Tallan announced in October that she was signing off from KOLN-KGIN after four years at the Lincoln duopoly. She joined the stations as a producer and reporter in 2008 and was promoted to morning anchor in 2010.
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Stewart’s last day on air for KCTV was August 2nd.
“I am really excited to stay in Kansas City and work for such a great station,” Stewart told Bottom Line. “I’ve always admired the way WDAF puts together their morning show – it’s loose, fun and informative at the same time.”
Besides KCTV, Stewart previously worked for KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa, KHGI in Kearny, Neb., Wand DTN in Dayton. He began his career as a photographer at WOWT in Omaha.
Rather is on a promotion tour for his memoir, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.” In addition to spending some time at the anchor desk, he will also do an extended interview with KCTV during the station’s 4 p.m. newscast tomorrow.
Rather began his television career at KTRK in Houston and eventually went on to anchor the “CBS Evening News” for 24 years. For more on Rather’s career, watch mediabistro’s “My First Big Break” interview with him after the jump.
>Update: Rather will not be anchoring the 5 p.m. newscast, KCTV told TVSpy this afternoon. “As it turned out, his schedule of events is making it tough for him to do the interview and try and do the show at 5 p.m.,” a spokesperson for the station said. “He will appear on KCTV5 News at 4 p.m. for an extended interview.” Read more
“We have made a solid commitment to providing our viewers with consistent and reliable news. Alexis’ solid and strong news background will enhance that commitment,” KCTV news director Blaise Labbe said in a statement. “She is very energetic and has a unique way of engaging viewers.” Read more
Although funeral plans for WDAF meteorologist Don Harman have not yet been released, TVSpy has learned all three rival stations in Kansas City — KSHB, KMBC and KCTV — have offered help staffing the WDAF newsroom so Harman’s friends and colleagues can attend the service.
Harman, pictured here with the WDAF morning news anchors, died by suicide last Tuesday after a lifelong struggle with depression.
In the aftermath of Don Harman‘s tragic death, TVSpy asked friends and colleagues of Harman’s to share their stories of the beloved Kansas City meteorologist. In their own words, here are their memories:
Don Harman, Joe Lauria, Jeff Penner and I would get together every year at the end of tornado season in June. We would meet at an area restaurant after Don finished his morning shift and spend a few hours talking about weather, the behind the scenes of the business, and more. He always had us laughing from the minute we saw him. We did this almost every year until he started his family a few years ago.
“We are saddened by this tragic loss,” WDAF president and general manger Cheryl McDonald said in the statement. “Don wasn’t just our meteorologist, he was a part of our family and we loved him. Words cannot express how deeply he will be missed.”
“To all of us, Don was like family and the news comes as a great shock to all the people he worked with at Fox 4,” anchor Kathy Quinn said in announcing the news at the top of the noon newscast.
In a taped segment (video inside), Horner reminisced about all of the “amazing people” she has worked with at the Kansas City CBS-affiliate.
“I still don’t know what I’m going to do when I leave KCTV 5. But I do know one thing: I’ve got two pretty special girls,” Horner said, introducing her daughters before walking out the door with them. Read more
Kansas City TV stations received grand jury subpoenas on Monday evening as local police ramped up their search for Lisa Irwin, the 10-month-old girl who went missing last week.
The Clay County Prosecutor’s Office served subpoenas to KMBC, KCTV, KSHB, and WDAF, requesting that the stations share raw footage of interviews conducted with family, neighbors, and family friends of the missing girl after she disappeared from her crib in the late evening/early morning of October 3rd/4th.
All of the stations are currently consulting with attorneys about the subpoenas and it is unclear if they will ultimately share footage with investigators. At least two of the stations–KCTV and KSHB–have been ordered to bring their footage to the Clay County Courthouse next Tuesday, the 18th at 9:00 a.m. Read more