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Archives: June 2012

VIDEO: WSVN’s Kevin Ozebek Has a Run-In with the Most Awkward Reporter in the World

When WSVN reporter Kevin Ozebek went to cover the Miami Heat championship parade, he definitely didn’t expect to become part of a viral video from the most awkward man in the world.

YouTube auteur Kyle has developed a large following for his excruciatingly awkward reporting, and Ozebek found himself competing for an interview with Kyle’s shotgun mic at the parade.  It didn’t go too well (run-in begins around 1:04 mark).

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TV Jobs: WLUK, WTNH & WCTX, KOAA

This week, WLUK is hiring a director of sales, while WTNH and WCTX are in need of a local sales manager. KOAA is seeking a graphic artist, and OneMinuteNews.com is on the hunt for a millennial correspondent/anchor. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Dave Price Stops By WNYW’s ‘Good Day New York’

On Greg Kelly‘s last day as “Good Day New York” co-anchor, Dave Price stopped by WNYW to get some advice from his predecessor.

“You are in extremely good company, and I think you’re going to have a blast,” Kelly told Price, gesturing to co-anchor Rosanna Scotto. “Treat her well.”

Price will return to the New York City Fox O&O as Scotto’s co-anchor on Monday. Kelly is moving to the evening anchor desk at WNYW. Video of Price’s visit is inside… Read more

Former KVOA, KMIZ Reporter Savannah Guthrie Named ‘Today’ Co-Host

NBC made it official today: Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the “Today” show, one day after Ann Curry ended her year-long tenure as Matt Lauer‘s sidekick.

Guthrie, a native of Tucson, spent the early part of her career moving up the local market ladder.  She worked as a reporter at KMIZ in Columbia, MO and later at KVOA in Tucson, before attending law school.

“As soon as Savannah joined NBC News she was a standout,” “Today” executive producer Jim Bell said.  “She has a one-of-a-kind combination of sharp wit and approachability, and our viewers value her journalistic skills and legal background just as much as her humor and charm.”  Read more at TVNewser

WWL Adds Investigative Reporter David Hammer, Says Goodbye to Longtime Reporter Jill Hezeau

New Orleans CBS-affiliate WWL is welcoming David Hammer and saying goodbye to Jill Hezeau.

Hammer comes to WWL from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he has been a reporter since 2006. He will join the station as an investigative reporter later this year.

“David’s record of breaking big stories and producing award-winning work is no secret to anyone to pays attention to the news in New Orleans,” news director Bill Siegel said in a statement. “He will bring groundbreaking long-form journalism to our website, while providing informative and innovative reports on our newscasts.” Read more

KCBS Erroneously Reports ‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel

Los Angeles CBS O&O KCBS posted some exciting news on its website Thursday for fans of White Russians and the Coen brothers: a sequel to the 1998 cult hit “The Big Lebowski” was set to begin filming in October.

KCBS excitedly reported the return of “The Dude,” sourcing the story to the Examiner, only to eventually find out that the report was based on a hoax (and not a very complex one at that).

KCBS based its article on an Examiner post written by a guy whose title is Phoenix Cannabis Culture Examiner, and who runs a blog called WeedGeist.  His story, in turn, appears to have been taken from a post on the website Super Official News with the byline “The Ass Press.” Read more

VIDEO: Greg Kelly Says Goodbye to ‘Good Day NY’

Greg Kelly said an emotional goodbye to the WNYW morning crew on his last “Good Day New York” this morning (video inside). Beginning next week, Kelly will be moving to the evening anchor desk at the New York City Fox O&O.

“My life changed a couple of times in this room, as you know,” Kelly said to co-anchor Rosanna Scotto at the end of the show. “I thank you again for being there for me when the times were tough.”

“Listen, it’s not like you’re going to Siberia,” Scotto joked. “You’re going to the 10 o’clock news! People aspire their lives to go to the 1o o’clock news.”  Read more

WYES General Manager Randall Feldman to Retire

Randall Feldman, the general manager of New Orleans PBS station WYES, will retire at the end of the year, the station announced yesterday.

Feldman has been the GM at WYES for 22 years. He has spent his entire career in public television, including at stations in Harlingen, TX, New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Indiana.

“I am proud of what the Board and staff have accomplished during this time. It has been an exciting journey,” he said in a statement. “I am committed to working with the Board to implement the smoothest possible succession.” [via New Orleans Times-Picayune]

Todd Walker Leaving Anchorage for Denver

KTUU morning anchor Todd Walker is leaving Anchorage for a reporter/MMJ job at KUSA in Denver. His first day is set for August 6th.

“I’ve watched KUSA from afar for years, I’m incredibly excited to join the team,” Walker said.

A graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Walker got his start at Anchorage NBC-affiliate KTUU before moving on to KTVA, the market’s CBS-affiliate. Walker returned to KTUU in 2010 and, since then, he has been anchoring the station’s top-rated morning newscast.

Kira Klapper Says Goodbye to KHSL-KNVN

After two years at KHSL-KNVN in Chico, Kira Klapper anchored her final broadcast yesterday.

Klapper anchors the weekday evening newscasts with Alan Marsden. She said on last night’s newscast that she is moving to San Francisco to be closer to her family.

“I keep thinking I’m crazy to move on,” Klapper said. “Why am I leaving such a good thing? But I feel like this is the time to take a risk, and hopefully someday it will pay off.” Video of her goodbye inside… Read more

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