“Jacqueline is a skilled journalist and an engaging anchor, and we look forward to welcoming her to the NBC10 team,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in announcing the hire.
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“In her 12 years at NBC10 Dawn Timmeney has worn many hats in different dayparts,” Williams wrote after Timmeney’s last newscast Friday. “Please join me in wishing Dawn the very best as she moves forward.”
Timmeney joined WCAU in 2001 as an anchor and reporter. She most recently anchored the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts, as well as working as a health and general assignment reporter.
Shipp moves to Philadelphia from Phoenix, where she has been a weekend meteorologist and special assignment reporter at KTVK for five years. She began her career at KYMA, the NBC affiliate in Yuma, Ariz.
“Providing our viewers with the best possible weather information is always one of our main goals. Brittney’s exceptional skills, along with her warmth and enthusiasm, will be a great addition to our team,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement.
News director Anzio Williams sent an email to WCAU staffers shortly before midnight Friday night thanking Lake for “his many years of service as a reporter and anchor at NBC10.”
“Today was Tim’s last day,” the email, which was obtained by the Inquirer, reads. “We wish him well in the future. A search for a new anchor is underway.”
Lake’s departure was not acknowledged on the broadcast. He had anchored the stations 6 and 11 p.m. newscast with Renee Chenault-Fattah since 2001.
“Daralene is an engaging and dynamic reporter,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “She’ll be an important part of our daily mission to deliver the best breaking news stories and information to our viewers.”
Jones will move to Philadelphia from Orlando, where she has been a general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate WFTV since 2007. She has also worked at WREG in Memphis, WCIA in Champaign and WICS in Springfield.
Cato comes to Philly from Greenville, S.C., where he is the evening anchor at CBS affiliate WSPA. He was named 2012 Reporter of the Year by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. At WCAU, he will co-anchor the weekend 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongsinde Denise Nakano.
In announcing the hire, WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams called Cato an “engaging and versatile talent.”
“His skills will complement our mission of delivering the best news and information to viewers every day,” Williams said.
Ruggles joined WCAU in 1974 as a general assignment reporter and has held a variety of positions at the station, including anchor and weathercaster. He will reduce his workload this Fall in preparation for his December retirement.
In a statement announcing the news, WCAU news director Anzio Williams said, “I can honestly say you will have to look very hard to find a better person that is a superior journalist.”
The news was first reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
WISN and KCRA-KQCZ are all owned by Hearst. The move is a return to Sacramento for Waldon, who was assistant news director at KOVR-KMAX before joining WISN in 2006. In a statement announcing the move, WISN president Jan Wade praised Waldon’s “excellent job” as news director.
“Under her leadership we have earned numerous honors, done exceptional journalism, and provided the viewers of southeastern Wisconsin with high quality newscasts and reporting,” Wade said. “Lori has worked hard, and has earned this promotion to another of Hearst Television’s leading stations.” Read more
Anzio Williams left KCRA in Sacramento last month after five years as the station’s news director to pursue “bigger and better things.” And he got just that as NBC O&O WCAU in Philadelphia today introduced him as its new vice president of news.
“I’m so proud to be part of the hardest working news team in Philadelphia,” Williams said in a statement. “This is a great news town, and I cannot wait be a part of this community.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Anzio to our leadership team,” said WCAU president and general manager Eric Lerner, announcing the hiring. “He has a distinguished record of accomplishments as a news manager and as a proven leader. He is a great addition to our team.” Read more