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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.

Julie Grauert Joins WPIX From Rival WNYW

Julie Grauert is joining WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, as a morning traffic reporter and evening general assignment reporter. Her first day at the station will be May 13.

Grauert comes from rival WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City. She has previously worked at KPTV-KPDX in Portland, Ore. and KNBN in Rapid City, S.D.

“Julie has a strong local news background. She brings a reporter’s inquisitiveness to traffic coverage, and that will benefit our viewers,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement.

WJLA Adds Traffic Reporting to Partnership with Local Radio Station

Washington, D.C. ABC station WJLA and local news radio station WTOP have already teamed up to deliver news and weather reports to local viewers and listeners.  Soon, the two media outlets will share traffic reporting as well.

Starting tomorrow, WJLA reporter Amanda Meadows will deliver traffic updates from the WTOP “Glass enclosed nerve center” six times an hour between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. weekdays. Between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m., Meadows will report twice an hour.

“Viewers can plan their commute by watching [Good Morning Washington] and then continue with WTOP’s radio reports when they are in the car or on the Metro,” WJLA news director Doug Culver told TVSpy. Read more

Atlanta Traffic Reporter Arrested for DUI

Elle Duncan, morning traffic reporter for Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA was arrested for DUI over the weekend.

“I am greatly embarrassed for my actions early Sunday morning,” said Duncan in a statement posted to the station website. “I have been reminded — in a very difficult way – that any amount of alcohol can impair us. I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my fans, our community, and my 11Alive family.”

WXIA added, “We are relieved that no one was injured and will be giving Elle the time she needs to deal with this personal incident.” Read more

WTXF’s Kacie McDonnell: The ‘Little Sister’ of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Kacie McDonnell, the morning traffic reporter on Philadelphia Fox O&O WTXF, talks to the Philadelphia Daily News about her career. Despite WTXF being her first job in television, McDonnell said she has been “accepted with open arms” by the “Good Day Philadelphia” team:

She said that her lack of experience has never been an issue with the “Good Day” team headed up by anchors Sheinelle Jones, Mike Jerrick and Karen Hepp.

“There has not been an ounce of any bad feelings or ill will, not at all,” she said. “They accepted me with open arms. I’m kind of like the little sister of the group. We’re totally a family.

“Definitely, there was something to prove, being right out of college, but I think slowly, and with the help of everyone at the station – on air and behind the scenes – I’m starting to figure out who I am on a professional level.”

WABC Traffic Reporter Named Spokesman for Website Fighting Parking Tickets

Joe Nolan, traffic reporter for New York ABC owned station WABC, has been named the face of ParkingTicket.com.

“It’s a perfect fit,” Nolan said in a statement. “I’ve been helping people navigate the streets of New York City since 1979 and I’m proud be lending a hand to ParkingTicket.com which puts up a fight for the average Joe, the man or woman who’s put in the often difficult position of driving AND parking, two of the most challenging things New Yorkers can attempt.”

ParkingTicket.com is a website billing itself as an advocate for those fighting parking tickets. The company also pledges to help simplify parking rules seen as “confusing, arbitrary and contradictory.” Read more

KFOX Adds Traffic Reporter Lissette Garcia

Lissette Garcia is joining El Paso Fox affiliate KFOX as a traffic reporter, according to the El Paso Times.

Garcia, who is Miss Florida 2011, previously worked as an associate producer and traffic anchor at WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami. She replaces Kandolite Flores, who left the station to join the Humane Society of El Paso.

Garcia began at KFOX on Monday.

Houston Police Arrest Man For Stalking KPRC Traffic Anchor Jennifer Reyna

Houston police have arrested a man accused of stalking KPRC traffic anchor Jennifer Reyna, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Christopher Olson was arrested Wednesday in his apartment. His bail was set at $80,000. Olson, who has been trailing Reyna since September and has tried to approach her in the station parking lot, violated a 2007 court order that prohibited him from having contact with her.

In 2007, Olson drove his car through the front doors of the station twice, causing $5,000 worth of damage.

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