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Tim Perry Named GM of WRLH

wrlh logoSinclair Broadcast Group has named Tim Perry GM of Richmond-Petersburg, VA, FOX affiliate WRLH.

“We have a good team in place upon which to build FOX Richmond’s importance and relevance,” Perry said in a statement. “I look forward to becoming a member of the community and leading the staff to the next level.”

Perry has been the GM at KOIN in Portland since 2008. Before KOIN he was GM at KKFX and later KSBY in San Luis Obispo-Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, GM at KOLO in Reno, NV, and GM of WPBM-WTOM in Traverse City-Cadillac, MI.

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Amanda Malkowski Jumps 58 Markets from Lansing to Richmond

Amanda Malkwoski is joining Richmond, VA, ABC affiliate WRIC as the weekend anchor/reporter.

Her former station, WILX in Lansing, MI, said goodbye with a video montage of her past work that included a band featuring cats playing instruments.

She wrote on her facebook page, “I got lucky to work with an amazing team, and I’ve had a memorable time here in Lansing. Back to you David Andrews!”

Andrews is the morning anchor at WILX.

WRIC news director Kelly Woodard told TVSpy Malkowski starts Tuesday, May 27.

Foiled! Richmond Anchor’s Desk Wrapped for April Fools Prank

nobles_facebook croppedRyan Nobles, anchor for Richmond, VA, NBC affiliate WWBT came to work to find his desk wrapped in foil.

In the photo (left) you can see his jacket was the only thing spared, though he was given a nifty foil pocket square.

Nobles wrote on his facebook page, “With co-workers like these.. Who needs friends? Thanks team. #AprilFools”

Click here to view WWBT’s photos of the prank.

Richmond Station Celebrates ‘International Day of Happiness’ Through the Power of Dance

WWBT in Richmond, VA, celebrated the UN Foundation’s “International Day of Happiness” one day early by making a video of staff dancing to Pharrell’s hit “Happy.”

According to the UN website, “The United Nations Foundation and Grammy Award-winning musician Pharrell Williams have teamed up to encourage people to take action to support the UN and to create a happier world for people everywhere.”

The video is on YouTube and Vimeo. In it, you’ll see various interpretations of dance and happiness. Enjoy!

Former WWBT News Director Dies

douglas hillDouglas L. Hill, a former news and public affairs director for Richmond NBC affiliate WWBT, died Sunday at his home in Midlothian, Va. He was 91.

During his tenure as news director of the station (which was then WRVA), Hill hosted “The Doug Hill Show” and the station’s “Tell Doug” segments about viewer concerns. Hill started his career in print journalism before moving into radio and television, according to WWBT. He interviewed seven Presidents along the way.

Kevin Jeanes Named Chief Meteorologist at KOLD-KMSB

KEVIN JEANESKevin Jeanes is joining KOLD-KMSB in Tucson as chief meteorologist on January 6. Jeanes comes from WWBT in Richmond, where he has been a meteorologist since 2010.

Jeanes replaces Chuck George, who left the station earlier this year. During his time at KOLD, George took several leaves of absence related to his severe depression. He is currently pursuing an academic career, according to the station.

“I am very excited to join such a respected team of meteorologists at KOLD/KMSB,” Jeanes said in a statement. “Tucson is in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I can’t wait to make the move.”

Richmond ABC Station Adds Two Reporters

rupcich_cameronWRIC, the Richmond, VA, ABC affiliate, has added Sydney Cameron and Claudia Rupcich as reporters/videojournalists.

Rupcich (pictured left) comes to WRIC from WSET in Lynchburg, VA, where she started her broadcasting career in August 2011 as the weekend reporter.

Cameron (pictured right) joins WRIC from WRBL in Columbus, GA. Before starting at WRBL in December 2011, she worked at WUSA in Washington, D.C.

WRIC news director Kelly Woodard told TVSpy they both start Monday, December 9.

Curtis McCloud to Join WWBT From WTVM

curtis mccloud Curtis McCloud is joining WWBT, the NBC affiliate in Richmond. McCloud, who has spent the past three years as a reporter at WTVM in Columbus, Ga., announced the news on his blog:

During my time at WTVM I have had the chance to better my skills, make some lifelong friends and be a member on the team of one of the stations I grew up watching. I want to thank all of you for inviting me into your homes (through television of course), sharing your stories and teaching me so much not just about myself but about life. I won’t say goodbye because Columbus, Georgia will always be my home.

Parker Slaybaugh Headed to WRIC

Parker Slaybaughreporter and video journalist for WSET, has announced he is leaving the Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA, ABC affiliate to work as a reporter/fill-in anchor for ABC affiliate WRIC in Richmond, VA.

He told viewers on facebook, “Thank you to everyone who has supported me during my time here at WSET, and special thanks to those who took a chance in hiring me fresh out of college. Thank you to all of our viewers who have trusted me and my colleagues as your source for news. I hope I have served the Central Virginia Community well.”

Slaybaugh was hired at WSET two years ago from Liberty University where he majored in video broadcasting.

He also said on his facebook page, his last day at WSET will be September 22.

Raycom Media Promotes Nancy Kent-Smith, Frank Jones

Raycom Media has promoted Nancy Kent-Smith and Frank Jones in Richmond, Va.

Kent-Smith, who has been news director of WWBT-WUPW, Raycom’s NBC and CW affiliates in Richmond, will become the company’s regional news director. In her new role, she will have oversight of WWBT-WUPW as well as WOIO-WUAB in Cleveland, WTOL-WUPW in Toledo, WXIX in Cincinnatti, KOLD in Tucscon, WTNZ in Knoxville and WFLX in West Palm Beach.

As Kent-Smith transitions into her new role, she will be replaced at WWBT-WUPW by Jones, who joined the stations in 1992 as a producer. He has served as executive news producer and, most recently, assistant news director.

“We have an amazing group of people here at NBC12 and this is a great opportunity. It is a competitive market and I couldn’t ask for a better staff,” Jones said in a statement. “They are dedicated and determined and I look forward to my new role leading Richmond’s number one news team.”

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