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Phoenix Anchor Injured in September Crash Back at Work

covington on air kpnxKim Covington, (pictured center) anchor for Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX, is back at work after a crash in September sent her to the hospital.

Covington and photographer Mike Falvo were traveling in a station vehicle when it was hit by an SUV that ran a stop sign. Their news van then rolled into oncoming traffic where it was hit by another vehicle. Covington was sent to the hospital while Falvo was treated at the scene and released.

“Returning to work today following the accident 6 months ago was emotionally exhausting but felt great seeing my 12 News family again,” Covington wrote on her facebook page.

KPNX GM John Misner told TVSpy “there were lots of smiles and tears when Kim walked back into the newsroom after her absence.”

Misner also said Covington will appear on “EVB Live” today for an on-air welcome.

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Josh Eure Out as WHAS News Director Before He Started

eure_whasJosh Eure, who was scheduled to start Monday as news director for Gannett operated station WHAS will not be coming to the Louisville ABC affiliate after all.

WHAS GM Linda Danna told TVSpy, “Josh has decided to remain in Phoenix.”

>UPDATE: KPNX GM John Misner told TVSpy Eure will stay in his position as assistant ND at the Phoenix station.

In a TVSpy exclusive, Eure responded to reports of his legal troubles in Phoenix as publicized by subscription media site Newsblues who first reported today’s news.

“All of the charges brought against me were dismissed by the State of Arizona due to ‘No reasonable likelihood of conviction,.’ End of story,” wrote Eure. “Since the State itself has opted not to pursue its opportunity to ‘prove me guilty’ it is unconscionable that I should stand accused by a gossip media website.”

Eure was the assistant news director of Gannett’s Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX before being named news director at WHAS.

Phoenix News Director Gets Promoted

casey_kpnxMark Casey, VP and news director for Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX, has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president and station manager.

Casey, who joined KPNX in 1999 said “he looks forward to developing and improving the combined newsrooms’ digital reach and social-media functions.”

John Misner, COO & GM of KPNX, told TVSpy Casey will “retain many of his news director duties as we determine the best next steps for newsroom leadership.”

Casey started his career as a reporter and photographer and has worked as a news director since 1991.

Anchor and Reporter Injured After SUV Hits Phoenix News Van

Phoenix police are investigating a crash that injured KPNX anchor and reporter Kim Covington and photojournalist Mike Falvo yesterday.

According to the NBC affiliate, investigators say an SUV failed to yield at a stop sign and hit the news van the two were traveling in. Their van then rolled into oncoming traffic where it was hit by another vehicle.

Covington and the driver of the third vehicle were taken to a local hospital while Falvo was treated and released at the scene. The station told viewers on its facebook page, “We are relieved to report that they are both OK.” Read more