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Omaha Stations Cover Twin Tornadoes in Pilger

Twin tornadoes ripped through Pilger, Neb., Monday afternoon, leaving two dead and 16 more critically injured. Stations in Omaha produced special coverage of the storms during the afternoon and evening hours.

CBS affiliate KMTV covered the severe weather during an its 4 p.m. newscast, which was expanded to an hour yesterday. The station continued to cover the storm at 5 p.m. and kept up a severe weather banner during the “CBS Evening News,” which airs on KMTV at 5:30 p.m. During the 10 p.m. newscast, Kelly Bartnick reported from Pliger and Rebekah Rae was live from nearby Wisner.

NBC affiliate WOWT also covered the storms during its 4 p.m. newscast, which was expanded to an hour, as well as at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The station kept a severe weather alert on the screen during “NBC Nightly News” from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and through much of its primetime programming. For the 10 p.m. newscast, Lena Tillett and Brian Mastre reported from Pilger. Read more

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On the Move, 9/27/13

Dave Roberts joins KETV in Omaha, NE, as general assignment reporter. Roberts most recently worked at the KOLN in Lincoln.

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Owen Jensen Officially Named KOLN-KGIN Evening Anchor

Owen Jensen has been promoted to the weeknight anchor desk at KOLN-KGIN in Lincoln, the station announced on the 10 p.m. newscast Monday.

Jensen will anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Bridget Fargen. He replaces Dave Roberts, who left the station earlier this year. “We’re stuck with you and we’re happy to have you,” Fargen joked while making the announcement.

Jensen joined the station in 2011 as a videojournalist and weekend anchor. He has been filling in for Roberts since his June departure.

Dave Roberts Out at KOLN-KGIN

The Lincoln Journal Star is reporting anchor Dave Roberts is no longer with the Lincoln, NE, CBS affiliate KOLN-KGIN.

Roberts came to the station in January 2012, replacing John Fortney who left for WTAP in Parkersburg, WV. Before KOLN, Roberts worked at KMTV in Omaha.

TVSpy has reached out to KOLN for comment. We will update when we hear back.

Dave Roberts To Join KOLN-KGIN January 1

Dave Roberts is joining KOLN-KGIN in Lincoln as the evening co-anchor, the station officially announced yesterday.

He will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Vanessa Flowers beginning January 1. Roberts joins KOLN-KGIN after six years at KMTV in Omaha, where he is co-executive producer and weekend anchor.

“I’ve worked in almost every position that a television station has to offer,” Roberts said in a statement. “To me, it’s still magical.”

On the Move, 12/19/11

KTAL morning anchor Jenna Zibton joins WSLS in Roanoke, where she be a reporter and weekend anchor.

Sports anchor Darren Haynes joins WHDH in Boston from KABB in San Antonio. Read more

On the Move, 12/7/11

Chelsea Rabideau moves from KULR in Billings to reporter and weekend anchor at WHAS in Louisville.

Tom Giles, formerly the sports director at KKCO, joins KXLY in Spokane as weekend sports anchor and reporter.

KMTV reporter and weekend anchor Dave Roberts is joining KOLN-KGIN in Lincoln as primary anchor. Read more