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Dallas Stations Live Overnight With Coverage of Fertilizer Plant Explosion

More than 100 people were injured during an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas Wednesday night.

ABC affiliate WFAA was the first of the Dallas stations to report the news at 8:47 p.m. The station began continuing coverage at 9:35 p.m. that lasted throughout the night. John McCaa anchored the first several hours, with Ron Corning taking over at 2 a.m. Todd Unger reported from West.

Fox O&O KDFW reported the news at the top of the 9 p.m. hour. Heather Hays and Steve Eagar anchored five and a half hours of wall-to-wall coverage, signing off at 2:30 a.m. Brandon Todd reported from West for KDFW.

KTVT was next at 9:46 p.m. with Karen Borta anchoring. The CBS O&O had continuing coverage from 9:55 p.m. to 2 a.m. with Borta and Jason Allen reporting from West.

NBC O&O KXAS reported the news at 9:48 p.m. Amanda Guerra and Brian Curtis anchored until 12:30 a.m., with Scott Gordon reporting from West.

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On the Move, 5/17/11

Ryan Chiaverini becomes co-host of Chicago’s ABC O&O WLS-TV’s new, talk and entertainment show “Windy City LIVE,” which airs weekday mornings at 9 AM. Formerly, he was the sports anchor for ABC 7′s top-rated weekend newscasts.

Jason Allen moves to CBS O&O KTVT in Dallas as a reporter. He previously worked for WFTV in Orlando.

Morgan Adsit becomes a weekend sports anchor and reporter for Baltimore Fox-affiliate WBFF. She previously worked as a sports anchor-reporter for KLRT in Little Rock.

Lauren Leamanczyk joins CBS O&O WBZ in Boston as a reporter. She previously worked at WTMJ in Milwaukee. Read more

Jason Allen Departs Orlando for Dallas’s KTVT

Jason Allen becomes the third reporter in as many months to leave Orlando’s WFTV for a shot at a bigger market, as he accepts a position with CBS O&O KTVT in Dallas.

In January, Eric Rasmussen left WFTV for KTVU in San Francisco and last month Kenneth Moton departed for Philadelphia’s WPVI.

Allen has steadily worked his way up the market ladder, beginning with stops in Casper, WY and Green Bay before spending the last four years with ABC-affiliate WFTV.

“I’ll miss working at the beach, and miss morning surf sessions, but I’m excited about what’s ahead,” Allen told Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel.

Bob Jordan, WFTV’s news director, promises that the station is busy finding capable replacements for the upwardly mobile reporters.