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WCAU Shuffles Morning, Evening Anchors

jones sikahemaChanges are afoot at WCAU, according to the Philadelphia Daily News: the NBC owned station in Philly has swapped its morning and evening anchors.

Keith Jones (pictured left) formerly the morning anchor, will move to evenings, anchoring the 5 p.m. newscast alongside Jacqueline London. Sports director Vai Sikahema (pictured right),who also anchored the 5 p.m. newscast, will move to the morning shift, anchoring from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with Tracy Davidson.

The Daily News also reports Steve Highsmith, a general assignment reporter who hosted “NBC 10 @Issue,” has left WCAU. The show will continue with a new host who has not yet been named.

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WTVJ Shuffles Anchors: Jawan Strader to Weekdays, Keith Jones to Weekends

WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in South Florida, is shuffling weekend and weekday anchors.

Beginning today, Jawan Strader (left) replaces Keith Jones (right) as co-anchor of the weekday morning newscast. Strader joined WTVJ in August after a decade at rival WFOR, where he was also the morning anchor. At WTVJ, Strader will join Pam Giganti at the anchor desk.

Jones will shift to weekends, where he will take Strader’s place anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on Saturday and Sunday. Jones was hired in June from WTSP in Tampa.

The online bios for Strader and Jones were updated Friday evening to reflect the new assignments. [h/t NewsBlues]

On the Move, 1/14/13

Sharon Reed joins KMOV in St. Louis as primary anchor. Reed was most recently an anchor at WOIO in Cleveland.

Keith Jones joins WTVJ in Miami from WTSP in Tampa. Jones will be WTVJ’s morning and noon anchor.

Wendy Corona moves from Dallas to Atlanta as she becomes WSB’s weekend evening anchor. In Dallas, Corona was a freelance reporter at WFAA.

George Smith joins WOIO in Cleveland from ESPN. Smith will anchor WOIO’s weeknight newscasts. Read more

Headed for Miami, Keith Jones Signs Off From WTSP

Keith Jones, who was recently announced as the new morning anchor at WTVJ in Miami, said goodbye to WTSP in Tampa this morning (video above).

“This is honestly the most fun I’ve ever had in my career,” Jones said.  “All the places I’ve worked, all the crews that I’ve worked with, I’ve never had so much fun as I’ve had here.”

Keith Jones Named Morning Anchor at WCAU

Beginning in July, Keith Jones will be the morning anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia, the NBC O&O announced today.

Jones comes to WCAU from WTAE, the ABC-affiliate in Pittsburgh, where he has been a reporter and anchor for the past two years. He has previously worked at WCAU as an intern while attending Villanova University. In his new role, he will also report for the station.

“We’re excited to welcome Keith back to NBC10 as part of our on-air team,” president and general manager Eric Lerner said in a statement. “He has an enthusiasm and energy that our viewers will respond well to.”

Jones will be paired with WCAU morning anchor Lori Wilson. Stacey Stauffer, who has been filling in at the morning anchor desk, will return to reporting full-time, according to a station spokesperson.

WTVJ Hires Keith Jones as Morning Co-Anchor

Keith Jones will be the new morning co-anchor at WTVJ in Miami, the NBC O&O announced today.

Jones joins WTVJ from WTSP in Tampa, where he has anchored the morning and noon newscasts for the past three years. He replaces Adam Kuperstein, who recently moved from mornings to evenings at WTVJ.

“Keith’s strong reporting and anchoring background will make him a valuable addition to NBC 6 News,” WTVJ president and general manager Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “We’re excited to have our morning team in place.” Read more

WTSP to Debut 9 a.m. Newscast Targeted at Women

Saying that he felt there was “an opportunity for growth” in the time period,  WTSP president and general manager Ken Tonning announced this week that the station will debut a new, half-hour newscast at 9 a.m.

“10 News at 9am” will be anchored by Keith Jones and Ginger Gadsden, with Bobby Deskins doing weather.

The new, weekday newscast will be feature-oriented, focusing on issues important to women.  It is set to premiere on Monday.

“I don’t think anyone owns the time period,” Tonning told the St. Petersburg Times. “And we know there’s a market for local programming in the mornings.”