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On the Move, 9/18/13

Meteorologist Dave Warren joins Al Jazeera America from WCAU in Philadelphia.

Josh Bernstein joins Al Jazeera International as an investigative correspondent. Bernstein was previously senior investigative reporter at KDVR in Denver.

Kori Chambers returns to his native New York as he joins WPIX as morning anchor. Chambers comes from WFLD in Chicago, where he was the morning and noon anchor.

Dan Mannarino has been promoted to early morning anchor at WPIX in New York City. He has been a reporter for the station since 2011. Read more

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Meteorologist Cris Martinez Joins WPBF

Meteorologist Cris Martinez has been picked up by West Palm Beach ABC affiliate WPBF.

“So good to be here. You know, Florida boy at heart,” Martinez told morning anchors Paul LaGrone and Felicia Rodriguez who introduced him to viewers on the station’s morning newscast yesterday.

Martinez had been laid off from Atlanta’s WGCL in June. On yesterday’s show, he said he was filling in for Sandra Shaw until she returns from maternity leave.

The video above is Martinez’s audition at WPBF in July. It was posted to the WPBF YouTube page.

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Atlanta’s WGCL Cuts Newsroom Staff

Trey Fabacher, vice president and general manager of Meredith’s Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, has confirmed with TVSpy, anchor JaQuitta Williams and meteorologist Cris Martinez are no longer with the station.

When asked about rumors of layoffs involving newsroom staff, Fabacher said, “This week, we reallocated a few positions that were more in line with new goals going forward. We have not reduced staff count.” But would not comment further.

Fabacher, who came to WGCL last September from WWJ in Detroit, brought on news director Lane Michaelsen from Cincinnati’s WCPO in March. Read more