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Las Vegas Anchor Releases Book for Voice Actors

Las Vegas news anchor Dave Courvoisier admits he’s living out one of his dreams, on the anchor desk at KLAS. “I just knew I’d eventually be the next Walter Cronkite or Peter Jennings,” he writes on his blog. “Then, I realized I had at least one more good thing left in me–it was voice-acting.”

Courvoisier now has a second job as a voice actor and voice over artist, and today he’s releasing a book on the subject. “More Than Just a Voice” is aimed at voice talent, with advice on how to succeed in a very competitive industry. And no, he’s not expecting a New York Times bestseller:

I will be lucky to break even on the expense of this book. I’ve already spent thousands, and I don’t care. Maybe I could’ve done it for less, but I was a publishing newbie, and once I started, I knew I wasn’t gonna quit until I was published.

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Las Vegas Reporter Heading to Columbus, OH

baca klas croppedNathan Baca is leaving Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS.

“On to Columbus! After 4 years working for 8 News Now, I am proud to join the WBNS-10TV – Columbus, Ohio investigative team this August,” Baca wrote on his facebook page.

Before joining KLAS in February 2010, Baca started his career as a full time reporter at KESQ in Palm Springs. He told TVSpy he was promoted to the KLAS I-Team in October 2011.

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Telemundo Las Vegas to Expand Newscasts

telemundo las vegasKBLR, the Telemundo station in Las Vegas, has announced a new investment in its local newscasts: the station will hire new people and bring production of the 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts back in-house.

The two newscasts were previously produced in Phoenix, with the 6 p.m. newscast broadcast live and the 11 p.m. newscast pre-taped. Beginning this week, as production shifts back to Las Vegas, both newscasts will be live.

The station will also hire more than a dozen new people, including anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weathercaster Leticia Castro.

“By investing in live local news, we know we will do an even better job serving our viewers,” Telemundo Las Vegas station manager Ramiro Lopez said in a statement. “We are excited to introduce our new team to the Spanish-speaking community in Las Vegas and know they will continue to connect and inform our viewers with the most relevant local news, information and weather.”

KLAS Publicly Shames Producer Police Say Lied to Speak to Slain Officer’s Family

KLAS is calling out a freelance TV news producer whose actions Las Vegas police are calling “an underhanded act of subterfuge.”

According to police, Shelley Osterloh, a former Salt Lake City anchor and current freelance producer for NBC News, gained entry into the home of one of the two officers slain in Sunday’s Walmart shooting by saying she was a friend of the family and by offering flowers.

The Las Vegas CBS affiliate ran a commentary last night at 6:00 p.m. with George Knapp telling viewers, “When we heard Tuesday night that a TV producer had used a phony cover story and maybe outright lies to weasel her way into the home of one of the slain officers, our initial thought was, ‘There must be a mistake. No journalist could possibly be so heartless, so creepy. But we were wrong. It happened.’”

>UPDATE: An NBC News spokesperson responded to the story by saying, “The report is inaccurate. Our freelance producer, who has done excellent work for NBC News for many years, clearly identified herself as a journalist to the family. She was subsequently invited into their home and they helped facilitate an interview with the siblings and colleague of the fallen officer, which appeared on the Today show this morning. A police officer was present during our interview, and as far as we know, the family has had no objections to our dealings with them. At no time did she misrepresent herself; there was unfortunately some confusion during an earlier conversation she had with a police officer, when she was asked for her name but not her affiliation.”

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Brian Loftus Moves to KLAS Anchor Desk

loftus klas croppedBrian Loftus has been named co-anchor of the KLAS morning news.

For the past five years, Loftus has been the traffic reporter for the Las Vegas CBS station. He joins anchor Kirsten Joyce and weather anchor Sherry Swensk.

“I know he’ll do a great job from the anchor desk,” KLAS news director Ron Comings said in a statement. “He loves the morning newscast and he enjoys bringing some fun and humor to the program, which is why so many of his fans wanted to see Brian in this new position.”

Loftus has followed an unconventional career track. He went into broadcasting in 2002 after starting as a middle and high school teacher and coach. He switched from radio to television in 2006. He then got a job as a feature reporter for KMPH in Fresno.

Cale Ramaker Out at KLAS

ramaker klasCale Ramaker, anchor for Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS, is on his way out at the station.

KLAS news director Ron Comings told TVSpy Ramaker is still an employee until his contract runs out. Comings added, “However, he is free to pursue other opportunities.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Ramaker’s departure was announced in a short email last week. “Effective immediately, Cale Ramaker will no longer co-anchor the morning newscast on 8 News Now. We appreciate Cale’s efforts here. He is a good journalist and a solid anchor and I wish him the best as he seeks a new opportunity.”

Ramaker was hired in 2012 along with Shauna Khorrami as part of a new morning team. He had worked at WOFL in Orlando for seven years until his contract wasn’t renewed. Khorrami left KLAS in March last year.

‘It’s All About the Kids’: Las Vegas Sports Anchor Leaving Station

KSNV sports anchor Kevin West has left the Las Vegas NBC affiliate.

“It’s a family move, all about the kids,” West told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jason R. Latham Set to Join KIRO

jason r lathamKVVU assistant news director Jason R. Latham is leaving Las Vegas for a job at KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle.

“I have accepted the Executive Producer position at KIRO-TV, a Cox Media Group station. My first day is April 15, which leaves very little time to say goodbye to Las Vegas, the place I’ve called home since 2001,” Latham wrote on his blog.

Latham has worked at KVVU since 2009 and has been the Fox affiliate’s assistant news director since 2012. Before that, he worked at KVBC (now KSNV), the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.

Chris Saldaña Says Goodbye to KVVU

chris saldanaChris Saldaña has left Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Saldana was working at the station on a temporary basis during February sweeps.

Before KVVU, Saldaña spent eight years at rival KLAS. He has also worked at KDBC in El Paso and KRGV in Welasco, Texas.

KVVU news director Adam Bradshaw told the Review-Journal Saldaña was offered a full-time position at the station, but declined it because  “he and his agent have some big plans for the future.”

Mackenzie Warren ‘Shocked’ She’s No Longer with KSNV

warren_ksnv_304Mackenzie Warren is no longer working for Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV.

Warren told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “This is my hometown. No longer being allowed to do what I love in the city that I love will be a painful adjustment. I’m shocked. Channel 3 gave me no reason for my termination. I thank this community for welcoming me into their homes over the years.”

Warren started working for KSNV as a reporter. Most recently she was co-anchor of the 3:00 p.m. news.

Before coming to KSNV Warren worked for KRNV, KSNV’s sister station in Reno.

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