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Rob Finnerty Joins KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield

Rob Finnerty is joining KBAK-KBFX, Fisher Communications’ duopoly in Bakersfield, Calif.

From 2007-10, Finnerty was a sports anchor at New England Cable News. He has most recently been a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch in Boston. At KBAK-KBFX, he will anchor the morning newscasts alongside Lynda Halligan and weathercaster Aaron Perlman.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Rob join our team,” news director Cristi Jessee said in a statement. “He brings big market expertise to the desk and I know Kern County is going to love waking up to him each morning.”

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Amity Addrisi to Replace Longtime Anchor Lisa Krch on KBAK-KBFX Evening Newscasts

After 15 years at KBAK-KBFX, evening anchor Lisa Krch (left) has parted ways with Fisher Communications’ Bakersfield duopoly.

KBAK-KBFX news director Cristi Jessee told TVSpy weekend anchor Amity Addrisi (right) will replace Krch on the evening newscasts. She will anchor alongside Kurt Rivera.

Krch, who was last on the air yesterday, anchored the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She also hosted and produced a weekly Sunday evening show focused on health issues. She joined the station in 1997 as the morning anchor.

 

5 Survival Tips For Working The Holiday Shift

It’s that time of year again: people everywhere are packing their bags and heading home for some much-needed holiday vacation time. Except, in many cases, for journalists. Across the country, producers, photographers, anchors and reporters are staying put, assigned to odd shifts because the news never stops. If you’re stuck with holiday duty this year, TVSpy has got you covered — we’ve compiled a survival guide with tips from people who have felt your pain. Read on for their suggestions.  Read more

On the Move, 8/23/11

New York veteran Magee Hickey has moved from WCBS to WPIX. Hickey has spent the past 25 years working as a reporter in the New York area.

Cristi Jessee went from news director at KSAX in Alexandria, MN to news director at KBAK-KBFX in Bakersfield, CA.

Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer joins the morning team at WZZM in Grand Rapids. Ofseyer comes to WZZM from fellow ABC-affiliate KEZI in Eugene.

Meteorologist Sonya Stevens moves to Charleston’s WCIV, where she’ll work weekends. Most recently, Stevens was part of the weather team at WMAZ in Macon.

Ofseyer and Stevens are represented by Steve Swienckowski of DCA (The David Crane Agency).

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

Facebook Photo Sparks Record Traffic for KSAX

A photo of roadkill has changed the way a small station in Central Minnesota thinks about social media.

Earlier this month, KSAX, a satellite of KSTP in Minneapolis-St. Paul, posted a photo taken by a local woman to its Facebook page of a strange-looking dead animal that had been found on the side of a highway.

The animal’s pale white flesh and long claws sparked rampant speculation about its origins on KSAX’s Facebook wall and led the station to run a series of stories about it.

Spurred on by mentions from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Huffington Post, as well as a ton of interest on social media, the story led to record traffic on KSAX’s website. According to Poynter, the station set a single-day record of 250,000 pageviews. Read more

Cristi Jessee Will Join KBAK-KBFX As News Director

Cristi Jessee is set to join KBAK-KBFX on August 16. She will be the news director at the Fisher Communications duopoly in Bakersfield, CA.

Jessee has been the news director at KSAX, the ABC affiliate in Alexandria, MN, since 2009. Prior to that, she was a multimedia journalist at KXTV in Sacramento.

“As the local news landscape broadens to include various content platforms, Cristi’s work with social media and her experience as a multimedia journalist will strengthen the stations’ commitment to bringing viewers news when and where they want it,” KBAK-KBFX vice present and general manager Teresa Burgess said in a statement.

Jessee began her career as a production assistant at KARE in Minneapolis. She has also worked at WDAZ in Grand Forks, ND, KTHV in Little Rock and KCBS in Los Angeles.