Barnes retired in 1997. “Dave was the consummate professional,” said former WWL anchor Angela Hill. “But more than that, I’ll remember Dave for the loving and caring person he was and for always being a perfect gentleman.”
“Yuna’s anchoring and field reporting experience is a perfect fit for our team”KHBS-KHOG news director Greg Shepperd said in a statement. “Her versatility will enhance 40/29 News’ commitment to thoroughly cover the entire market.”
Falzone, a native of Harper Woods in the Detroit area, said she’s looking forward to the new assignment beginning Thursday.
“I am very excited to join the morning team and am looking forward to the sunrises that will come with the early wake up call,” Falzone said. “The fun, energetic atmosphere the morning team has created is one-of-a-kind in West Michigan, and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”
“After 37 years of reporting for WLOS News 13, I am pleased to announce I will retire September 30th,” Barber wrote on his facebook page. “Pleased, because I am blessed to have spent an entire career at a job where every morning I woke up and said, “Oh boy!”
The Asheville, N.C. ABC affiliate wrote on its website, “We wish Sherrill and his family well, as they enjoy more time exploring the mountains, which he loves.”
As a young reporter, Sherrill covered the first ever Bele Chere festival in 1978 in Asheville. He has extensively followed the career of Montreat evangelist Billy Graham, traveling with Graham to crusades in Russia, Hong Kong, California, Florida, Texas and South Carolina. He has covered every major story in the mountains over the years, including flooding, the apple crop and elections. As a Polk County native, his knowledge of the area has been a tremendous asset to our news operation.
Until a permanent replacement is named, Lisa Chavarria, Melody Mendez and Tisha Lewis will rotate filling in on Fox 32’s Saturday and Sunday newscasts alongside Larry Yellen.
It would be unconscionably cruel to recount the multitude of mistakes Helms made during her brief tenure as anchor. She clearly lacked the performance skills, journalistic experience or knowledge of current events to handle the job when Fox 32 news director Tom Doerr brought on the Dallas native and 2009 graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
Helms, a former intern at the station, arrived from Fox affiliate WSVN in Miami.
Burton is heading to WJLA in Washington, D.C.
I’d be lying if I said that Bob got off to a great start at KATV.
Bob joined us in the middle of the 2011 football season. His first big assignment was the Conway-Cabot football game. This match-up between two tradition rich programs was supposed to be our main highlight game. If Bob had the final call, we wouldn’t have any highlights of that game on the news that night. Read more
Jere Gish, news anchor at Harrisburg NBC affiliate WGAL, is a fan of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” a competition that puts athletes through an intense obstacle course. Gish, eager to earn the title “American Ninja News Anchor,” teamed up with one of the show’s contestants to give the obstacle course a try.
Gish cleared the cliffhanger wall, the floating boards and the salmon ladder. Then, he met his match in the “warped wall”:
“You’re got to be fearless,” Chris said. “You have to lean back, which is terrifying, because it’s a 14-foot wall, you’re running up pretty high, you lean back, your steps are running with the wall, then at the end you’ve got to pop and really reach for the top.”
(Jere was able to make up it the 12-foot wall as a warmup, but came up short on the 14-foot wall, where he pulled a calf muscle.)
And that’s the way my day ended, with an injury. Time to head back to the safety of my couch.
In a statement, NBC News President Deborah Turness described Jones as “an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team.”
In March, Jones told viewers she was leaving Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF to be with her kids. She started at WTXF in 2005 as a general assignment reporter. She has also worked at KOKI in Tulsa and WICS in Springfield, Illinois.
She told viewers the news on her facebook page, “So….some news. I’ve left KTLA Morning News,” wrote Mc Kay. “If I made you smile along the way, then that made my 2:30 am wake up worth it. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart for allowing me be a little part of your morning routine these last 6 years.”
According to her station bio, Mac Kay has worked “all over the country–from Salt Lake City to Sacramento to New York City.”
Heap joins co-anchor Kathy Park on the weekend anchor desk.