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Karen Kelly Promoted to News Director at WSPA

After 10 years as managing editor at WSPA-WYCW, Karen Kelly is stepping into the news director role at Media General’s duopoly in Spartanburg, S.C.

“Karen played an integral part in developing and implementing the ‘On Your Side’ brand and her promotion to News Director will allow her to continue to expand that brand,” WSPA vice president and general manager Bob Romine said in a statement.

Kelly began her television career at KOLR in Springfield, Mo., where she was the producer of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She was hired at WSPA in 1998 and was promoted to executive producer later that year. Read more

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WSPA Moves Gordon Dill to Weekday Evenings

Gordon Dill has been promoted to evening weekday anchor and 7 On Your Side watchdog reporter for Greenville, SC CBS affiliate, WSPA.

He told TVSpy, “The station put a lot of trust in me and I’m grateful. I’ll work every day to prove myself worthy.”

Dill, who came to WSPA in 2011 was a weekday anchor at crosstown rival WYFF when he found himself on the outs after an anchor shake up at the station.

In a press release announcing the move, vice president and general manager Bob Romine said, “Gordon’s experience in the market and his commitment to viewers and the community make him the obvious choice for this position.”

Dill will anchor the 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m newscasts replacing Chris Cato who is moving to WCAU in Philadelphia.

Despite Scott Pelley’s On-Air Promise, Conclusion of Republican Debate Didn’t Air in South Carolina

Wrapping up the first hour of the CBS News-National Journal Republican presidential debate on Saturday, CBS moderator Scott Pelley told viewers that most stations would switch to regularly scheduled programming while CBS-affiliates on the west coast and South Carolina–where the debate was held–would continue airing the final half-hour.

But that didn’t end up happening for South Carolina stations–a slight that angered many viewers in a state that has gone Republican in the past eight presidential elections.

“Due to a miscommunication between CBS News and its affiliates regarding the conclusion of the debate, we were not able to bring you the final thirty minutes live,” WSPA vice president and general manager Bob Romine said in a post on the station’s website Monday, adding that the last half-hour did not air in any market in South Carolina. Read more

After Five Years Away, Longtime WJTV Anchor Melanie Christopher Returns to TV

Five years after leaving WJTV to spend more time with her family, Melanie Christopher has returned to the Jackson CBS-affiliate, joining the station’s morning team. Christopher debuted this morning alongside longtime anchor duo Erin Pickens and Ken South.

“This is a win/win for our station and our viewers” said WJTV general manager Bob Romine. “The viewers remember her and they love having her back on the air.”

In 2006, Christopher bid farewell to WJTV after 25 years with the station, telling The Clarion-Ledger at the time that she felt she had “missed so much” in her children’s lives while anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

“After so many years of putting people to bed after the late news I am excited to be part of a team that will wake them up and get them ready for the day,” Christopher said in a press release. “This opportunity is like opening a new chapter in my broadcast career and I look forward to sharing it with the WJTV viewers.”