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On the Move, 9/3/13

Dr. Max Watchel, a forensic psychologist, joins KUSA in Denver as an on-air psychologist.

Antonio Castelan joins KSNV in Las Vegas as a general assignment reporter. He has previously worked at KNBC in Los Angeles.

Fadia Patterson joins WEHT in Evansville, Ind. as a reporter and producer. She previously worked as a videojournalist and anchor at CityTV.

Wachtel is represented by OTA Talent. Castelan is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

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Los Angeles Stations Go Live for Endeavour Arrival

As the space shuttle Endeavour made its final flight around Los Angeles Friday afternoon, every major station in the region was carrying live coverage of its arrival.

KNBC anchors Michael Brownlee and Kathy Vara began anchoring coverage just before 9:30amPT. They were joined by Colleen Williams at Griffith Observatory, John Cadiz Klemack in Palmdale, Sean Murphy at the Santa Monica Pier, Ted Chen at Edwards Air Force Base, Toni Guinyard and Chuck Henry at LAX, Patrick Healy at the Nasa Propulsion Center and Antonio Castelan in El Segundo.

KTTV had several anchors participating: Phil Shuman, Carlos Amezcua, Araksya Karapetyan, Lisa Breckenridge and Jeff Michael. Meteorologist Maria Quiban and Pablo Pereira handled the weather reports, and reporters were live across Los Angeles, including Bob DeCastro and Gigi Graciette at LAX, Mar Yvette at a restaurant near LAX and Gina Silva at Griffith Observatory. Hal Eisner and Tshaka Armstrong also contributed. Read more

On the Move, 8/15/11

Antonio Castelan joins KNBC as a general assignment reporter. Castelan has been a reporter with San Diego CW-affiliate XETV since 2007.

Ashley Palumbo has moved from bureau reporter at WLUC in Marquette, MI (DMA 179) to general assignment reporter at WGME in Portland, ME (DMA 77).

Lindsey Morone is joining Milwaukee’s WTMJ as executive producer, special projects. Morone comes to WTMJ from fellow NBC-affiliate WAVY in Norfolk-Portsmouth, VA.

In Fort Myers, WZVN has elevated John Patrick to chief meteorologist. Patrick has been on WZVN’s weather team since 2005. Read more

KNBC’s Commitment to Diversity Questioned Following Demotions of Hispanic Talent

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has sent a letter to Los Angeles NBC O&O KNBC and its corporate parent Comcast expressing concern over an alarming number of recent demotions among the station’s Hispanic on-air talent.

According to data compiled by a KNBC staffer and shared with NAHJ, the station has taken action against the majority of its Hispanic on-air staff this year. Of the nine Hispanic anchors, reporters, and weathercasters at KNBC, since January 10th, five have either been demoted or terminated. And as of last week, none of the station’s on-air hires in 2011 are of Hispanic heritage.

KNBC, which just announced the promotion of Robert Kovacik and hiring of Stephanie Elam to anchor weekends, currently has no Hispanic anchors on its prime p.m. newscasts while 30% of reporters appearing during these programs are Hispanic. This seeming lack of Latino representation is especially significant in the Los Angeles market, where nearly half of viewers are Hispanic.

“We’re very concerned about what’s being reported,” NAHJ president Michele Salcedo tells TVSpy. “It’s very important for a newsroom to reflect the community in which it operates.”

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