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Weathercasters Dave Schmidt and Rosie Newberry Get New Roles at KOMU

Weathercasters Rosie Newberry and Dave Schmidt are getting new jobs at KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Mo.

Schmidt, who currently handles weather reports at noon and 5 p.m., will slide to the evening newscasts, replacing Michelle Bogowith, who recently left KOMU for WDAF in Kansas City. News director Stacey Woelfel tells TVSpy Schmidt will appear at 6, 9 and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at noon, 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday.

Rosie Newberry has joined the station full-time, replacing Schmidt as the noon and 5 p.m. weathercaster Monday through Thursday. Newberry will also appear on Sundays at 5, 9 and 10 p.m.  [h/t TVNewsCheck]

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KOMU Scales Back Interactivity on Google+ Newscast

KOMU‘s interactive newscast is moving to noon and scaling back on Google+ involvement from viewers beginning later this month.

Jennifer Reeves, the interactive director of the Columbia NBC-affiliate, told TVSpy the interactive newscast is not being cancelled, noting that the only changes are “the show’s time, name and format changes to boost its professionalism.”

“We’re scaling back on how we present interactivity in a way our audience is more wiling to accept,” Reeves said. “This is partly the challenge of bringing new delivery to a traditional space.” Read more