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Anchor Justin Wilfon Says Farewell to KJRH

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 9.43.52 AMKJRH anchor Justin Wilfon bid farewell to viewers at Tulsa’s NBC affiliate, ending nine years with the station. “I’ll miss all my co-workers and Tulsa, he said. “My nine years here really have been the best years of my life.”

The station aired a retrospective package and had an on-set farewell, letting viewers know he’s leaving the station, but staying with the company:

Justin, who’s been with 2NEWS since 2008, is heading north to our sister station in Kansas City where he will host a new program, The NOW KC.

Beginning in September, viewers can see Justin weekdays at 4 p.m. on 41 Action News and KSHB.com.

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Justin Wilfon to Join KSHB in Kansas City

wilfon kjrhKJRH morning anchor Justin Wilfon is joining Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB as host of its 4:00 p.m. news, the Now KC.

This is a move within parent company E.W. Scripps for Wilfon who is leaving Scripps Tulsa station KJRH this week.

“I’ll miss my 2 Works for You family, but I’m happy to be staying in The E.W. Scripps Company,” Wilfon said in a statement. ”I’m very much looking forward to this incredible opportunity, and this big adventure in KC.”

Scripps also said the Now, the interactive and social media focused show it launched in Denver and Kansas City in July, will expand to six more markets: WXYZ in Detroit, KNXV in Phoenix, WCPO in Cincinnati, WEWS in Cleveland, WFTS in Tampa, FL, and WPTV in West Palm Beach.

Having Auditioned for ‘The Voice,’ Anchor Returns to Cover Season Finale

KJRH‘s Justin Wilfon is returning to Los Angeles for “The Voice,” but this time he won’t be singing.

Last year, Wilfon auditioned for NBC’s singing competition show but didn’t make the cut. Now he’s back to cover the show’s season finale for the Tulsa NBC-affiliate.

“When I auditioned for ‘The Voice’ in Los Angeles back in August, I never dreamed I would be back in LA for the finale,” Wilfon wrote in a recent blog post.

Wilfon and photojournalist Dennis Meister are flying to LA next week to cover the season finale. He’ll be reporting live on KJRH’s morning show next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and appearing during the station’s evening newscasts on Monday and Tuesday. Read more

KJRH Moves George Flickinger To Weekday Mornings

Beginning next week, weekend meteorologist George Flickinger will move to the weekday morning spot on Tulsa NBC-affiliate KJRH.

Flickinger replaces Julie Chin, who is leaving the station after 9 years for personal reasons, according to the official station announcement. Her last day will be December 23.

Flickinger, a meteorologist at KJRH since 1996, will join co-anchors Deana Silk and Justin Wilfon on the weekday morning newscasts. In announcing the changes, news director Steve Weinstein said the station was “fortunate to be able to hire from within.”