with key clients, which resulted in increased billings and revenue shares at the stations he was leading. We are excited to have him join the Sinclair team at WMSN,” Marks said.

DeSimone spent the past three years as vice president/general manager of national sales at Azteca America.

“I am thrilled to be joining Sinclair as the General Manager of its Madison, Wisconsin station,” DeSimone said. “Sinclair is at the vanguard of ‘new and innovative’ in the broadcast industry, and I look forward to utilizing the Company’s vast resources and working with the talented team at WMSN to the benefit of the Madisontelevision viewers and the community at large.”

Renowned Photographer Anne Geddes Talks World Prematurity Day on WTXF

WTXF, the FOX-owned Philadelphia station, had legendary photographer Anne Geddes on “Good Day Philadelphia” this morning to talk about her partnership with March of Dimes, a nonprofit which “funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.”

Today is World Prematurity Day, and Geddes is in Philly to help unveil the Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She also donated an image for March of Dimes, which will be in their new print PSA.

Anchors Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley created their own Geddes-inspired photo, with less than stellar results. You can see their attempt at ‘art’, plus plenty of teeny, tiny, babies, in the video above.

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