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Jazmin Bailey Joins WESH From WHSV

jazmin baileyJazmin Bailey is joining Orlando NBC affiliate WESH as a traffic reporter, the Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker reports.

Bailey arrives in Orlando from Harrisonburg, Va., where she has produced and anchored the early morning show at WHSV since October 2011. Before that, she worked at WILX in Lansing, Mich.

Boedeker reports Bailey will make her on-air debut on November 25, replacing Michelle Wargo, who will sign off on November 22.

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KOCO Traffic Reporter Signs Off

calderon_kocoRachel Calderon, traffic reporter for Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO, signed off from the station this morning.

Calderon tweeted, “Gonna miss moments like this. Today’s my last day w/ #koconews. Change can be tough but #DaringGreatly.” You can also watch Calderon’s on set goodbye by clicking here. KOCO’s website doesn’t support embedding video.

Calderon started he career at KGWN in Cheyenne, WY. She has also worked as weekend anchor and reporter at WILX in Lansing, MI, and at WXMI in Grand Rapids, MI. She was also a field producer for NBC Sports at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Olessa Stepanova Leaving Hartford for Boston’s WCVB

stepanova_wfsbWFSB‘s Olessa Stepanova is headed to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.

A station spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy, the morning traffic reporter for the Meredith owned Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate is leaving in January when her contract expires.

Stepanova started her career at News 12 Long Island and has also worked for NY1.

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Telemundo Los Angeles Adds Estafania Iglesias as Weather and Traffic Reporter

iglesias_telemundo_croppedEstafania Iglesias has joined Telemundo Los Angeles/KVEA as morning weather and traffic reporter.

She joins anchors Dunia Elvir and Julio Vaqueiro on the expanded Noticiero Telemundo 52, Buenos Dias Los Angeles. The show runs from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday to Friday.

“Estefania brings a fresh and fun approach to the traffic and weather segments, which are very important to our community,” Celia Chavez, president and general manager of Telemundo 52/KVEA said in a statement. “She’s a great addition to the newscast team.”

Iglesias started her career as a host for America TV in Argentina. She has also worked at E! Entertainment Latin America. Most recently she was a weather and entertainment reporter for KRCA in Los Angeles.

Jerry Carnes Named Interim ‘Commuter Dude’ at WXIA in Atlanta

jerry carnesJerry Carnes will temporarily shift into the morning transportation reporter role at WXIA, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Rodney Ho reports.

WXIA’s former “Commuter Dude,” John Gerard, recently moved to sister station WATL as the promotion manager. Carnes, who has worked at WXIA since 1988, will be the “Commuter Dude” at least through the end of the year, according to a post on his Facebook page.

“I will be working early mornings working to fix commuter problems– potholes, missing traffic signs, awkward intersections, and the like. I’ll be holding public officials accountable when these issues linger,” Carnes wrote. “I’m nervous and enthusiastic and eager to get started.”

Ho reports WXIA is in the middle of a nationwide search for a permanent replacement.

Traffic Reporter Denise Johnson Joins WXIX

Former WCPO traffic reporter Denise Johnson is joining rival WXIX, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Johnson parted ways with WCPO, the Cincinnati ABC affiliate, last year. “I’m very excited about being back on the air. I have kept myself busy for 1-1/2 years, doing a lot of different things. I didn’t realize how much I missed it,” Johnson told the Enquirer.

She will make her official debut on the Fox affiliate September 1. She replaces Stephanie Woods, who is leaving the station and moving to Philadelphia.

Traffic Reporter Allyson Powell Joins WYFF

Traffic reporter Allyson Powell is joining WYFF, Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C.

“Allyson brings a host of news reporting and anchoring experience to the traffic reporting position,” news director Bruce Barkley said in a statement. “We’re happy to have someone joining the WYFF 4 News team who knows our area and who is so familiar with our community.”

Powell has previously worked as a traffic reporter at KOSA in Midland, Texas and as a sports reporter at Comcast Sports in San Francisco. She will appear on both the morning and evening newscasts at WYFF.

Dorothy Krysiuk Says Goodbye to WCVB

Morning traffic reporter Dorothy Krysiuk said goodbye to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB on Tuesday.

On her last day, Krysiuk was given a surprise farewell message from the Boston MBTA and the Massachusetts DOT, “Attention Channel 5 viewers. Dorothy is departing,” said a voice in what sounded like a mass transit station announcement. “Mass DOT and the MBTA would like to thank her for giving viewers and our customers an inside look at our operations during her time at Channel 5.  Good luck at your next stop.”

Krysiuk was employed by Westwood One, which produces the traffic report for WCVB. She started her career at Philadelphia’s NBC owned station WCAU. She also worked at Philadelphia’s FOX owned station WTXF before coming to WCVB.

The station set up a photo gallery of her last newscast. Click here to view.

Traffic Reporter Susan Isaacs Joins WDSU

Susan Isaacs has joined WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, as a traffic reporter.

Isaacs has spent the past two years as a reporter for Louisiana Media Company, appearing as the morning traffic reporter on New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE. Her move to WDSU coincides with an upgrade to the traffic systems at the NBC affiliate.

“Susan’s knowledge of area roadways and her ability to gather information that will help viewers get to their destinations in a timely manner is yet another reason to watch WDSU News This Morning,” WDSU news director Jonathan Shelley said in a statement.

Alexis Smith Ready For KIRO Traffic Debut

Alexis Smith‘s first day on-air as KIRO morning traffic reporter was informally announced on twitter by meteorologist Brian Monahan.

Monahan tweeted a shot of Smith (pictured right) practicing for her Monday morning debut. “Well welcome @AlexisASmith to our team on Monday.. Rehearsing this morning! #goteam @KIRO7Seattle.”

KIRO news director Bob Jordan confirmed the move with TVSpy. Smith joined the Seattle CBS affiliate from Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA.

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