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KDFW Adds Weekend Morning Anchor

anchondo_croppedKDFW has announced Jenny Anchondo will join the Dallas FOX owned station as a weekend morning anchor.

KDFW vice president and news director Robin Whitmeyer said in a statement, “Jenny is a valuable addition to our station. Her experience in breaking news, enterprise reporting, specifically investigative consumer stories, will provide further versatility to our team and enhance our news product.”

Beginning October 21, Anchondo will anchor “Good Day Saturday,” “Good Day Sunday,” and will also report for the weekday morning show “Good Day.”

Anchondo is currently a morning anchor and reporter at WXIN in Indianapolis, IN. She has also worked at KOLD in Tucson, AZ, and KNDU-KNDO in Kennewick, WA.

Emily Lopez Signs Off From KDFW in Dallas

After seven years at KDFW, reporter Emily Lopez has signed off from the Fox O&O in Dallas.

“My husband got a job out of state and I will be joining him. It’s hard to leave a place after seven years,” Lopez told Dallas media blogger Ed Bark.

Lopez declined to say where she is moving. Before joining KDFW, she worked at stations in San Antonio, Raleigh-Durham,  Lubbock, Texas and Asheville, N.C.

Adrian Arambulo and Gadi Schwartz Join KNBC

Adrian Arambulo (left) and Gadi Schwartz (right) have joined KNBC, the NBC owned station in Los Angeles.

“Adrian and Gadi are two excellent journalists and we’re thrilled they have joined the news team,” KNBC vice president of news Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. “They will join our talented group of reporters to bring viewers the best breaking news, in-depth coverage and meaningful stories that connect people in Southern California.”

Arambulo will join KNBC as the weekend morning-co anchor, replacing Ted Chen, who will remain with the station as a general assignment reporter. Arambulo will also report for KNBC. Since 2007, he has worked as the weekend morning anchor at KDFW, the Fox O&O in Dallas. He will begin anchoring the weekend newscast on August 31.

Schwartz, who will report for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, joins KNBC from KOB, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque. In his 10 years there, he has been the station’s weekend co-anchor and managing investigator for the investigative unit.

More from KNBC after the jump. Read more

KENS Executive News Director Kurt Davis Joins CBS News

KENS executive news director Kurt Davis is joining CBS News as vice president of news services.

Davis has worked at the San Antonio CBS affiliate for 10 years. In his new role, he will oversee CBS News’ satellite newsgathering organization, which provides news and information to the network’s 200 affiliates.

Davis has also worked as manager of coverage and content at WSB in Atlanta and as news director at WDSU in New Orleans. He has also worked at KDFW in Dallas, WSET in Lynchburg, Va., KATV in Little Rock and WBRZ in Baton Rouge, La.

‘New Girl’ Gets Apology for Being Identified as Boston Bomber on KDFW

Zooey Deschanel star of FOX network’s show “New Girl” got an apology from a closed captioning service that mistakenly identified her as one of the Boston Bombing suspects.

The mistake showed up on the Dallas FOX owned station KDFW, during Friday night’s live coverage of the arrest of suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

The New York Daily News reports Caption Solutions says it’s sorry for the gaffe,

Lawrence, Kan.-based Caption Solutions says it and its captioner “deeply regret” the mistake. Company president Kala J. Patterson says in a statement issued Tuesday they “sincerely apologize for this error.”

Deschanel re-tweeted the mistake Friday night writing, “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL! “@joelmchale: Oh my RT @peterogburn: pic.twitter.com/F3sbpmq9WO

Dallas Stations Live Overnight With Coverage of Fertilizer Plant Explosion

More than 100 people were injured during an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas Wednesday night.

ABC affiliate WFAA was the first of the Dallas stations to report the news at 8:47 p.m. The station began continuing coverage at 9:35 p.m. that lasted throughout the night. John McCaa anchored the first several hours, with Ron Corning taking over at 2 a.m. Todd Unger reported from West.

Fox O&O KDFW reported the news at the top of the 9 p.m. hour. Heather Hays and Steve Eagar anchored five and a half hours of wall-to-wall coverage, signing off at 2:30 a.m. Brandon Todd reported from West for KDFW.

KTVT was next at 9:46 p.m. with Karen Borta anchoring. The CBS O&O had continuing coverage from 9:55 p.m. to 2 a.m. with Borta and Jason Allen reporting from West.

NBC O&O KXAS reported the news at 9:48 p.m. Amanda Guerra and Brian Curtis anchored until 12:30 a.m., with Scott Gordon reporting from West.

FOX Television Stations Commit to ‘TMZ Live’

FOX Television Stations has announced “TMZ Live,” a one hour show that takes viewers inside the TMZ newsroom, will now air on all of its FOX stations.

FOX has been slowly adding the show to its station group since March 2012.  After a test run in the Los Angeles market on KTTV, it soon expanded into Phoenix (KSAZ), Boston (WFXT) Chicago (WFLD), Dallas (KDFW), Detroit (WJBK) and Minneapolis (KMSP). Beginning next Fall, FOX will air the show on its remaining stations including New York (WNYW), Philadelphia (WTXF), Washington, D.C (WTTG), Atlanta (WAGA), Houston (KRIV), Tampa (WTVT) and Orlando (WOFL).

“The distribution roll-out of “TMZ Live” is as unconventional and unique as the show itself,” said Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “This slow approach has translated into a strong and loyal daily audience, time period increases and younger demos.  It’s also created a demand in the markets where the series does not yet air.” Read more

Dennis Welsh Named General Manager at WFLD

Fox Television Stations has named Dennis Welsh the vice president and general manager of WFLD-WPWR, the Fox-owned stations in Chicago.

Welsh is a longtime Fox executive who has been general manager of WOFL-WOGX, the Fox-owned stations in Orlando, since 2010. He replaces Mike Renda, who has been named general manager of WJBK in Detroit.

After announcing Renda’s appointment in Detroit Friday morning, Renda returned to Chicago with Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy. The pair are announcing Welsh’s WFLD appointment to members of the station at 2:30pmET/1:30CT and are expected to address the newsroom later this afternoon.

“It’s a privilege to join a FOX duopoly that is home to top-rated syndicated brands, the Chicago Bears and an aggressive news team,” Welsh said in a statement. “The station has accomplished a great deal over the last few years but there is still much we can achieve and I can’t wait to get started.”

Before working in Orlando, Welsh spent eight years as vice president and director of sales for Dallas Fox O&O KDFW. He has also worked as vice president and director of sales for Fox Station Sales in New York and as VP-GM of WJW in Cleveland, which was owned by Fox when he worked there.

“Dennis brings an impressive range of sales and local news experience,” Abernethy said. “He has done a tremendous job in Orlando and I am confident his leadership will elevate FOX Chicago to the next level.”

Welsh will begin at WFLD on January 7. The release from Fox is after the jump. Read more

Reporter Latoya Silmon Joins KDFW From KTUL

Latoya Silmon is joining KDFW, the Fox O&O in Dallas, as a general assignment reporter.

Silmon, a Dallas native, most recently worked as an anchor and reporter at KTUL in Tulsa. She begins November 5 as a reporter for KDFW’s morning newscast.

“It’s a dream come true to be able to return to my hometown and work for FOX 4,” Silmon said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started telling the stories of the community that shaped the person and professional I am today.”

Oops: KDFW Runs Blank Over-the-Shoulder Graphic

Something went awry in the KDFW graphics department during Thursday night’s evening newscast (above).

Clarice Tinsley, the evening anchor on the Dallas Fox O&O, was reporting a story on a local kidnapping. The graphic was only up for three seconds before the station quickly switched to a fullscreen map instead.

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