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Brad Ramsey to Lead Belo’s WVEC

Brad Ramsey has been named president and general manager of Belo’s Hampton Roads ABC affiliate, WVEC.

He comes from WCAV-WVAW-WAHU in Charlottsville, VA where was was vice president and general manager.  He succeeds Tod Smith who was tapped by Belo to run its New Orleans duopoly, WWL-WUPL.

“Brad is an up-and-coming leader in the television industry who has delivered consistent revenue and ratings growth in his previous positions,” said Kathy Clements, Belo’s senior vice president of media operations in a statement posted to the company’s website. “His experience in the Virginia marketplace will be a significant asset to WVEC.”

Ramsey began his career as an anchor/reporter for WHSV before working his way up to vice president and general manager of the Winchester, VA ABC affiliate.

His first day will be November 5.

Morning Anchor Kerri Furey Out at WAVY

Kerri Furey morning anchor for WAVY announced today she’s leaving the Hampton Roads NBC affiliate at the end of the week.

“I just want to say I’m very grateful for the 15 years that I’ve had here at WAVY-TV,” Furey said on air this morning.  “I don’t want to be all alone on an MCU,” she then told the director.  “Get my friends back in the shot!” she said while motioning to her fellow anchors, Don Roberts, Cheryl Tan and meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler.

The station also posted a goodbye to Furey on the twitter account of its “The Hampton Roads Show”,

“Kerri announced this morning that this is her last week at WAVY! She is slowing down to spend more time with her family. We will miss her!!”

Furey started in broadcasting as an enlisted sailor in the Navy.

[hamptonroads.com]

A Vice Presidential Announcement From Norfolk

Shortly before 9:30amET this morning from the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA, Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.

NBC-affiliate WAVY,  CBS-affiliate WTKR and ABC-affiliate WVEC all elected to produce their own coverage instead of airing national coverage produced by their respective affiliated networks.

On WTKR, Juliet Bickford anchored, with Laurie Simmons live from the campaign rally. On WVEC, Mike Gooding helmed coverage from the USS Wisconsin. David Culver anchored coverage on NBC-affiliate WAVY, with Andy Fox at the announcement site. Read more

Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Takes on Norfolk’s WAVY


Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly is taking on WAVY, the NBC-affiliate in Norfolk.

At issue is the local coverage of an attack on Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami, two reporters at the Virginian-Pilot. The pair were attacked by a mob on April 14 while they were on their way home from a movie.

“The O’Reilly Factor” has been covering the attack for several weeks, saying it “may be racially motivated.” Police in Norfolk have disputed the claim. On Tuesday night, WAVY reported on O’Reilly’s coverage of the attack, saying the Fox News host is “shining a negative spotlight on the city.” Read more

Sula Kim to Join WDSU as Morning Co-Anchor

Sula Kim is joining WDSU, the NBC-affiliate in New Orleans, as a morning anchor.

She will be paired with Randi Rousseau, who currently anchors solo in the mornings. Kim will join the station after the May ratings period.

“Mornings are special in New Orleans, and we think she’s a truly special person … and a tremendous addition to our news team,” WDSU news director Jonathan Shelley said in a statement.

Kim has worked at WVEC, the ABC-affiliate in Norfolk, VA, since 2005. She is currently the station’s weekend evening anchor.

Navy Jet Crash News Breaks During Noon Newscasts in Hampton Roads

News of an F-18 Navy jet crash in Virginia Beach broke during the noon newscasts in Hampton Roads today.

WVEC anchors LaSalle Blanks and Vanessa Coria was the first to report the news at 12:15 p.m. WAVY and WTKR both followed at 12:17 p.m.

“There may be a huge breaking news story happening in Virginia Beach right now,” WTKR anchor Blaine Stewart said. All three stations have remained in wall-to-wall coverage throughout the afternoon. Read more

KBJR Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson Joining WAVY

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson is joining WAVY, the NBC-affiliate in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, on January 18.

Edmondson joins WAVY from KBJR, the NBC-affiliate in Duluth, where he has worked for two years. He told the Duluth News Tribune the move was “a great opportunity to continue furthering my career.”

“I’ve learned that forecasting for this area is brutal, and I’ve learned how to conquer that a little bit better,” he said. “Hopefully I can apply it to the Atlantic Ocean.”

Edmondson replaces Sagay Galindo, who signed off last month to follow her husband, who is in the Navy, to the West Coast.

Meteorologist Sagay Galindo Bids Farewell to WAVY

Meteorologist Sagay Galindo is leaving WAVY to follow her husband, who is in the Navy, to the west coast.

Galindo, who grew up in the Hampton Roads area, joined WAVY in 2010.  She announced her departure during the NBC-affiliate’s morning newscast on Sunday (video above). Read more

Virginia State Senator Asks Hampton Roads Stations to Stop Airing Attack Ad

Virginia state senator John Miller is lobbying to get three stations in the Hampton Roads area to stop airing an attack ad against him.

The ad (pictured) is a $50,715 buy from the state Republican party that began airing this week on CBS-affiliate WTKR, NBC-affiliate WAVY and Cox Cable, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

The Miller campaign says the ad, which claims Miller was hired by Orion Air Group after he voted on a bill that would give them tax breaks, are inaccurate and part of a “desperate smear” campaign. As of Friday morning, the ad remained on the air on all three stations. Read more

In Norfolk, WVEC Debuts New Set For Newscasts

WVEC, the ABC affiliate in Norfolk, is broadcasting newscasts this week from a brand-new set.

The station debuted the new set last week. The old set was constructed in 1990 and underwent several updates since then, most recently in 2008. Read more

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