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Evansville Station Sports Anchor Leaves, Former Anchor Returns

WEHT kirk ammanNexstar’s Evansville, Ind. ABC and CW affiliate WEHT-WTVW said goodbye to sports anchor Drew Amman, and announced the return of former anchor Shelley Kirk.

Kirk returns to the station after leaving the business in 2012. She will co-anchor the 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. news on WEHT and 7:00 a.m. news on WTVW.

Amman is moving to Nexstar’s Fayetteville, Ark. NBC affiliate KNWA.

“I know Shelley gave this very serious thought–She’s anxious to get back,” wrote anchor and managing editor Brad Byrd on his facebook page. “Shelley will be at the desk with Greg Parker and Ron Rhodes in the mornings with her dedication–and that smile. We could not be happier.” Read more

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Heidi Waggoner Leaving California for Arkansas

Meteorologist Heidi Waggoner is leaving Nexstar’s KSEE in Fresno, Calif. for the station group’s Fayetteville, Ark. NBC affiliate KNWA.

The Fresno Bee reports she’s moving closer to her family. KNWA news director Brook Thomas told TVSpy, Waggoner starts Monday, December 15.

Traffic reporter Robb Johnson tweeted a goodbye to Waggoner.

Waggoner is a Texas native and started her career at KTEN in Denison, Tex. She has also worked at KAMC in Lubbock, KTAB in Abilene and KLST in San Angelo.

Friends and Family Remember Matt Turner: ‘Everyone He Met, He Had a Profound Impact On’

“If a man is measured by the lives he touched–then surely Matt Turner’s reach spanned an entire state.”

Those were the first words spoken by KTHV‘s Lisa Hutson in a story about the memorial service for anchor Matt Turner.  You can watch  the video of the story after the jump.

Turner, who had been at the Little Rock CBS affiliate for a month, died in a crash on Arkansas’ I-30 over the weekend.

Matt’s friends and family gathered to remember the anchor at the church where his father was once pastor.  Hutson spoke with the attendees about the impact Turner had on so many lives in such a short time.

“I don’t have a memory of this church without Matthew. I don’t. Matthew was the greatest role model. My son looked up to Matthew.” says Sheri Shepherd.

“If you looked at the scene here tonight, it’s unbelievable that a 32 year old man could mean at this point in his life to this many people and I think what it tells you is that everyone he met, he had a profound impact on,” says Bo Mattingly.

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