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On the Move, 8/7/14

Alexandra Field has been named full-time staff correspondent at CNN in New York. She had been a freelancer there.

Marc Cota-Robles joins KABC in Los Angeles as a reporter and fill-in anchor. He previously worked at KION in Salinas, Calif.

Erin Kennedy has been named weekday morning anchor at WBBM in Chicago. She comes from WKYC in Cleveland.

Dorian Warren joins MSNBC as a contributor. Warren is an assistant professor at Columbia University.  Read more

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Boston’s WBZ Shuffles Morning Anchors

wbz morning newscastWBZ, the CBS-owned station in Boston, has shuffled its anchor lineup, a station spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

After more than a year anchoring the weekday morning newscast, Kerry Connolly is moving back to the weekend morning newscasts. She will be replaced by Kate Merrill, who moves to weekdays after the same amount of time anchoring the weekend morning newscast.

Merrill will anchor the weekday morning newscast alongside David Wade and Connolly will anchor the weekend morning newscast alongside Danielle Niles. The changes went into effect today.

Former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

For most of the day, Boston stations have been in continuing coverage of the of arrest of NFL player Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with murder of a 27-year-old semipro football player was found close to Hernandez’s home. The New England Patriots tight end was dropped by the team shortly after he was arrested at his home around 8:45 a.m.

On WCVB, Bianca de la Garza and Susan Wornick anchored coverage. The ABC affiliate had investigative reporter Kathy Curran reporting from the newsroom, Pam Cross reporting from the Attleborough courthouse and John Atwater at the North Attleborough police station.

On WHDH, Kayna Whitworth and Tim Caputo anchored coverage. Sportscaster Rhett Lewis reported for the NBC affiliate from Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. Byron Barnett reported from the courthouse, with Alexandra Field at the police station and Victoria Warren at Hernandez’s house.

CBS O&O WBZ had Kate Merrill and David Wade anchoring in the morning and Paula Ebben and Jonathan Elias anchoring in the afternoon. Bill Shields reported from the courthouse and Michelle Roberts reported from Gillette Stadium.

Shannon Mulaire and Gene Lavanchy anchored on Fox O&O WFXT in the morning, and Maria Stephanos and Mark Ockerbloom took over in the afternoon. Crystal Haynes reported from the North Attlebourough police station and Sharman Sacchetti was live from the courthouse.

Paula Ebben Moved to Evenings as Part of WBZ Anchor Shuffle

Longtime WBZ morning anchor Paula Ebben (pictured center) will move from mornings to the 5 p.m. news for the Boston CBS owned station, beginning Monday.

Ebben, who had anchored the morning show for eight years, said her goodbyes to viewers on air this morning. You can watch the video of her farewell after the jump. Ebben will join co-anchor Jonathan Elias at 5 p.m. and also report for the station.

WBZ made some more anchor changes on the eve of the February book. Kerry Connolly (pictured right) will move from weekend mornings to anchor the weekday 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. show with David Wade. Kate Merrill (pictured left), who currently anchors the 10 p.m. news for sister station WSBK (MyTV), will replaced Kerry on weekend mornings. Read more

WSBK Joins Competitive 10 p.m. News Race in Boston

Boston’s WSBK will shift its evening news  to 10 p.m. this fall, pitting the station’s program directly against competing broadcasts from Boston stations WFXT and WLVI.

WSBK, currently an independent station also known as Channel 38, recently announced it would become a MyNetworkTV affiliate. The CBS-owned station is a sister station of CBS affiliate WBZ. WSBK currently airs a half-hour evening newscast as 9 p.m., but will shift the newscast to 10 p.m. as part of the MyNetworkTV partnership, The Boston Globe reported.

This will put it in direct competition at 10 p.m. with WFXT’s evening news and WLVI’s evening news, which is staffed and operated by sister station WHDH. The WSBK broadcast will be anchored by Kate Merrill, who will be joined by meteorologist Todd Gutner and sports director Steve Burton.