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Former Survivor Contestant Jeff Varner Out at WNCT

varner wnctWNCT has confirmed with TVSpy, Jeff Varner no longer works at the Greenville, N.C. CBS affiliate.

The former contestant on “Survivor: The Australian Outback” worked as a reporter at WPIX in New York before coming to WNCT in 2012 to work as an anchor. He’s also worked at WWMT in Grand Rapids, Mich., WGHP in Greensboro and KCBS in Los Angeles.

Before working in local news, he was an entertainment reporter who has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Xtra. he has also been a featured correspondent on E! News and the TV Guide Network.

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WNCT Adds Angela Green as Anchor

green_wnct_croppedWNCT has announced the addition of Angela Green as anchor for the Greenville, NC, CBS affiliate.

Green will co-anchor with Jeff Varner on the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news.

“We’re thrilled to have Angela joining the 9 On Your Side News team,” said news director Ingrid Johansen in a statement. “She brings her experience, dedication and passion to the News Desk.”

Green comes to WNCT from Pioneer Electric Cooperative where she was communications manager. She has also worked at WAKA in Montgomery, AL, and WVTM in Birmingham, AL.

Anchor Ryan Peterson Set to Join WNCT

Ryan Peterson is joining WNCT, Media General’s CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C.

Peterson will anchor the 5 p.m. newscast on WNCT and the 10 p.m. newscast on a CW-affiliated digital subchannel. Jeff Varner and Amanda Goodman will continue to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

“We are very fortunate to have Ryan joining the 9 On Your Side team.  His extensive journalism experience will be a compliment to our team,” news director Ingrid Johansen said in a statement.

Peterson joins the station from New York, where he has worked for YNN, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news network, since 2002.

On the Move 10/4/2012

Danielle Leigh moves from KCRA in Sacramento to Washington DC correspondent for NBC News Channel.

Marc Santia has made the jump from WDIV in Detroit to reporter at WNBC.

Amara Sohn joins WFLD as weekend anchor/reporter from WTVJ in Miami.

Keith Garvin moves to weekday anchor at KPRC in Houston from morning anchor at KTVT in Dallas.

John Knicely will join KIRO in Seattle as a weekday morning anchor from KMOV in St. Louis.

Bob DeCastro joins KTTV in Los Angeles as a reporter/fill-in anchor.

Josh Benson joins WFOR as weekday morning anchor.  Previously he worked at WFTV in Orlando.

Blake McCoy joins KARE in Minneapolis as a weekend anchor from KTNV in Las Vegas.

Adam Longo joins KPHO in Phoenix as a weekend anchor/reporter from Central Florida News in Orlando.

Courtney Fallon jumps almost 40 markets from WLNE in Providence to weekend sportscaster at WTVJ in Miami.

Jeff Varner joins WNCT in Greenville, NC as the main evening anchor.

Marie Coronel joins KGTV in her hometown of San Diego as a reporter from WTKR in Norfolk.

Leyla Santiago will join WRAL in Raleigh as a reporter from KBAK in Bakersfield.

Erielle Reshef moves to KOCO in Oklahoma City as a reporter/anchor. Erielle previously worked as an anchor/reporter at IBA English News in Israel.

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Jeff Varner Joins WNCT as Evening Anchor

Jeff Varner is joining WNCT, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C., as the anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Varner comes to Greenville from New York City, where he was a general assignment reporter at CW affiliate WPIX. He replaces Allan Hoffman, who is retiring after more than two decades at WNCT. Varner wrote an introductory blog post on the station’s website this week:

For two weeks I’ve been able to observe, and from behind the scenes, participate in the shows you’ve been watching.  It afforded me the opportunity to get to know people, understand how this “on-your-side” machine works, and better envision something even stronger.

I can’t fill Allan Hoffman’s shoes if I tried.  So I won’t.  Read more

WWMT Reporter Aaron Baskerville Gets Tased On-Camera

“Have you lost your mind?” WWMT anchor Jeff Varner asked reporter Aaron Baskerville as he threw to his segment on taser use.

In covering the growing debate in Michigan about legalizing tasers, Baskerville decided that he would get stunned by one on-camera to illustrate the power that the non-lethal weapons have (video above).

The taser hit was originally supposed to be for five seconds but Baskerville, buckling from the shock, yelled for the officials to stop after two.