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WRBL Promotes Meteorologist, Adds Weekend Newscasts

WRBL, the CBS affiliate for Columbus, GA, announced it has has beefed up its weather team and expanded its weekend news schedule.

Part-time meteorologist Kurt Schmitz goes to full time. He will join Tammy Terry on the morning and midday news.

The station also announced starting this weekend it’s adding an 11:00 p.m. Saturday newscast and a Sunday 6:30 p.m. newscast starting September 29. The weekend shows will be anchored by Sydney Cameron, meteorologist David Reese and sports anchor Dayne Young.

“At News 3, we pride ourselves in being On Your Side,” WRBL vice president and general manager David Hart said in a statement. “That means being a watchdog news organization that serves the public and having the area’s most experienced weather team to protect them during severe weather. These additions to our staff and our weekend newscast expansion reinforce that commitment.”

Schmitz joined WRBL in September 2011 from Columbus ABC affiliate WTVM where he’d worked since 1989.

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Steve Korioth Named Director of Content at WBTW

Steve Korioth is joining WBTW, the CBS-affiliate in Myrtle Beach, as director of content. In his new role, which begins May 21, he will oversee all aspects of the station’s newscasts and online content.

Korioth joins WBTW from WRBL, the CBS-affiliate in Columbus, GA, where he has been news director since 2010. Both stations are owned by Media General.

“Because he has been a producer and manager in large and small markets, Steve brings a wealth of experience to the WBTW newsroom,” WTBW president and general manager Randy Ingram said in a statement.

Korioth replaces his current boss, David Hart, who  joined WRBL from WTBW in March.

David Hart Named General Manager of WRBL

David Hart has been named vice president and general manger of WRBL, Media General’s CBS-affiliate in Columbus, GA.

Hart is a 20-year TV news veteran who most recently served as director of content for Media General’s TV, web, and print operations in Myrtle Beach and Florence, SC, including CBS-affiliate WBTW.  From 2005-2010, he was the news director at WBTW.

“David has exceptional journalistic instincts, which, combined with his drive, strong work ethic and experience, position him well to lead our station in Columbus,” said John Cottingham, president and market leader for Media General’s mid-south market.

His first day will be March 12.

WBTW To Produce Morning Newscast For WFXB

Starting Thursday, CBS-affiliate WBTW will produce a 7 a.m. newscast for Fox-affiliate WFXB in Florence-Myrtle Beach, SC.

Since 2004, WTBW has also produced a 10 p.m. newscast for WFXB. The new morning show will be the only local news programming in the 7 a.m. timeslot in the market.

“Our 10 p.m. broadcast is a big success, so we’re confident we will experience the same with this new newscast,” WBTW director of content David Hart said in a statement. “We are looking forward to delivering more news at a convenient time for the viewers of WFXB.”

The hour-long newscast will be anchored by WBTW anchor Erika Hayes (pictured).