At a staff meeting held this afternoon at the station, it was revealed that Turchetta will soon oversee communications for a school system in the Naples, Fla., area. His final day on the job at KEYE is Aug. 8.
Turchetta arrived at the city’s CBS affiliate two years ago, after serving as assistant news director at the Fox station in Orlando, Fla. Previously, he’d worked at stations in Atlanta, Seattle and Jacksonville, Fla., among others.
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Maggio has worked on-air in Austin for 33 years. She told the Austin American-Statesman she declined a generous contract extension from KEYE to stay.
The American-Statesman profiled the longtime Austin anchor as she prepares to step down from the anchor chair and start a new chapter in her life.
“She’s been coming into people’s homes for 33 years. Think about all the lives she’s touched,” [Walt] Maciborski said. “It’s going to be weird without her. We’re a family. We’ll have a huge hole.”
“She’s such an amazing journalist,” Ballou said. “We’ve been through four different owners and she’s never lost her passion, her journalistic integrity. It’s inspiring to have someone who’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right. She is the lifeblood of this station.” Read more
“I am so excited to return to Texas and call KEYE and Austin home,” said Mullur in a statement. “Judy Maggio is certainly not an easy person to replace, and I hope to bring the same warmth and credibility that she has brought to Austin throughout her amazing career.”
It’s not often one of the people working behind the scenes gets a write up when they leave a station.
“Over the years she’s held a variety of roles, including 10 p.m. producer, executive producer, news operations manager and, most recently, new media manager overseeing the station’s website and social media accounts, among other things,” writes Dinges.
“There are so many unsung, hardworking journalists behind the scenes in a TV newsroom,” KEYE anchor Judy Maggio (pictured left) wrote on her facebook page. “I’ve worked side by side with Sousa Williams at 2 TV stations and she’s one of the best. We will miss you, Sousa. Happy Trails and enjoy your new adventure.”
Williams is heading to Connecticut to be with her girlfriend. Today is her last day.
“I’ve always said I’d leave the TV business on my own terms,” Maggio said. “KEYE has been nothing but supportive in my 11 years here and recently offered me a generous contract to stay. I will deeply miss my colleagues, who are some of the most dedicated people in the business.”
Maggio joined CBS affiliate KEYE in 2003 from rival KVUE. A search is underway for her replacement as the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor.
After her slip, she got back up and told viewers, “So it’s extremely slippery. I actually just fell on the pavement and that’s the same thing that’s happening on the roadways.”
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.
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.”
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