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Sean Maroney Named WNCN Evening Anchor

maroney_wncnRaleigh, NC, NBC affiliate WNCN has named Sean Maroney evening anchor.

Maroney will anchor alongside Melanie Sanders at 6:00 p.m., Pam Saulsby at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. and chief meteorologist Wes Hohenstein at 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m.

“Sean hit the ground running the moment he joined our team,” WNCN director of content Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. “He is the embodiment of our brand — smart, creative, compassionate and hard-working.”

Before coming to WNCN in May 2013, Maroney worked for Voice of America.

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WNCN Political Reporter Kim Gernardo to Join Governor McCrory’s Office

WNCN political reporter Kim Gernardo is leaving the Raleigh-Durham NBC affiliate for a job as the director of communications for North Carolina governor Pat McCrory.

Gernardo has worked at WNCN for 14 years. She will begin in her new role on Wednesday.

“She has made a mark in this community by making it her business to know the Legislature inside and out,” news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. “We wish Kim well in her new endeavor.”

Jim Romenesko points out that Gerado sat down with McCrory for a one-on-one interview two weeks ago.

Pam Saulsby Joins WNCN as Evening Anchor

Raleigh-Durham NBC-affiliate WNCN will have a new evening co-anchor next month: Pam Saulsby, until last year was an anchor at rival station WRAL.

Saulsby signed off from WRAL last year after 20 years with the CBS-affiliate. In her new role at WNCN, she will co-anchor the 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Penn Holderness (pictured with Saulsby) and chief meteorologist Wes Hohenstein, as well as produce reports for the station.

“We are thrilled to have Pam join our team,” news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. “Her deep roots and passion for storytelling in this community make her an outstanding choice. Penn and Pam are a dynamic duo committed to the things that truly matter and helping people everyday.”

WNCN to Host Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

WNCN, the NBC-affiliate in Raleigh, will host a Democratic gubernatorial debate tonight.

The hourlong debate, presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, will be moderated by political reporter Kim Gernardo. It will air at 8 p.m. on WNCN and stream live on the station’s website.

“Our commitment is to provide voters with as much information about where each candidate stands on the issues that impact their lives on a daily basis so that they can make smart and informed decisions,”  news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. Read more

Phil Sanchez Joins WNCN As Morning Anchor

Phil Sanchez will start next week as the morning co-anchor on WNCN, the NBC-affiliate in Raleigh-Durham.

Sanchez joins WNCN from WISH in Indianapolis, where he was a reporter and weekend anchor. “Phil routinely scooped his competition,” WNCN news director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a statement. “He brings energy, passion and a relentless desire to help our team grow stronger.”

He will join the current morning team of anchor Sharon Tazewell, meteorologist Bill Reh and traffic reporter Page Crawford on the newscast, which airs from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays.

After the jump, watch a promo spot of Sanchez and Tazewell. Read more

Andrea Parquet-Taylor Returns to Raleigh to Lead WNCN’s Newsroom

Andrea Parquet-Taylor has been tapped to lead the news department at Raleigh’s WNCN. Parquet-Taylor is a veteran of the market, having previously worked as news director for rival station WRAL.

“Andrea is a strategic thinker who has successfully built news operations, developed award-winning investigative teams and built strong breaking news and severe weather coverage systems,” said WNCN vice president and general manager Brad Moses in announcing the move. “She has a passion for journalism and understands it is important to produce great storytelling in a multiple-platform environment.  We’re excited to have her lead our news operation.”

Parquet-Taylor comes to the NBC-affiliate from Houston’s KHOU, where she recently worked as assistant news director. After her previous stop in Raleigh, she served as news director of WXYZ in Detroit.

Her first day will be May 2nd.