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Posts Tagged ‘Dave Hall’

Erika Tallan Set to Join KCTV in Kansas City

Erika Tallan is joining Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.

Tallan announced in October that she was signing off from KOLN-KGIN after four years at the Lincoln duopoly. She joined the stations as a producer and reporter in 2008 and was promoted to morning anchor in 2010.

At KCTV, Tallan will report for the morning newscast, which is anchored by Alexis Del Cid and Dave Hall.

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On the Move, 7/31/12

Alex Miranda moves from KGUN in Tucson to CBS, where he has been named host of the primetime reality dating show “3.”

WNBC general assignment reporter Katy Tur joins NBC News as a New York-based correspondent.

Carolina Sarassa is named a Los Angeles-based correspondent at MundoFox, News Corporation’s Spanish-language channel. She was most recently an anchor at KINC, the Univision station in Las Vegas.

Dave Malkoff moves from KTLA in Los Angeles to Atlanta, where he joins The Weather Channel as a special correspondent. Read more

10 Years Later, Dave Hall Says Moving to Mornings ‘Was the Smartest Decision I Could Have Made’

KVVU anchor Dave Hall recalls walking in to the Las Vegas-area Fox affiliate for the first time in 2001 and thinking, “I really need to fire my agent.”

“The newsroom was cramped, the set was hideous and the equipment was dated,” Hall writes on the KVVU website. “The first few weeks were rough. I hated the job, hated the city and hated my daily commute.”

Hall went from promotions writer (with no promotion-writing experience) to sports anchor (which he calls “unfulfilling”) to morning anchor, a position he was offered in 2006. “My boss called me into his office, which was an instant red flag for me,” he wrote. “Are they canning me? Shipping me out to some tiny market in Montana? He had something far worse in mind: our morning newscast.”

Five years later, Hall writes that dropping his “ball and stick” mentality and transitioning into hard news was difficult, but worthwhile. “I can look back and definitively say it was the smartest decision I ever made,” he notes. “They’ve been the best 10 years of my life.”