“Sarah has been the architect of WMBF News’ aggressive multi-platform strategy and execution,” said Don Richards, Group VP of Raycom Media. ”The audience growth WMBF has earned through her extraordinary management of staff and resources has been remarkable. She is the natural choice to lead WMBF News forward as Vice President and General Manager”
Alex Holley is joining WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia, as co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia.” Holley will co-anchor alongside Mike Jerrick beginning later this summer, replacing Shinelle Jones, who signed off in March.
Holley, who joins WTXT from WMBF in Myrtle Beach, stopped by “Good Day Philadelphia” yesterday. Watch:
Michael Maely, an anchor for Myrtle Beach, SC, NBC affiliate WMBF, has been charged with trespassing after trying to get a comment from the parents of Tammy Moorer, who is charged with kidnapping and murder.
According to a court summons from the State of South Carolina, on February 27, Maely entered the land of Tammy’s father William Caison, located on the 8700 block of Highway 814 in Myrtle Beach. The Horry County Police report states there are about 100 “no trespassing” signs around Caison’s property.
In video on the station’s website Maely can be seen approaching Caison’s home while a woman standing on the porch appears to take his picture.
“Hi there, with WMBF News,” said Maely in the video. “Can we talk to you about your daughter Tammy, or your sister Tammy?”
Instead, the family called police.
According to the police report, Caison told police that after being told to leave the property, Maely attempted to force the door open. Maely told police that he did not come within eight feet of Caison’s door. Read more
WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, has announced the addition of a weekend morning newscast.
Holland has been an associate producer and digital journalist at WBTW since 2010. She reports for the weekday newscasts and hosts a segment called “Dish It Out” segments on the weekday morning newscasts. Phillips will continue to be the meteorologist for the weekend evening newscasts at WBTW.
Steve Korioth is joining WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, as director of content. In his new role, which begins May 21, he will oversee all aspects of the station’s newscasts and online content.
Korioth joins WBTW from WRBL, the CBS-affiliate in Columbus, GA, where he has been news director since 2010. Both stations are owned by Media General.
“Because he has been a producer and manager in large and small markets, Steve brings a wealth of experience to the WBTW newsroom,” WTBW president and general manager Randy Ingram said in a statement.
WMBF‘s Ashley Taylor was reporting live from Myrtle Beach during the NBC-affiliate’s 11 p.m. newscast on Wednesday when a young man grabbed her microphone, shoved her out of the way, and began yelling into the camera.
Taylor was reporting on a crackdown on crime in the area when the incident occurred. Police later arrested 20-year-old Justin Moore and charged him with misdemeanor assault and battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
After grabbing Taylor’s mic, Moore yelled “I am that ['N' word],” before WMBF cut away. Read more