“While I am extremely excited about this new endeavor, leaving Wichita will truly be bittersweet. I have made many great friends here over the years and I will miss them all greatly,” Rudd wrote on Facebook. “…I have learned so much, in so many different ways, while working in Wichita. I’m eager to see what the future holds.”
“We are happy to have a meteorologist like Erica joining The Weather Authority team at Local 12,” WKRC news director Kirk Varner said in a statement. “Her experience in forecasting the weather for our part of the country makes her a great addition to what is now the largest team of broadcast meteorologists in the Tri-State.”
Collura, who started her career at WHIO, will work on the WKRC 4:00 p.m. news and the 10:00 p.m. news on the digital CW subchannel.
“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.
“For more than a decade meteorologist Ted Pretty has brightened your mornings as part of the FOX5 morning news team,” said news director Adam Bradshaw in a statement. “Tonight, Ted takes a major step in his career as he becomes the chief meteorologist for FOX5.”
The NBC affiliate posted double-digit ratings gains in all newscasts during September except at noon, versus the same month in 2012. Buchman first appeared Sept. 3. She reports the weather weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The IBJ also said CBS affiliate WISH has seen the opposite movement for its 6:00 p.m. news with ratings dropping by 31 percent. Ratings for WTHR in the same time-slot have risen by 14 percent over September of last year. Read more
Christensen joins WLS from KFOR, the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City. He made his debut Saturday morning on the 6 and 8 a.m. newscasts, which are anchored by Stacy Baca. He replaces Mark Bishop, who left in June to join WZTV in Nashville.
Before joining KFOR, Christensen worked at KLBK, the CBS affiliate in Lubbock, Texas.
“I want to thank all of you who have watched me grow over the last 3 years,” Collura told viewers on facebook. “I cannot thank you enough for inviting me into your home to watch me bring you the weather and some additional knowledge, good or bad. I will miss this area and you.”
Collura started her career at WHIO in August 2010. Sunday will be her last day at WHIO.
Haney walked on set and started picking pieces of what he thought were Grape Nuts off the news set floor. “They taste like shoes.” said Haney. “I don’t think those were Grape Nuts.”
He was right. “Ladies and gentleman. Those were not Grape Nuts I ate,” Haney told viewers. “My cat threw up and I must have stepped in it and that’s what I ate. I ate cat vomit.”
He then chose to tweet the event out to more people:
I just ate cat vomit, I thought it was grape nuts! Omg!!!
— Scot Haney (@ScotHaney3) October 9, 2013
“One week from today, I will be saying farewell to Buffalo. I am going to work in medical device sales for a company near Seattle, Washington,” she wrote on Facebook Monday. “…It’s a bittersweet move, but a step in the right direction, and I will miss WNY and all of you.”
Wrobel has worked at stations in North Carolina, St. Louis and Rochester, as well as WIVB in Buffalo. [h/t The Buffalo News]
“I’m thrilled to be able to work in an area as challenging, weather wise, as Maine, and excited to work with a weather staff with such vast knowledge and experience. But perhaps the best part for me, personally, is that I get to stay right here in New England – it’s where I grew up and call ‘home,’” Burnett told TVSpy.