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WXII Reporter Splits His Pants During Live Shot

lea splitsWXII traffic reporter Chris Lea lived an “everyone’s greatest fear” moment. He split his pants. As an added bonus he did it on live TV.

Lea was a guest on a segment called Lanie’s Backyard Barbecue during the Winston-Salem, NC, NBC affiliate’s 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. news. He challenged a local high school cheerleader to a toe touch off. Each had to perform that jump in the air, do the splits and touch your toes move cheerleaders do.

Lea did the toe touch. But maybe lost some dignity in the process. Click here to view it. WXII’s site doesn’t allow embedding.

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Page Crawford Signs Off From WNCN

After seven years at WNCN, Page Crawford signed off from the Goldsboro, N.C. NBC affiliate this morning. Crawford said she is heading to Charlotte, where she will anchor mornings at Fox’s WJZY-WMYT.

“It’s a wonderful place. I’m going to miss you all,” Crawford said. “And I really want to say thank you too to all of our viewers, all of you who watch, because it really is a privilege to come into your homes every day.” Watch:

Meteorologist Austin Caviness Leaving WXII

austin cavinessAustin Caviness is leaving WXII to become the pastor at Salem Fork Christian Church in Dobson, the Triad Business Journal reports. Caviness has been a meteorologist at the Winston-Salem NBC affiliate since 1997.

“All of us at WXII 12 hate to lose Austin, but we fully support his decision to go into the ministry. We thank Austin for his years of service to our viewers and wish him and his family the very best,” WXII president and general manger Hank Price said in a statement.

Caviness will officially sign off from WXII at the end of May.

WGHP Adds 4:00 P.M. Newscast

piedmontnewsstation400WGHP, the Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate, has announced it will launch a 4:00 p.m. newscast on April 21.

WGHP news director Karen Koutsky promises a “very different” newscast from the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. shows.

“Viewers are looking for more consumer news, entertainment and fun at that hour,” Kotsky said in a statement. “Of course, we’ll still cover weather, breaking news and headlines, but we’ll also have something a little different to offer.”

In February, the station expanded its Noon and 6:00 p.m. shows by thirty minutes.

Joe Dominguez to Join WGHP as Reporter

dominguez_krdoJoe Dominguez is joining Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate WGHP as a reporter.

Dominguez told TVSpy he starts in Mid-March.

He had worked for Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO for 12 years.

Rob Wu Joins KRIV From WXII

Rob-Wu-jpgRob Wu has joined KRIV, the Fox owned station in Houston, Mike McGuff reports.

Wu comes to Houston from Winston-Salem, where he has been a general assignment reporter at WXII, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate. Prior to that, he worked at YNN, the 24-hour cable channel in upstate New York. He has also hosted a show on ImaginAsianTV and worked at the AT&T Technology Channel, according to McGuff.

WGHP Expands Two Newscasts

wghp studio_304x200Greensboro, NC, FOX affiliate WGHP announced Friday it will expand two newscasts by a half hour.

Beginning February 3, 2014, the station said it will add the time to both its Noon and 6:00 p.m. news.

The Noon news will now run until 1:00 p.m. while the 6:00 p.m. will now air until 7:00 p.m.

Ericka Miller Joins KEYE From WXII

ericka miller_304x200Ericka Miller has joined Austin CBS affiliate KEYE as the weekend anchor, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Miller most recently worked at WXII, the NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, as a weekend news and sports anchor. She left in May after two years with the station.

Before WXII, Miller worked at KAAL in Rochester, Minn. She replaces Katherine Stolp, who left the television business earlier this year.

Jim Himes Named General Manager at WGHP

wghp logoJim Himes has been named president and general manager of WGHP, Local TV’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., Broadcasting & Cable reports.

Himes joins WGHP from WREG, Local TV’s CBS affiliate in Memphis, Tenn., where he was station manager since 2011 and general sales manager since 2007.

“Jim is one of a kind,” Local TV CEO Bobby Lawrence said in a statement. “The enthusiasm and commitment he brings to this business is unrivaled. We’ll certainly miss him in Memphis, but he’s a great fit for WGHP. We couldn’t be happier for him.”

At WGHP, Himes replaces Karen Adams, who left the station to run WJZY-WMYT, Fox’s newly-acquired duopoly in Charlotte.

Former WXII GM Rennie Corley Dies at 75

Rennie Corley, a former general manager of WXII, has died. He was 75.

Corley was general manager of the Winston-Salem NBC affiliate from 1979 to 1999. He worked in television for more than four decades. He was also a member of 40 boards of directors, working with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill, according to WXII.

“Those of you who knew Rennie remember him as a true gentleman and a leader who cared very much about both the WXII staff and the greater community. He was a dear friend of many,” WXII GM Hank Price said in a statement.

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