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Mark Clegg Leaving KSHB for Houston PR Job

Mark-CleggKansas City NBC affiliate KSHB has announced anchor Mark Clegg is leaving the station after 12 years.

Clegg is moving to Texas to work at Houston real estate company Hines as director of media relations and communications. His last day on air will be July 23.

“We are excited for Mark and his new adventure,” news director Carrie Hofmann said in a statement. “He has spent the past 12 years dedicated to this station and this community. He will be missed.”

Before coming to KSHB in 2002, Clegg worked at WTHR in Indianapolis, IN. He has also worked at KXAS and WFAA in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, KFDX in Wichita Falls, and KBTV in Beaumont, TX.

David Hall Joins Orlando’s WKMG

David HallDavid Hall is the new morning anchor at Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG, the Orlando Sentinel‘s Hal Boedeker reports.

“We searched long and hard for the right person to join our team,” WKMG general manager Skip Valet said. “I am confident that we found that person in David Hall. He is a smart, strong journalist who enjoys communicating with viewers, and he is excited get to work in our community.”

Hall comes from KMBC in Kansas City, where he was a weekend anchor and reporter. Beginning June 23, he will co-anchor the 5 to 7 a.m. newscast alongside Bridgett Ellison.

Meteorologist Katie Horner Says Goodbye to KMOV

katie hornerMeteorologist Katie Horner has left St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV to return to her family in Kansas City, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

KMOV news director Brian Thouvenot said the station and Horner reluctantly parted ways. “Not many people knew she was commuting back to Kansas City every weekend,” Thouvenot said. “We hated to see her go, but we also understand her wanting to be with her family.”

Horner previously worked at KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City.

The Post-Dispatch reports Horner will be replaced on the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts by Meghan Danahey.

Joel Nichols Set to Join KSHB in Kansas City

joel nichols promoWeathercaster Joel Nichols is joining KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, The Pitch reports. Nichols most recently worked at rival KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.

“Joel Nichols will be joining 41 Action News later this summer,” KSHB creative services director Randy Thurman said. “We are excited to have him on our team.”

Nichols worked at KMBC for 25 years before signing off in January. According to The Pitch, KSHB has been running promos advertising Nichols’ return (pictured).

Former KMBC Meteorologist Lisa Teachman Joining KCTV

Lisa-Teachman--2010----29339610Former KMBC meteorologist Lisa Teachman is joining Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV.

“Family and close friends…I am happy to share this announcement with you!” Teachman wrote on her facebook page. “I am joining KCTV5 as their 5th meteorologist!!!! I am so excited and thrilled to be working with the most accurate weather team in Kansas City.”

Teachman left KMBC in January after her contract had reportedly not been renewed.

The Kansas City Star reports she will do both weather and traffic for the morning show starting Thursday.

Alice Barr Joins KHOU From KCTV

alice barrAfter two years at KCTV in Kansas City, Alice Barr is joining KHOU in Houston, Mike McGuff reports.

“I can’t wait to get started at KHOU,” Barr told McGuff. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of journalists with a reputation for uncovering the big stories and telling them well. I’m also looking forward to exploring Houston and the Lone Star State. I’ll be taking recommendations for any hidden treasures to visit, as well as story ideas. I know there is so much happening in the news, and in the city, in Houston and I’m excited to dive in.”

Barr was a reporter at KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City. Before that, she worked at KGAN-KFXA in Cedar Rapids and WIFR in Rockford, Ill.

Diane Cho Leaving KMBC

cho_kmbcDiane Cho is leaving Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy, Cho will be joining her fiance. Cho tells us she and her fiance, who also works in the TV, plan to stay in the industry and are fortunate enough to have other opportunities to explore.

Before coming to KMBC in February 2011, Cho worked at WJXT in Jacksonville, FL. Her last day is tomorrow.

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Neville Miller Debuts on KMBC

neville_miller_kmbcKMBC has announced Neville Miller has joined the Kansas City ABC affiliate as meteorologist.

“Neville loves weather…it’s his passion,” Sherrie Brown, KMBC news director said in a statement. “He’s so good at focusing on what people need to know and telling them in a clear and straightforward manner.”

Miller most recently worked at KMIZ-KZOU in Columbia, MO. He started his career at WCIV in Charleston, SC.

Facebook Page Started in Support of Former KMBC Meteorologists

teachman_nichols_pageSome viewers of Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC are upset that meteorologist Joel Nichols and Lisa Teachman aren’t at the station anymore and have started their own facebook page to let people know.

The page, called “I Support Lisa & Joel!” has, at this writing, 776 members. The website’s mission is written on the page, “In case you haven’t heard, Joel Nichols and Lisa Teachman were forced from KMBC 9. The Mission of this group is to show support for Joel & Lisa.”

One commenter wrote, “It was a pleasure getting to know both Lisa and Joel!! Half my life was spent watching Joel. Lisa is a grade A professional!! I will miss them both!!”

Nichols left KMBC in December after 25 years at the station. Teachman’s last day at the station was January 31.

TVSpy has asked for KMBC’s reaction to the page. We will update when we hear back.

Kansas City Tops in Super Bowl Ratings

seahawks super bowl_304x200The ratings are in for Super Bowl XLVIII, and interestingly enough, the leading market wasn’t Seattle or Denver: as the Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8, Kansas City drew the highest ratings, posting a 58.1 rating / 78 share, meaning 78% of TVs in use in the Kansas City market were turned to FOX affiliate WDAF.

Seattle was the second highest-rated market, posting a 56.7/92. Not surprisingly, it’s the market’s most-watched Super Bowl ever. The 12th man made up 92% of Seattle-Tacoma TVs tuned to FOX station KCPQ. Indianapolis, and station WXIN, where Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played for 14 seasons, was third with a 53.9/74, followed by New Orleans, Tulsa, Las Vegas, Portland, Knoxville and Jacksonville. Denver, and station KDVR, was tenth with a 51.4 rating / 83 share.

It was the most-watched Super Bowl in the New York market since Superbowl XXI (Giants vs. Broncos) in 1987. The game, which was played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and broadcast on Fox-owned WNYW, delivered a 50.5 in households, up +13% compared to WCBS’ coverage of the Super Bowl last year.

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