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Dan Ball Joins WFFT As News Director, Anchor

Dan Ball is joining WFFT, Nexstar’s independent station in Fort Wayne, as news director and main anchor.

“We’re excited to have Dan join our station and lead our award-winning news team,” VP-GM Bill Ritchhart said in a statement. “Dan brings a wealth of large market experience that can take our news room to the next level.”

Ball was most recently the morning anchor at KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. In March 2012, the station did not renew his contract.

He replaces Jim Blue, who is joining WNWO in Toledo as news director and main anchor.

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Dan Ball Speaks Out on KSNV Departure

Former KSNV anchor Dan Ball is speaking out on his dismissal from the station, saying the decision not to renew his contract came as a surprise.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported yesterday that Ball’s time at KSNV was “sometimes turbulent.” In an interview published today, Ball acknowledged “some past indiscretions.”

“Sometimes in a newsroom, when things get heated, not everybody has thicker skin than others,” he said. “I’ll leave it at that. I’m not going to cry over spilled milk. They had told me I was a good anchor and a great reporter.” Read more

Anchor Dan Ball Out at KSNV in Las Vegas

Anchor Dan Ball has been cut loose at KSNV, the NBC-affiliate in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ball’s last day was Monday, general manager Lisa Howfield said. Ball anchored the 4 p.m. newscast with Marie Mortera and the 11 p.m. newscast with Jessica Moore.

“All things must come to an end, so after nearly 4 years with KSNV News, the time has come to move on … I have enjoyed working at Channel 3!” Ball wrote on Twitter.

The Review-Journal describes Ball’s time at KSNV as “sometimes turbulent,” reporting that the anchor was “regularly at odds with management and fellow staffers.”

>Update: Howfield confirms to TVSpy that Ball is no longer with the station, but says it is KSNV policy not to comment on personnel matters.