“I spent a few months in Boston freelancing, getting a taste of a “big-market” environment,” said Leslie. “Now I get to come down to Charlotte and be a part of a station starting from the ground up. It’s apparent, just a couple days in, that Fox does things the “right way.”
Johnson, who graduated from Ball State University in 2000, was joined on set by the school’s mascot Charlie Cardinal who said nothing at all.
“This was a dream come true having a job working as a sportscaster in Indianapolis,” said Johnson. “I couldn’t think of a better place.”
Johnson, who had worked at WXIN for nine years, told viewers he was staying in Indianapolis to produce pregame shows for the Indiana Pacers on FOX Sports Indiana.
You can see a video the station put together for Johnson after the jump. Read more
“Darrell’s presentation has always been about more than just scores and highlights,” WTVC news director Tom Henderson said in a statement. “He is a talented and enthusiastic sports storyteller.”
Patterson started at WTVC in 1974 as a part-timer and credits his longevity to advice he got early in his career to treat the camera as a real person.
“Since being given that advice,” said Patterson. “I’ve always imagined the camera as my younger brother, Panky, in Athens. I imagine myself talking to him, figuring if he can understand what I’m trying to say, anyone can. Panky has never understood that that’s a compliment, by the way!” Read more
“After working at CBS11 & TXA21 for more than eight years, I have some exciting news. I am moving on to pursue new entrepreneurial projects that I will share with you in the near future,” Miller announced on her facebook page. “I hope to return to a TV near you soon. Until then, please keep in touch.”
Miller, whose bio has been removed from the station’s website, also hosted The Fan Sports Show on digital independent channel KTXA and anchored the pre and postgame shows for the station’s Texas Rangers broadcasts on Friday nights. Read more
After their 24-31 win against Big Ten Conference rival the Wisconsin Badgers, Buckeyes players and coaches gave Dom Tiberi, the WBNS sportscaster who recently returned to work after his daughter was killed in a car crash, a show of support that left the anchor for the CBS affiliate speechless.
One by one on their way back to the locker room, they stopped, reached out and embraced Tiberi. After it was all done, Tiberi said, “Whoah. That was amazing,” put his headset back on and let out a sigh.
He thanked viewers, friends and colleagues for their support. “It’s never going to be the same. A little piece of me died,” said Tiberi with support from his co-anchors on set. He later added, “We’re going to try to make a positive out of this and thanks for sticking with me.”
Tiberi’s daughter, Maria Elizabeth Tiberi died after her car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer the night of September 17.
Ohio State University honored Maria with a moment of silence before the start of the Buckeye’s game with Florida A&M last Saturday.
Emily Austen is not only moving across country, she’s also moving from local television to the NBA.
According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the weekend sports anchor and reporter for Amarillo, TX, NBC and FOX affiliate KAMR-KCIT has recently been added as a web reporter for the professional men’s basketball team, the Boston Celtics.
Austen said she’s not exactly sure what she’ll be doing but told the Globe-News, “I think my job will be interviewing the Celtics players and helping put up media coverage of the website. That should be fun.”
Before coming to KAMR-KCIT in February 2012, she was a producer at the Golf Channel in Orlando, FL.
“I’m kind of still in shock,” Austen added. “I think it’s finally hit me I’m leaving Amarillo but it hasn’t hit me I’m moving to Boston.”
Charleston CBS affiliate WCSC reports Mt. Pleasant police pulled Nugent over after seeing his car hit the center median. He was given a field sobriety test after Police say he exhibited slurred speech, glassy eyes and was slow to respond to questions and instructions.
Charleston’s The Post and Courier reports Nugent’s license was suspended after he declined a blood alcohol test.
WCSC reports a judge has set Nugent’s bond at $1,000.
TVSpy has contacted WCIV for comment. We will update when we hear back.
Gunter, an Alabama native, joins WSFA from WLBT in Jackson, where he has worked as weekend sports anchor since 2010. He made his debut on WSFA Thursday.
Gunter replaces Derek Steyer, who left WSFA after 14 years to join WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio.
Using the theme music from the show that aired between 1989 and 1998, Lefkoe sprinkled 41 “Seinfeld” references throughout his 11:00 p.m. Sunday night sports report. For his effort, all he got was a ‘slow clap’ and an attempted ‘Elaine Dance’ from co-anchor Chelsea Rabideau.
Lefkoe told TVSpy he’s planning on doing more themed sportscasts, which he’s branded #Sportcast, a concept he’s developed where he crowd-sources ideas for his weekend report. On his Tumblr page, he said he does it to engage his audience.
“Simply throw out a question on social media and farm the results,” Lefkoe said on his Tumblr page. “If no one responds, welp, just do your normal sportscast. If they reach out, embrace them. The return is a wonderful exchange of ideas.” Read more