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Stacey Cameron to Join WOAI

cameron woai croppedStacey Cameron has announced he’ll be joining San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI.

“Well it’s official. I’m off to Texas and WOAI News 4 San Antonio,” Cameron wrote on his facebook page. “While I will miss Kansas City, I am incredibly excited to make the to move to a station committed to meaningful investigative journalism.”

Cameron said he’d been hired as one of the station’s lead investigative reporters and will “work as an old school ‘watchdog reporter’ holding government and corporate wrongdoers accountable.”

According to Bottom Line Communications, Cameron left KCTV in January when his contract wasn’t renewed. He has also worked at WRAL in Raleigh, NC, KWTV in Oklahoma City, OK, and WCHS-WVAH in Charleston, WV. He starts May 19.

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KNBC Names Daniella Guzman Morning Co-Anchor

daniella guzmanDaniella Guzman has been named morning co-anchor at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles. She will anchor alongside Michael Brownlee weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

It is a move within NBC for Guzman, who has anchored the morning newscast at NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago since 2012. KNBC’s announcement of Guzman’s hire comes after WMAQ announced Zoraida Sambolin as the new morning anchor.

“Daniella has the right combination of journalistic experience and genuine warmth that comes across on the air and in person,” vice president of news Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. “She is a dynamic anchor who will further strengthen our newscast and help our viewers kick start their day.”

Michelle Valles has been anchoring KNBC’s morning newscast since Alycia Lane left the station last year.

WAVY Named NPPA’s ‘Station of the Year’ Five Years Running


For the fifth year in a row, WAVY in Hampton Roads, VA, has been named the “Medium Market Station of the Year” by the National Press Photographers Association.

WAVY chief photographer and news operations manager Jeff Myers told News Photographer, “It boils down to we try to do the fundamentals and we do them well all the time.”

Myers told TVNewsCheck the NBC affiliate’s photographers study their work to get better, similar to how athletes watch game film.

He attributes the consistent award-winning photography to a team concept between reporters and photographers.

“We try to tell the best story, with good writing, shooting and editing. Good opening and close, with great, clean, natural sound. We strive to be consistently good in everything we do.”

After 2 Years at CNN, Zoraida Sambolin Rejoins WMAQ

zorida sambolinAfter two years at CNN, Zoraida Sambolin is returning to her old station — WMAQ in Chicago — as the co-anchor of the morning newscast.

“We are delighted that Zoraida will be returning to our newsroom,” WMAQ station manager Frank Whittaker said in a statement. “She’s a native Chicagoan and knows our city well.  I know our viewers will welcome her back.”

Sambolin replaces Daniella Guzman, who has been named the morning co-anchor at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles. >Update: KNBC has officially announced Guzman as morning co-anchor.

“Daniella has been a key part of our morning news growth, and while we hate to see her go, we are happy that she can take advantage of this promotion within our company,” WMAQ general manager David Doebler said. Read more

KWWL Names Bloomberg TV Reporter as Morning Anchor

jennings kwwl_croppedKWWL, the Waterloo, IA, NBC affiliate, has announced Teal Jennings as co-anchor for Today in Iowa.

“Teal is a great addition to KWWL,” news director Dan Schillinger said in a statement. “She’s a skilled journalist, has the right personality for morning and noon news. Being from the area gives her extra insight in to what our viewers want to see in the morning.”

Jennings comes to KWWL from Bloomberg Television in Chicago where she was an anchor and reporter. She has also worked for KGAN in Cedar Rapids, IA.

She will join Jason Carter and Eileen Loan on the morning show starting April 30 and will also anchor the station’s Noon news.

Chicago College Student is Talented, Hungry and Already Has an Anchor Job


You might want to look over your shouder. Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports it may only be a matter of time before Giacomo Luca comes for your job.

Luca is a student at Roosevelt University and in his spare time he’s the weekend news anchor for Lima, OH, NBC affiliate WLIO. Luca commutes four hours each way to anchor and produce the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news on Saturday and Sunday.

“Journalism isn’t a career, it’s a lifestyle,” Luca declares on his bio. “I’ve decided to dedicate my life to seeking truth and reporting it.”

The Cincinnati native most recently held a morning news internship at Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9, where his mentor was news anchor Larry Potash. “Giacomo has a passion for broadcast journalism that, in my experience, most interns don’t have,” Potash said in a statement. “Because of his knowledge of technology and his work ethic, I gave him the freedom to coordinate segments and stories. He gained valuable experience in writing and producing that many interns miss.” Read more

WRC to Provide News, Weather to Washington D.C. Taxis

WRC taxisAs part of a partnership between the NBC Owned Stations and VeriFone Systems, WRC news and weather reports are now available in more than 1,400 taxis in Washington D.C.

“People in the Washington area already turn to NBC4 and our many platforms for the latest local news and weather,” Jackie Bradford, president and general manager of the NBC-owned station, said in a statement. “Now, they’ll have another option to get the most up-to-date information while they’re on the go.”

The taxis will also show clips of NBC primetime and late-night shows. Washington D.C. is the third market, following New York and Philadelphia, to launch local NBC news, weather and headlines in taxis.

Sinclair Makes Management Changes at Toledo Station

sinclair_304Sinclair Broadcasting has installed a new management team at its Toledo NBC affiliate WNWO “as part of its plan to beef up the station’s position in the marketplace.”

According to Toledo paper The Blade, Sinclair brought in five managers from WPTA in Fort Wayne, IN. WPTA is owned by Malara Broadcast Group.

Charity Freeman has been named general sales manager at WNWO. She previously was host of a WPTA-produced program called INsight.

Nicole Hahn, a producer at WPTA, has been named news director at WNWO, replacing Jim Blue, who is a Channel 24 co-anchor. Mr. Blue will continue to co-anchor the news at WNWO and become managing editor.

Sinclair has also created two new positions at Channel 24 that will be filled by former WPTA personnel. Read more

Frisky Rabbits Steal the Spotlight on WBIR Morning Show

WBIR_bunnyloveKnoxville, TN, NBC affiliate WBIR had some rabbits on its morning news set Friday to get people in the Easter mood.

Instead it was the bunnies who got in the mood, the mood for some lovin’.

“They can’t do that up here,” said anchor Russell Biven who asked co-anchor Moira Kaye to stop the rabbits from, well, being rabbits.

The rabbit love helped the team segue to a bit about a WBIR photojournalist’s new baby.

When they came back to camera, one rabbit was gone and Biven told viewers, “We will announce the third rabbit’s name in nine months.” Watch the video after the jump. Read more

Kirk Montgomery Leaving Denver to Anchor in Michigan

Kirk Montgomery will head to Lansing, MI, to anchor the 4:00 p.m. news for NBC affiliate WILX in May.

Montgomery recently announced he was leaving KUSA. The Denver Post reports he was not offered a new contract.

He started at KUSA in 2001.

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