Miller most recently worked at WXII, the NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, as a weekend news and sports anchor. She left in May after two years with the station.
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Stolp tweeted the news saying, “Life update! Leaving TV news indefinitely. Ready for the next adventure. Thanks for all the support!”
According to Gary Dinges with the Austin American-Statesman, Stolp has taken a job at Silicon Labs handling “community and university relations, as well as employee communications and engagement efforts.”
“After nearly a decade in the TV business, I’m ready for a new challenge,” she told Dinges. “I’ve learned a lot at KEYE, but the challenges at this new position will help me grow in ways that wouldn’t have happened at KEYE.”
It is a return to Austin for Maciborski, who worked at ABC affiliate KVUE from 1994-2000. He will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Judy Maggio, who he worked with at KVUE, beginning June 24.
“KEYE is on the move in a city that is booming,” Maciborski told the American-Statesman. “It’s a great station with a great team … and I get to sit next to my good friend Judy Maggio again. I’m proud to be a part of what’s happening there.”
Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced it will begin broadcasting mobile capable signals from ten of its stations in nine markets.
“The pace of technology makes it imperative for broadcasters to continue to lead in serving our communities,” said Mark Aitken, vice president of Advanced Technology for Sinclair and chairman of the ATSC A/153 MobileDTV standardization activity. “Broad adoption of MobileDTV, as a part of our local broadcast television offering, is the next step. We are confident our Network partners will see the value mobile simulcasting brings in building station and Network brands, audience share, and local television relevancy.”
Mobile DTV, as the service is called, allows viewers to watch their favorite local broadcast stations, for free, on portable devices like smart phones and tablets by adding a plug-in adapter. Read more
“I was informed that the corporate office in Baltimore decided not to renew my contract,” Oliveira said. “No reason was given. It took me by total surprise. I’m heartbroken because I love what I do.”
While Oliveira told Austin360 KEYE could take first place at 10:00 p.m. this sweeps period, weak ratings at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. news have plagued the station for years, he said, because of a weak afternoon lead in. Read more
“It’s my last show here at WTHR-TV today at noon!” Windler wrote on Facebook Tuesday morning. “THANK YOU for watching and counting on me for your forecasts here! It’s been an honor.”
Payton, who currently works for KOKH, confirmed on her twitter page she was leaving the Oklahoma City FOX affiliate. When asked by a viewer if she was leaving KOKH, Payton replied, “yes, Jan. 1.” She followed that response up by saying, “I will miss OKC, but I’m excited for the new opportunity as well.”
Payton previously worked for KTEN in North Texas and Southeast Oklahoma as a producer and reporter.
“They just have a different weather philosophy and want to go a different direction,” Kimmel said. “I’m not going to stand in their way. They were very cool about it all. I wish them good luck.”
Sinclair, which purchased KEYE last year, came under fire in November for a pre-election special aired on its Columbus, Dayton and West Palm Beach stations that some called a partisan attack on President Obama. However, Scott Livingston, Sinclair’s vice president of news, defended the special saying, “No doubt it was hard-hitting, but it was fair.”
Kimmel, who has worked at KEYE twice before (1998-1999 and 2000-2003) will sign off from KEYE on Friday December 28.
“I am leaving KEYE. It’s a decision I’ve been weighing for awhile,” she told Austin media blogger Jim McNabb. “As much as I love it here, it’s time to devote some attention to my boys. They’re only young once and I want to enjoy it.”
Black joined KEYE in 2005 as assistant news director and was promoted to news director the following year. Her last day at the station is July 26.
“I will miss the people of KEYE tremendously. They are hard-working, loving, passionate people,” Black said.
KEYE is bringing back the 5 p.m. news.
The Austin CBS-affiliate announced this week that, three years after scrapping news in the time slot, it’s launching a half-hour newscast at 5 p.m. Anchored by Ron Oliveira and Judy Maggio, with senior reporter Jason Wheeler and chief meteorologist Troy Kimmel, the newscast will debut on June 18th.
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