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WFLD Adds Alexa Helms as Weekend Anchor

helmsAlexa Helms will be joining WFLD as a weekend anchor.

Robert Feder, who first reported the news, writes Helms was once an intern at the Chicago FOX owned station and will be taking the spot vacated by Amara Walker in December.

Helms last worked as a reporter at WSVN in Miami. She has also worked at KTSM-KDBC in El Paso, TX.

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On the Move, 5/28/14

Amara Walker joins CNNI as an anchor and a reporter. Previously, she worked at WFLD in Chicago.

Arnold Diaz joins WPIX in New York City from rival WNYW.

Liz Dahlem joins WNYW as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she worked at WVIT in Hartford-New Haven.

Mark Kelly has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at KPIX in San Francisco. Read more

Former WFLD Anchor Amara Walker Joins CNN International

walker_wfld_croppedFormer WFLD anchor Amara Walker is joining CNN International, Chicago media reporter Robert Feder reports.

Walker signed off from WFLD, the Fox-owned station in Chicago, in December. During her year and a half there, she anchored the weekend evening newscasts and reported during the week. Before that, she worked at WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in Miami.

Walker left WFLD to move to Atlanta for her husband’s job. She has been working for CNNI and CNN U.S. on a freelance basis for the past several months.

Amara Walker Leaving Chicago’s WFLD

walker_wfld_croppedAmara Walker is leaving Chicago FOX owned station WFLD, a FOX spokesperson has confirmed with TVSpy.

The Chicago Tribune reports Walker is following her husband who is moving out of town for a new job.

Walker started anchoring for WFLD in October 2012. She came to Chicago from WTVJ in Miami and started her career at KMIR in Palm Springs, CA.

WFLD Shuffles Anchors on Weekend, Noon Newscasts

WFLD, the Fox O&O in Chicago, is making changes to its weekday and weekend newscasts.

Amara Walker, who has been freelancing for the station, has been named co-anchor of the weekend evening newscasts beginning October 6. Walker joins Larry Yellen, who previously anchored solo.

General assignment reporter Darlene Hill (pictured) also gets a promotion at WFLD. Beginning October 7, Hill joins Mike Flannery as co-host of “Fox Chicago Sunday.” Dane Placko will step away from the political affairs program to expand his investigative reporting and contribute to the weekday newscasts.

“Darlene’s years of experience reporting from Chicago neighborhoods, courthouses, and institutions give her a wealth of knowledge that complement Mike’s political expertise,” news director Phyllis Schwartz told TVSpy in a statement. Read more