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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

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WHDH’s Anne Allred Leaving Boston for St. Louis

After six years at WHDH, morning anchor Anne Allred is saying goodbye to the Boston NBC affiliate.

“The last five and a half years working with Anne have been wonderful,” Adam Williams said as he introduced a tribute to Allred Friday (video above). “Anne’s going to be heading back to St Louis to work for the NBC station out there, to be closer to family and loved ones.” Read more

Reporting on the Red Sox Collapse, Boston Stations Feel City’s Pain

Boston stations spent significant time this morning reporting on the Boston Red Sox, who were shut out of the postseason last night in a late-inning loss that completed a painful September slide, leaving sports-obsessed Boston in mourning.

“Red Sox fans waking up with broken hearts and massive headaches as hopes of the postseason are long gone,” WFXT anchor Gene Lavanchy said soberly at the top of the 6:30 a.m. broadcast.

WBZ‘s David Robichaud and WCVB‘s Kelly Tuthill (who described her live shot as “like the weather — it’s dreary, it’s damp, it’s miserable”) were at Fenway Park to cover the team’s arrival in Boston. “I have a feeling not many of them will want to speak,” Robichaud said shortly before the Red Sox pulled in. Read more

WHDH Adds an Hour of Morning News at 9 a.m.

WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston, has announced the introduction of a 9 a.m. newscast to their daily programming lineup. The new broadcast will replace “Regis & Kelly,” which will move to ABC affiliate WCVB next month.

The Sunbeam-owned WHDH follows the lead of Miami’s WSVN — also owned by Sunbeam — in replacing “Regis & Kelly” with an additional hour of morning news.“The extra hour in the morning further establishes our dedication to providing more local news and information to our viewers,” said WHDH vice president and general manager Chris Wayland.

WHDH currently airs “Today in New England,” from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., followed by NBC’s “Today” show from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The new show will be anchored by Anne Allred and Adam Williams, with weather forecasts contributed by meteorologist Dylan Dreyer.

WHDH Auditions Current Anchors For Seats Vacated by Frances Rivera and Matt Lorch

An extensive search is underway to fill the open anchor seats at Boston’s WHDH, according to The Boston Globe. The station is testing out in-house talent to fill anchor positions vacated by Frances Rivera, who was the late evening anchor, and Matt Lorch, who was the early evening anchor at the Sunbeam-owned NBC affiliate.

The station has been heavily rotating its normal anchor lineup, switching Anne Allred (left), Amanda Grace, Adam Williams and Sorboni Banerjee between weekday and weekend mornings and evenings to test the talent in a variety of different positions.

“We feel like we have a lot of good options both internally and externally,” WHDH VP-GM Chris Wayland told The Globe. He said the station is looking at a variety of factors, including viewer feedback, focus group data and on-air chemistry with Kim Khazei, who currently anchors the evening broadcast.

Rivera and Lorch both announced their departure this month — Rivera on July 14 and Lorch on July 21. Rivera will join New York City’s WPIX, while Lorch will head west to join KCPQ in Seattle.