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On the Move, 6/6/13

Mark Greenblatt, a former national correspondent for ABC News in New York, has joined The E.W. Scripps Co. as national investigative correspondent.

Meteorologist Alexandra Wilson has joined The Weather Channel in Atlanta. She most recently worked at WHNS in Greenville, S.C.

After 13 years at CNN, Jacqui Jeras returns to local television as a morning meteorologist for WJLA in Washington, D.C.

Bill Kelly has joined WSYX in Columbus as chief meteorologist. Previously, Kelly servied in the same role at KHQ in Spokane. Read more

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WAVY Announces Weekday Evening Anchor Moves

WAVY, the NBC affiliate for Hampton Roads, VA, has announced changes to its weekday evening anchor lineup.

Nicole Livas (pictured left) joins Tom Schaad for the 6:00 p.m. and and 11:00 p.m. news, filling the co-anchor chair left vacant by the retirement of Alveta Ewell in February.  Livas and Schaad will continue to anchor the 5:00 p.m. news on WAVY and the 10:00 p.m. news on FOX affiliate WVBT.

“Our new anchor lineup continues our commitment to bringing high quality journalism to our audience every day,” said WAVY news director Jim Gilchriest in a statement. “Nicole, Tom, Stephanie, and Anita, as well as Chief Meteorologist Don Slater and Sports Director Bruce Rader anchor an experienced team of journalists in the WAVY newsroom who are dedicated to finding and presenting important, relevant, and compelling news and information that Hampton Roads viewers have come to expect from 10 On Your Side.” Read more

Oklahoma City’s KOCO Shuffles Morning Anchors

Oklahoma City’s KOCO is shaking up the weekday morning anchor team.

Maggie Stokes and Wendell Edwards have been named anchors of the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast, replacing Anita Blanton and Mat Garcia. Stokes and Edwards debuted this morning.

“Maggie and Wendell are great journalists dedicated to serving Oklahoma viewers,” KOCO president and general manager Brent Hensley said in a statement. “We look forward to their continued growth and success in their new roles with the station.” Read more

As Snow Hit, Oklahoma City Stations Blanketed the Area with Local Coverage

As a blizzard swept through Oklahoma in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City stations were there to greet it.

KWTV was the first to begin its local news coverage. The CBS-affiliate began at 3:50 a.m., 40 minutes earlier than its regular start time.

ABC-affiliate KOCO and Fox-affiliate KOKH began at 4:00 a.m. For KOCO, that was a half-hour early; for KOKH, it was a full hour.

NBC-affiliate KFOR was the only station not to make an early start, opening its newscast at the the regularly scheduled time of 4:30 a.m. Read more