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On the Move, 9/16/13

Ross Shimabuku joins Al Jazeera America in New York City as a sports anchor. Previously, Shimabuku worked at KSWB in San Diego.

Maria Quiban becomes the meteorologist for the Fox Sports 1 College Football Saturday pregame show. She will continue in her role as weekday morning meteorologist at KTTV, the Fox owned station in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Martin joins Al Jazeera America as a Nashville-based correspondent. He previously worked as a reporter and anchor at WSMV in Nashville.

Chris Murphy joins WTXF in Philadelphia as anchor of “Good Day Philadelphia.” He comes from KGTV in San Diego.

Roop Raj, formerly the weekend morning anchor at WJBK in Detroit, has been promoted to anchor of the weekday 4:30 a.m. newscast. Read more

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Kelly Jones Joins WPMI as Morning Anchor

WPMI has announced Kelly Jones will join the Mobile, AL, NBC affiliate as morning anchor.

Jones last worked as an anchor, reporter and host of “Better Kansas City” on Meredith’s Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV. In June, “Better Kansas City” went on hiatus for the Summer.

“Kelly brings a lot of energy and experience to the position, and she has a solid reputation for reaching out and being involved in the community,” said WPMI general manager Bobby Totsch. “She will hit the ground running and become a big part of our commitment to covering local news that is important to our community.”

Before working for KCTV, Jones worked in California, Michigan, Montana and Arizona. Her first day at WPMI will be September 9.

Kelly Jones Out, ‘Better Kansas City’ on Hiatus at KCTV

Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV has taken “Better Kansas City,” its local lifestyle show, off the air for the summer. Kelly Jones (pictured), the show’s co-host, is no longer with the station, according to Bottom Line Communications.

The Kansas City Star talks to KCTV general manager Darrin McDonald about plans for the 9 a.m. timeslot for the summer while “Better Kansas City” is “off the air for retooling”:

Starting next week, McDonald said, the national show “Better TV” — produced by KCTV’s corporate parent, Meredith, and shown mornings on KSMO-TV — will air in “Better KC’s” place but with some local segments. Those will be handled by Jones’ co-host, Lisa Holbrook, who remains at the station.

Jones said she had “no comment at this point.” She joined KCTV in April 2010 as co-anchor of its morning and noon newscasts. “Better Kansas City” was launched last fall by McDonald’s predecessor, Bobby Totsch.

The show is produced locally, but not by the station’s news department. The general manager said the show had been “performing fine” in the ratings, but he does want it to attract more young women and “add more 25-to-34-year-olds” to its audience.