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On the Move, 11/19/14

Aaron Drawhorn joins KRQE in Albuquerque as an Anchor/Reporter. Drawhorn comes from KLAS in Las Vegas.

Chris Smith joins WAAY in Huntsville, Alabama, as chief meteorologist. He previously worked at KOLR in Springfield, Missouri.

Jillian Deam moves to WXIN in Indianapolis as a multimedia journalist from WCIA in Champaign.

Jason Kravarik joins CNN’s Los Angeles bureau as a producer. He was assistant news director at KOIN in Portland, Oregon.

Michael Hyland is promoted to co-managing editor/investigative reporter/fill-in anchor from general assignment multimedia reporter/fill-in anchor at WPMT in York, Pennsylvania.

Kevin Schwaller is promoted to the Investigative Unit from MMJ at KXAN in Austin, Texas.

Journalists in this post are represented by the Law Offices of Joel Weisman, P.C.

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Wichita Station Hires News Director from Dallas

killianDenise Killian has been named news director for LIN Media’s Wichita NBC affiliate KSNW, according to Rick Gevers.

Killian comes to KSNW from Dallas CW affiliate KDAF where she was the assistant news director.

Before working at KDAF, she was the news director at KWQC in the Quad Cities. She worked in Dallas earlier in her career as well as working in Nashville, TN, Corpus Christi and Temple, TX.

Gevers reports Killian fills the role vacated by Jason Kravarik who left the station to be the assistant news director at KOIN in Portland, OR, in January 2012.

KSNW added a new general manager in August. LIN Media completed its purchase of KSNW from New Vision last October.

Jason Kravarik Tapped as Assistant News Director at KOIN in Portland

Jason Kravarik has been tapped for the assistant news director position at KOIN, the CBS-affiliate in Portland.

Kravarik has been the news director at KSN, the NBC-affiliate in Wichita, since 2009. He joined the station as a reporter in 2002.

“We always hate to lose someone as talented as Jason, but a move like this is a huge opportunity for him,” KSN general manager John Dawson said in a statement. “It’s a testament to his had work and the passion he brought to our newsteam.”

Dumping Veteran Team, Wichita’s KSN Rethinks Its 10 p.m. Newscast

Sagging ratings have provoked Wichita’s KSN to retool its 10 p.m. newscast.

The New Vision-owned station has informed its longtime 10 p.m. team that they will no longer be appearing in the time slot, according to Carrie Rengers of The Wichita Eagle.

Anchors Stephanie Bergmann and John Snyder, as well as chief meteorologist Dave Freeman and sports anchor Jim Kobbe, will soon be moved off of the 10 p.m. newscast. The crew will still appear at 6 p.m., which is the station’s highest rated newscast.

KSN news director Jason Kravarik wants to make clear, though, that the station isn’t getting rid of the 10 p.m. newscast altogether. Kravarik told Rengers that, although the NBC-affiliate has a “solid team,” they’ve suffered from “a bad lead-in from NBC.”