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Fort Myers Stations Pay Tribute to Jim Reif

Waterman Broadcasting’s Fort Myers stations, ABC affiliate WZVN and NBC affiliate WBBH, took some time out of their respective newscasts to remember the station’s shared director of meteorology Jim Reif who died yesterday from injuries suffered in a bicycling accident.

Many of Reif’s friends and colleagues remembered the Fort Myers meteorologist by telling stories about their time together or by giving their impressions of the man.

Kansas City meteorologist Len Jennings from KMBC spoke about Reif in a video tribute. You can watch it after the jump. Read more

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Jeff Butera Joins WZVN From WFTS

Reporter Jeff Butera is leaving WFTS in Tampa to join WZVN in Fort Myers.

Butera, who has worked at WFTS since 2009, will anchor the 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts for WZVN, the Fort Myers ABC-affiliate.

“It’s tough to leave behind the great people I’ve worked with and met along the way in Tampa Bay, but I’m excited about a new challenge,” he wrote on Facebook.

Butera replaces Len Jennings, who is joining KMBC-KCWE in Kansas City.

On the Move, 2/21/12

Dallas native Teresa Woodard moves back to her hometown as she joins WFAA as a reporter. She was previously an anchor-reporter at KTVI in St. Louis.

WFTS reporter Jeff Butera joins WZVN in Fort Myers as the station’s primary anchor.

Eric Sollman, an anchor-reporter at WAFF in Huntsville, joins Bay News 9 in Tampa.

WFFF reporter Natalie Peterson joins RNN in New Jersey.

Stacey Skrysak joins WAND in Decatur, IL as an anchor. She was previously an anchor at KRTV in Boise. Read more