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KABB Anchor Karen Martinez Dies After Long Battle With Breast Cancer

KABB anchor Karen Martinez has died from breast cancer, according to the San Antonio Fox affiliate. She was 37.

“Karen’s courage in her battle inspired us all,” the station said in a statement. “She loved each of her Fox San Antonio viewers.”

Martinez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and has raised awareness of the disease and its treatments on the air for the past four years. In November, the anchor underwent radioembolization treatments to treat the cancer, which had spread to her liver.

Watch KABB’s tribute to Martinez here (the station’s video player does not allow embedding).

Andy Cunningham Joins WDSU From WKYT

Andy Cunningham is joining WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans.

Cunningham moves to Louisiana from Kentucky, where he has been a general assignment reporter at WKYT in Lexington since March. This is Cunningham’s second stint at the station. He previously worked there from 2007-09.

Cunningham has also been a reporter at KABB in San Antonio, KFXA in Cedar Rapids and KLJB in Davenport, Iowa.

KABB Anchor Karen Martinez Continues Her Fight Against Stage Four Breast Cancer

KABB anchor Karen Martinez is entering a new phase in her fight against stage four breast cancer that has spread to her liver.

Martinez, who has has sought to raise awareness of breast cancer since she was diagnosed in 2009, has begun radioembolization treatments for her disease. She shared her story with KABB’s Yami Virgin in a report that aired Thursday.

“To be a part of this is amazing because it is so new to San Antonio. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to do this story and to let people know that this is an option,” Martinez said.

Watch KABB’s report on radioembolization here (the station’s video player does not allow embedding).

Miriam Zamorano Joins WFTX as Morning Anchor

Miriam Zamorano will join WFTX, the Fort Myers FOX affiliate, as news anchor for the station’s morning show, “FOX 4 Rising”.

The move for Zamorano, who was a reporter, anchor and traffic reporter at Fort Myer’s WINK before heading to KABB in San Antonio, coincides with the birth of her first child.

“I am so excited to join the Fox 4 Rising team and look forward to bringing Southwest Florida viewers what they need to get their day started right,” Zamorano said in a statement posted to the station’s website. “I want to tell about what is going on in the world, but more importantly, I want our viewers to know about the news that is relevant to them. We’re going to be informational, but we’re also going to have fun.”

The station also announced Amy Wegmann, who left the station to support her husbands run for Congress, will fill-in for Carley Wegner on “Fox 4 Morning Blend” while Wegner is on medical leave.

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VIDEO: KABB Reporter Changes Charles Barkley’s Mind About San Antonio Women

Former NBA star and current NBA commentator Charles Barkley has made a habit of dissing San Antonio as he covers the Spurs for TNT, going so far as to regularly call the city’s women fat.

Barkley was in the Alamo City this week as the Spurs competed in the Western Conference Finals, and he was confronted by an excited group of local reporters when he made a public appearance with the city’s mayor.

Among the collected journalists, was KABB reporter Christina Coleman, who Barkley put his arm around and declared, “I like the women” (video above–around 0:54 mark).

Sales Veteran Named GM of KABB-KMYS

Dean Radla has been promoted to general manager of KABB and KMYS in San Antonio.  Radla has served as director of sales for the Sinclair duopoly since 1999.

“The past fifteen years at KABB and KMYS have been very rewarding and gratifying, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to expand my leadership responsibilities as general manager,” Radla, who served as KABB’s local sales manager beginning in 1997, said in a statement. “I look forward to building on the stations’ strong operations, quality programming and local news offerings, and continuing to serve our local community.”

Radla succeeds John Seabers, who was recently promoted to Sinclair TV Group Manager. Read more

Three Years After Leaving KABB, Cynthia Lee Rejoins Station as Weekend Anchor

KABB has re-hired Cynthia Lee as a reporter and weekend anchor, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.

Lee spent seven years anchoring the evening newscasts for the San Antonio Fox-affiliate. She left in 2009 and has spent the past three years producing segments on Fox Sports Southwest.

“KABB was very good to me the first time around,” Lee said. “I believe in the people and the product. It was a no brainer to go back and I can’t believe I even get my old desk.”

Lee will anchor the weekend evening newscasts with Ted Garcia when she rejoins the station on April 9. She replaces Mileka Lincoln, who joined Austin’s KEYE this week.

Mileka Lincoln, Hunter Ellis Replace Fred Cantu on KEYE Morning Newscast

With the arrival of anchor Mileka Lincoln, Austin’s KEYE is shaking up the morning newscast.

Lincoln was hired from KABB in San Antonio to be the morning anchor. She is paired with Hunter Ellis, who was promoted to the anchor desk from his previous job as a reporter for the KEYE 4 p.m. newscast.

Popular Austin anchor Fred Cantu, who has been filling in as the morning anchor since last year, will become a feature reporter for KEYE, according to the Austin American-Statesman. He will revive his weekly “Gadget Guy” reports that focus on technology trends. Read more

Mileka Lincoln Joining KEYE From KABB

Mileka Lincoln is joining KEYE as morning anchor. She starts at the Austin CBS-affiliate next Monday.

“It’s my dream job — so I can’t wait!” Lincoln told TVSpy via email. “KEYE’s re-launching a new morning show (set to hopefully debut at the beginning of April) so this is a very exciting transition.”

Lincoln is currently a weekend anchor and reporter at KABB, the Fox-affiliate in San Antonio. Her last day at the station is Friday.

KEYE’s morning newscast has been anchored by Fred Cantu since October. The San Antonio Express-News reports Lincoln will “c0-anchor” the morning newscast, although it is not immediately clear who her co-anchor will be. KEYE did not return TVSpy’s request for comment.

Onetime Anchor James Keith Returns to KABB as Assistant News Director

James Keith, who left the KABB anchor desk following last year’s May sweeps, is back with the San Antonio Fox-affiliate as assistant news director.

Keith regularly co-anchored KABB’s 9 p.m. newscast but decided to leave for a job with more conventional hours, accepting a PR position with a local school district. After the sudden death of KABB news director Greg Koelfgen earlier this year, though, Keith began to reassess his career path, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

“Being able to go back as a news manager is a dream come true,” Keith told the Express-News‘ Jeanne Jakle. “I’m excited about being back in a newsroom and being in a position where I can help guide reporters.”

Keith is assuming the post vacated by Keith McMahan, who succeeded Koelfgen as news director.

Although he may be asked to fill in at the anchor desk on occasion, Keith said that he’s looking forward to life behind the camera. “Honestly,” he said, “it’s been nice being able to grow facial hair when I want!”

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