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ABC News’ Rob Nelson Joining WABC as Weekend Morning Anchor

rob nelson abcABC News correspondent Rob Nelson is joining WABC, the ABC owned station in New York City, TVSpy has confirmed.

According to a memo from WABC news director Camille Edwards obtained by TVSpy, Nelson will be a weekend morning co-anchor and reporter. He will begin in the new year, replacing Phil Lipof, who is joining WCVB in Boston. News of the move was first reported by FTVLive.

It is a return to local news for Nelson, who joined ABC News from WWL in New Orleans in 2010. He anchored “World News Now,” ABC’s overnight newscast, until earlier this year, when he became a correspondent for all the network’s platforms.

Read Edwards’ full memo after the jump. Read more

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WABC Reporter Moving to CBS News

WABC reporter Jeff Pegues is moving to CBS News.

“Sometimes life is bittersweet. This is one of those moments,” said the news director for the New York ABC owned station Camille Edwards in an email. “His engaging style on the screen and his warm heart behind the scenes will be so missed.”

Pegues has been at WABC since 2003. Before joining WABC, Pegues worked at WBAL in Baltimore and WSVN in Miami. His last day at WABC will be June 28.

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New WABC News Director Welcomed by Back-to-Back-to-Back Big Stories

The first few months of a new job can be difficult for anyone.  But in Camille Edwards‘ first three months as vice president of news for WABC, she was faced with covering a hurricane, a presidential election and a nor’easter that pounded an already tattered east coast.

Edwards joined the New York ABC O&O from the Washington, D.C. NBC owned station, WRC in August.  She told TVNewsCheck, despite the size of the challenges she faced in her first few months on the job, she and her staff didn’t back down,

“Each of these three big stories would have been enough to wear down any newsroom.  The fact that we had three stories back-to-back and the team still was coming in with smiles on their faces and wanting to know what they could do is, like, wow.” Read more

Michael Goldrick Named VP of News at WRC

Michael Goldrick is joining WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, DC as vice president of news.

Since 2009, Goldrick has been news director at WPXI, the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh. At WRC, he steps into the role that has been vacant since Camille Edwards left for WABC in July.

“Mike is a proven news leader who knows how to be competitive,” WRC general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement.  “I am very excited that our newsroom and our viewers will benefit from his experience, his creativity and his strategic thinking.”

Before joining WPXI, Goldrick held leadership roles at WHEC in Rochester, KOMO in Seattle, WSOC in Charlotte and KPRC in Houston. He will begin at WRC on November 26.

Bill McFarland Named News Director at WFTS

Bill McFarland is stepping into the role of news director at WFTS, the ABC affiliate in Tampa Bay.

McFarland comes from WABC, the ABC O&O in New York City, where he is the assistant news director. He replaces Doug Culver, who left WFTS for WJLA in June.

“Bill brings over 20-years of successful news management experience in large market television newsrooms,” WFTS general manager Rich Pegram said in a statement.  “I am confident that his commitment to quality journalism and his leadership abilities will help ABC Action News continue our remarkable ratings momentum of the past year.”

McFarland said he is “looking forward to joining the news team at one of the best stations in America.” Read more

Camille Edwards Named VP of News at WABC

Camille Edwards has been named VP of News at New York City ABC O&O WABC, taking over for Kenny Plotnik who left the station in May.

Edwards most recently served as Vice President of News at NBC-owned WRC-TV. Before that she was News Director at NBC’s WMAQ in Chicago from 2003-2008.

WABC GM Dave Davis says Edwards’s “proven commitment to excellence in local TV news, along with her innovative work expanding news content to new-media platforms, made her the ideal choice for the top news post at WABC-TV.”

Earlier in her career Edwards held positions at ABC O&Os in Philadelphia and Chicago. She started as a producer at stations in Toledo, Baltimore and Chicago.

Keith Russell Joining WRC in Washington, DC

Keith Russell has been hired at WRC in Washington, DC, the NBC O&O announced today. He will anchor the midday newscast and contribute to the station’s evening newscasts.

The move is a transition from sports to news for Russell, who has been sports anchor at WPVI in Philadelphia since 2005. Prior to that, he spent more than five years as an anchor at ESPN.

“Keith is a smooth anchor and a solid storyteller, as he has shown through his many years working in television,” WRC vice president of news Camille Edwards said in a statement.  “I know his talents will easily transfer to news, and our viewers will enjoy his energy and his passion.” Read more

Veteran Anchor Jim Rosenfield Joining WRC

Jim Rosenfield, a veteran anchor who made his mark in New York with WNBC and WCBS, is joining WRC in Washington, D.C. The NBC-owned station announced today that Rosenfield is coming on board as a weekend anchor.

“Jim is a talented anchor and reporter, but more importantly, he’s an all-around good guy,” said Camille Edwards, WRC’s vice president of news, announcing the move. “I’ve known him for almost 20 years, and I am so happy to be working with him again. He is a perfect addition to our winning news team.”

Rosenfield spent a decade working as a reporter and anchor in New York, first at WCBS, then at WNBC, then back at WCBS, where he replaced Ernie Anastos on the station’s evening newscasts. He signed off from WCBS for good in May of 2008. Read more

Richard Jordan Named Weekend Anchor at WRC

Richard Jordan has been named weekend morning anchor at WRC in Washington, DC.

Jordan joins the NBC O&O from WSVN, the Fox-affiliate in Miami, where he has been a reporter for four years.

“Richard’s solid reporting background will no doubt stand out in the Washington area,” WRC vice president of news Camille Edwards said in a statement. “But we’re also excited about what he will bring to our weekend morning newscasts.”

Jordan, who officially joins the station today, will co-anchor with Angie Goff.

After 32 Years at WRC, Anchor Joe Krebs to Retire

Longtime WRC anchor and reporter Joe Krebs announced today that he will retire on March 30, after 32 years at the D.C. station.

“I really feel like I’ve been living my dream for almost 42 years, including the last 32 years here at Channel 4. Being a news broadcaster is what I always wanted to be,” Krebs said, announcing his retirement.  “Now, I want to travel with my wife and spend more time with my kids and grandchild–soon to be grandchildren–and, quite frankly, just do whatever darn well I want to do.”

Krebs has spent the last 18 years anchoring WRC’s morning newscast, and the station has tapped Aaron Gilchrist as his a.m. successor.  Gilchrist will join Eun Yang at the morning anchor desk beginning April 2. Read more

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