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Nadia Singh moves to WDBJ in Roanoke from Blue Ridge Cable in Pennsylvania.
Crystal Costa joins WPDE in Myrtle Beach as morning anchor. Previously, Costa worked at KVEW in Yakima, Wash.
Jack Atherton joins WKEF from WLWT.
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The move comes eight months after Atherton left the 11 p.m. anchor desk at WLWT, a shift which was said to allow him to “dig into the elections during this critical political year.” He was replaced by Mike Dardis, who joined the station from KOMO in April.
Atherton’s last day at WLWT is today. He will make his debut in Dayton October 17.
Dardis joins WLWT from KOMO, the ABC-affiliate in Seattle. He will start at WLWT in April.
“The minute I walked into WLWT, it felt like home,” Dardis said in a statement.
Dardis will co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast with Sheree Paolello, who has been anchoring solo since Jack Atherton stepped away from the anchor desk to focus on political reporting earlier this month. Dardis will also report for the 11 p.m. newscast.
Atherton, who has been Paolello’s co-anchor since 2009, will continue appearing alongside Paolello during the station’s 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. newscasts.
WLWT news director Stacy Owen said that the move was made so that Atherton could focus more time on reporting as the 2012 election approaches.
“It gives us the opportunity to have Jack dig into the elections during this critical political year, elevating Jack’s role in an area of passion for him,” Owen said in a statement, posted by Cincinnati.com. “Sheree has proven with the 5 p.m. that she can deftly handle a high-paced, high content show at 11 p.m.”
WLWT has shuffled its anchor lineup to take advantage of a “Dr. Oz” lead-in at 5 p.m. The NBC-affiliate has added popular morning anchor Lisa Cooney (near right) to its 5 o’clock newscast, where she’ll work alongside Sheree Paolello.
“The departure of Oprah and the arrival of Dr. Oz will create a great opportunity for WLWT News 5 to appeal to a new set of viewers,” WLWT president and general manager Richard Dyer said, in announcing the move. “In addition to playing a major role anchoring our #1 morning show… Lisa’s experience includes health reporting, which we feel provides an opportunity for a unique connection with our 5 pm audience coming out of ‘Dr Oz.’” Read more