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WTTV Announces New Anchor Teams

WTTVWTTV, the soon-to-be CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, has a slew of new anchor announcements. Starting with Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson and meteorologist Chris Wright, who will anchor the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. weekday newscasts.

Knox was previously an anchor at WISH, while Donaldson will continue to anchor the 10:00 p.m. weeknight newscast at FOX affiliate WXIN. Wright comes from NBC affiliate WTHR, where he was chief meteorologist.

“We listened to what local viewers told us they wanted in a news team and a newscast. The team we’ve built for WTTV will bring a high level of local knowledge and experience, as a viewer I can’t wait to see this new team on the air,” Paul Rennie, vice president and general manager, WXIN and WTTV, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Marianne Lyles, Tim Doty and meteorologist Lindsay Riley will anchor the 5:00 a.m. and noon weekday newscasts. Lyles joins WTTV from Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN, where she was the morning news anchor. Doty previously worked as an anchor at FOX affiliate WXMI in Grand Rapids, Mich. Riley joins from NBC-owned KXAS in Dallas, where she was a weekend morning anchor.

The new a.m. and p.m. newscasts will launch with the CBS station affiliation on January 1, 2015.

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As Angela Buchman’s Debut Nears, Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright to Exit WTHR

Chief meteorologist Chris Wright is leaving WTHR, Dispatch Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.

Wright’s exit comes as the station prepares for the September arrival of Angela Buchman, who joins WTHR from rival WISH after sitting out a yearlong non-compete clause in her contract. Wright told NewsBlues that WTHR offered him “a huge pay cut and a reduced role” and said he would “go try to catch on somewhere else.”

“Despite our efforts and wanting him to remain at WTHR, Chris has chosen to look for other opportunities,” Dispatch vice president of news John Cardenas told the Indianapolis Star.

WTHR has yet to respond to TVSpy’s request for comment.

Katie Delaune Resigns From KVAL in Eugene

Katie Delaune has left KVAL, the CBS affiliate in Eugene, Ore.

“Katie has resigned her position with KVAL,” general manager Greg Raschio told TVSpy in an email.

Delaune joined the station earlier this year from WDRB, the Fox affiliate in Louisville. She co-anchored the morning and noon newscasts alongside Chris Wright. Delaune last appeared on KVAL in mid-November.

WISH Meteorologist Angela Buchman Moving Across the Street to WTHR

Popular Indianapolis meteorologist Angela Buchman is leaving WISH to join crosstown rival WTHR.

An Indiana native, Buchman has been with WISH since 2001. According to multiple sources, she is set to depart the LIN Media flagship for a job at WTHR, the market’s #1 station.

Neither of the stations are willing to talk about the move and Buchman has not responded to TVSpy’s emails.

As the Indianapolis Business Journal points out, it’s unclear what the move means for WTHR’s primary meteorologist Chris Wright, who has been with the station since 1999. Read more

Indianapolis Meteorologist Cliff Nicholson Dies at 62

Cliff Nicholson, a veteran meteorologist with more than 20 years of forecasting Indianapolis weather, died Friday morning. He was 62.

Nicholson was most recently a meteorologist at NBC-affiliate WTHR. He joined the station in 1998 and worked full-time for six years, occasionally returning on a freelance basis after he left in 2004. He also worked at CBS-affiliate WISH and ABC-affiliate WRTV.

WTHR chief meteorologist Chris Wright remembers Nicholson as “just a real nice guy,” according to a statement on the station’s website.

On the Move, 1/4/12

Kasey Hott joins WGBA in Green Bay as an anchor-videojournalist. Hott comes to WGBA from WVIR in Charlottesville, VA, where she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor.

WVUE’s Jennifer Hale is set to begin as a sideline reporter for Fox’s NFL coverage.  Hale will continue working as a sports anchor for the New Orleans Fox-affiliate while covering NFL games.

Chris Wright joins KVAL in Eugene as a weekday morning anchor.  Previously, Wright worked as a reporter for Louisville’s WDRB.

Wright is represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

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On the Move, 1/6/11

Todd Unger joins ABC-affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque as a General Assignment Reporter. Todd, who is a graduate of the University of Denver, formerly worked at the Fox-affiliate in Omaha.

Chris Wright joins Louisville Fox-affiliate WDRB as a General Assignment Reporter. Chris, who comes from the CBS-affiliate in Tulsa, received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his Masters Degree from Arizona State University.

Todd and Chris are represented by Mort Meisner Associates.

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