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Scarlett Greyson Joins KTBC From KAMC

Scarlett Greyson is joining KTBC, the Fox owned station in Austin, next month. She will anchor the station’s new weekend morning newscasts, which will air from 6 to 8 a.m. beginning September 7.

Greyson was most recently a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KAMC, the ABC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. She began her career with internships at “NBC Nightly News,” KTRK in Houston and WGHP in Greensboro, N.C.

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Nexstar Taps Eric Thomas as General Manager of KLBK

Nexstar Broadcasting has named Eric Thomas vice president and general manager of Lubbock, TX, CBS affiliate KLBK.

“I began my broadcasting career in Lubbock and am deeply committed to the great state of Texas where I grew up and where my wife, two children and extended family and many close business contacts and personal friends currently reside,” said Thomas. “I look forward to working with the exceptional team of broadcasters, the station’s advertisers and the local community to drive continued viewership growth while delivering superior marketing solutions to local and national advertisers.”

Thomas, who will also oversee the company’s joint operating agreement with Mission Broadcasting’s KAMC and serve as head of e-media operations for both station’s digital properties, previously worked as vice president and general manager of KTAB in Abilene/Sweetwater, TX. Read more

Greg McAlister Named President-GM of KRIS

Greg McAlister has been named president and general manager of Cordillera Communications’ stations in Corpus Christi, Texas.

McAlister will lead NBC affiliate KRIS, Telemundo affiliate KAJA and independent station KDF. He will also oversee KZTV, Sagamore Hill Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate that Cordillera operates under a shared services agreement.

McAlister worked at KAMC in Lubbock, Texas, for 20 years, including as president and general manager from 1991-99. He most recently was VP-GM of KAMC-KLBK and managed a regional hub for Nexstar Broadcasting.

McAlister begins March 11. He replaces Tim Noble, who left the stations in December.

Anchor Erin Kennedy Out at Providence’s WPRI

Erin Kennedy is leaving Providence CBS-affiliate WPRI, where she anchors the evening newscasts, according to GoLocalProv.

Kennedy joined the station in 2005 from KAMC in Lubbock, TX, where she was the morning anchor. In Providence, she anchors the 5:30 p.m. newscast on WPRI and the 10 p.m. newscast on sister-station WNAC, the market Fox affiliate.

Kennedy’s anchor job is posted on the WPRI website. The station is seeking a “high-energy, engaging talent who is a strong storyteller and can handle breaking news situations … If you just want to read the news, this is not the job for you.”

Matt Laubhan Named Chief Meteorologist at WTVA

Matt Laubhan has been named chief meteorologist at WTVA in Tupelo, MS. The NBC-affiliate announced the move this week, saying that Laubhan would become the first and only certified meteorologist in northern Mississippi.

“Dozens of meteorologists applied for this opportunity, but in the end we kept coming back to Matt,” said WTVA news director Jeff Houston. “His passion and knowledge for weather is obvious to anyone who talks to him.”

Laubhan, who is currently the chief meteorologist at KLBK in Lubbock, TX, will succeed WTVA’s longtime weather chief Dick Rice. The station announced in December that Rice, who has been with WTVA for 31 years, would be scaling back his duties, becoming chief meteorologist emeritus.

Laubhan is perhaps best know, at least nationally, for proposing to his girlfriend, KAMC anchor Emily Leonard, during a newscast. Read more