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Wanda Starke to Scale Back Anchor Duties at WXII

wandastarke5x7 medium web view_334x469After more than a decade anchoring evening newscasts at Winston-Salem NBC affiliate WXII, the station announced today Wanda Starke will scale back her duties, focusing exclusively on the 6 p.m. newscast:

Beginning in January 2015, Starke will co-anchor WXII 12′s 6 p.m. newscast with Cameron Kent while also producing a series of prime-time specials about issues important to the Piedmont-Triad. A new anchor, yet to be named, will assume Starke’s former duties at 5, 10 and 11 p.m. Cameron Kent will remain on all evening newscasts.

“After 37 years as a working journalist in a fast-paced industry, I am ready to shift into another gear,” Starke said. “I am first and foremost a storyteller. This move will allow me time to devote to other projects I’m eager to begin.”

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Former WTHR and WXII Reporter Jane Harrington-Smith Dies

Jane Harrington-Smith, a former reporter for WXII in Greensboro and WTHR in Indianapolis, has died of heart failure, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. She was 62.

Harrington-Smith was the first black female reporter at WXII, where she worked for six years. At WTHR, she was the lead reporter on the Mike Tyson rape trial in 1992.

“She was a great lady and very gracious,” WXII anchor Cameron Kent told the Journal. “Our profession will really miss her. She was a great reporter; one of the best that I have ever been around.”

President Obama Tells WESH’s Jim Payne: America Has Gotten ‘a Little Soft’

President Obama sat down with anchors from WTVF, WXII, and WESH on Thursday, trying to sell his new jobs bill.

WTVF’s Vicki Yates, WXII’s Cameron Kent, and WESH’s Jim Payne all got seven minutes with the President and, even though each interview had a local focus, Obama’s message appeared to be the same throughout all of them: things are bad but will get better, as long as my jobs bill is passed.

One notable exchange, though, came when Payne wondered whether his children would have the same opportunities as generations past. Obama responded by saying he feels that America has gotten “a little soft.” Read more

Obama Invites WTVF, WXII, WESH to White House

President Obama invited contingents from three local stations to the White House today for interviews focusing on his new jobs bill.

This morning the President sat down with Vicki Yates of WTVF in Nashville; Cameron Kent of WXII in Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC; and Jim Payne of WESH in Orlando.

According to the White House, Obama wants to communicate “the need for Congress to pass the American Jobs Act now to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of working Americans.”

WTVF, WXII, and WESH will begin airing portions of their interviews, which were limited to seven minutes, this evening. Read more