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Raleigh Anchor Tells Viewers Santa ‘Made Up’

wtvd_santaParents of kids young enough to still believe in Santa Claus living in the Raleigh-Durham market were left scrambling to undo what WTVD anchor Anna Laurel did during the ABC owned station’s 4:00 p.m. newscast yesterday.

While tossing to meteorologist Chris Hohmann after a story about a school denying a black student the opportunity to be Santa, anchor Anna Laurel told viewers, “Hide your ears, but the Santa of today is made up.”

The station responded to comments on its facebook page by writing, “We obviously struck a raw nerve during our Santa story at 4 pm. We will be more mindful of our 4 pm audience in the future.”

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On the Move, 12/10/12

Sheldon Dutes joins WNBC in New York from WBAL in Baltimore. At WNBC, Dutes will be a reporter.

Cory Hepola joins Comcast SportsNet in Houston from KVUE in Austin.

Reporter Elizabeth Dinh returns to her hometown of Dallas as she joins KTVT. Previously, she worked at KOMO in Seattle. Read more

Anchor Anna Laurel Leaving KMPH For WTVD

Anna Laurel is leaving KMPH in Fresno for WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, according to the Fresno Bee.

Laurel, the weeknight anchor at KMPH, has worked at the Fresno Fox affiliate since 2009. She joins WTVD, the ABC O&O in Raleigh-Durham, after the November sweeps period.

KMPH general manager Jack Peck told the Fresno Bee that he is looking nationwide for Laurel’s replacement.

KMPH Anchors Unexpectedly Land in Trailer for ‘Battle: Los Angeles’

Anchors Monty Torres and Anna Laurel of Fresno’s KMPH unexpectedly landed a spot in the trailer for upcoming blockbuster “Battle: Los Angeles” (video above).

The movie’s producers contacted the Fox-affiliate after seeing Torres and Laurel’s original broadcast on YouTube and asked if they could purchase the clip, according to the Fresno Bee.

“Neither Anna nor I knew we were going to be in one of the movie’s trailers until some of our colleagues, friends, told us they were seeing it on television,” Torres said. Read more