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WMTW Crew Finds Missing Man While Reporting On Search

A 72-year-old Maine man who suffers from dementia had been missing for more than 14 hours before he walked up to a WMTW camera crew right after they did a live update on the effort to find him.

In the station’s video, Robert McDonough walked up behind Norm Karkos, anchor and reporter for the Portland, ME, ABC affiliate, at around 6:30 a.m. while Karkos was between live updates on the search.

“Well sometimes timing is everything Erin and Shannon,” Karkos told anchors Erin Ovalle and Shannon Moss in his next live shot. “And good news, and a happy ending. The gentleman behind us, you’re looking at, that is Robert McDonough.”

According to the station, the crew immediately called the Maine Warden Service after McDonough identified himself to Karkos. Wardens started searching for McDonough around 4:00 p.m. Monday. Click here to view the video. The WMTW website does not support embedding.

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In Portland, Morning Anchor Erin Ovalle Jumps to Crosstown Rival

In Portland, Maine, anchor Erin Ovalle is jumping from CBS-affiliate WGME to join crosstown rival WMTW, a Hearst-owned ABC-affiliate.

Ovalle joined WGME at the end of 2008 and had been anchoring the station’s morning newscast.  She will hold a similar position with WMTW, co-anchoring “News 8 This Morning” with Shannon Moss.

Although Ovalle has made stops in Traverse City, MI and Pensacola, FL, she began her broadcasting career in the northeast.  She grew in Southern New Hampshire and, while attending Gordon College in Wenham, MA, she interned at WMUR in Manchester, NH.

Ovalle’s WMTW is set for January 12. In making the announcement, the WMTW described Ovalle’s last stop only as “another TV station in Portland.”