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Chris Stanford Out at KMOV

Chris-StanfordThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chris Stanford, an anchor/reporter, has been fired from CBS affiliate KMOV.

KMOV VP and GM Mark Pimentel told TVSpy that ”Chris’s last day was last Friday.”

“They basically were saying that (Stanford’s employment at KMOV) wasn’t a good fit,” Stanford told the Post-Dispatch. “I don’t know what to say to that, since my last review was around the end of 2013. And at that time, they said I ‘met expectations.”

He’d been at the St. Louis station since March 2013. Prior to that, he worked at WCCO in Minneapolis as a weekend anchor and reporter.

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Twitter Watches KMOV’s ‘Mass Casualty Event’ Report During Tornado Prove False

Friday night, when tornadoes swept through the St. Louis area, KMOV, the local CBS affiliate broke into its weather coverage with a report about ‘a mass casualty event’ at a nearby Holiday Inn.

Over the course of the night, viewers seemed to figure out KMOV’s initial report wasn’t true at the same time the station did. Twitter users picked up on the story as it unfolded and eventually the St. Louis Post-Dispatch put together a timeline tracking the story’s evolution. Here is a timeline we put together with the times of the KMOV reports along with twitter traffic.

8:30 p.m.Steve Templeton is updating viewers on the unfolding weather scene. He is interrupted by KMOV meteorologist Matt Chambers. “Steve, I have to stop you for just a moment,” says Chambers. “The folks back in the control room just tell me, and there will be more information on this shortly I’m sure, and this is an exact quote from the control room, ‘We have a mass casualty episode at the Holiday Inn in Earth City.’” Chambers adds, “What I can say right now is mass casualty event at the Holiday Inn in Earth City.”

8:30 p.m. – Viewer Stephen Bolen tweets, “Mass casualty at the Holiday Inn in Earth City, per KMOV. #stlwx

8:41 p.m.Andy Carvin, senior strategist at NPR, tweets, “Apart from KMOV, is anyone else reporting a “mass casualty event” at the Earth City, MO Holiday Inn? Can’t find independent sources.”

Keep in mind Bolen lives in St. Louis. Carvin told TVSpy he lives in Washington, D.C.

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Chris Stanford Joins KMOV in St. Louis as Weekend Anchor

Chris Stanford will join St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV as evening weekend anchor.

Stanford posted the news to his facebook page, “It’s been a great year and a half here at WCCO-TV. I feel I’ve learned a great deal and have worked with so many talented people. So, “where are you going”, you ask? St. Louis!! I start Monday at the CBS affiliate KMOV.”

Stanford comes to KMOV from WCCO in Minneapolis where he has been the morning anchor since August 2011.  He previously worked at WQOW in Eau Claire, WI.

News director Sean McLaughlin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Stanford will anchor his first newscast next weekend.

On the Move 1/30/2013

Chris Stanford joins KMOV in St. Louis as weekend anchor.  He comes from WCCO in Minneapolis.

Deborah Linz moves to WKEF in Dayton, OH, as co-anchor. She comes from WCHS in Charleston, WV.

Linz and Stanford are represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA, The David Crane Agency.

To report a new move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”

On the Move, 7/1/11

Meteorologist Bryan Shaw joins Buffalo’s WIVB. Shaw previously worked for WOWK in Huntington, WV.

Reporter Crystal Haynes is leaving WTNH after four years to join Boston Fox O&O WFXT.

Investigative producer Dave Manoucheri has landed at Sacramento’s KCRA, a Hearst-owned NBC-affiliate, after spending ten years with the CBS Television Stations Group with KOVR and KCRA.

Reporter Chris Stanford joins WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Stanford previously worked for WQOW in Eau Claire, WI.

Jaime McCutcheon is the new 10 p.m. anchor at WHNS and NewsChannel 12 in the Greenville-New Bern-Washington market. Read more