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Myrtle Beach Reporter Charged with Trespassing

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

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WBTW to Launch Weekend Morning Newscasts

WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, has announced the addition of a weekend morning newscast.

The hourlong newscast will air at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday beginning May 19. It will be anchored by Libba Holland with meteorologist Andrew Phillips.

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 Named Director of Content 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.

Korioth replaces his current boss, David Hart, who  joined WRBL from WTBW in March.

Man Shoves WMBF Reporter on Live TV, Grabs Her Microphone, and Yells ‘N’ Word

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