“Yuna’s anchoring and field reporting experience is a perfect fit for our team”KHBS-KHOG news director Greg Shepperd said in a statement. “Her versatility will enhance 40/29 News’ commitment to thoroughly cover the entire market.”
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“I’ve decided to move back home to Pittsburgh to be closer to my family,” Taylor wrote on his facebook page.
Taylor, who joined KHBS-KHOG from Hearst’s WTAE in Pittsburgh, PA, told TVSpy he doesn’t have anything lined up yet back home.
Ben Wagner has been named morning anchor at KHBS-KHOG, Hearst’s duopoly in Fort Smith, Ark. Effective immediately, Wagner will co-anchor the newscast alongside Kelly Johnson and meteorologist Laura Huckabee.
“Ben’s energy and personality will be a great addition to the morning anchor desk,” KHBS-KHOG news director Greg Shepperd said in a statement. “Ben’s willingness to go the extra mile stands out, and I’m confident he’ll bring that same commitment to Sunrise whether he’s behind the anchor desk or reporting from the field hundreds of miles away.”
Roberts most recently worked as a news anchor and reporter for rival KFSM, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith-Fayetteveille. He has previously worked as a sportscaster for stations in St. Louis, Nashville, and Las Vegas. He was born in Tulsa and grew up in Dallas.
“Mitch brings a terrific combination of experience and Arkansas-Oklahoma sports knowledge to our newsroom,” KHBS-KHOG news director Greg Shepperd said in a statement. “I know Mitch will provide excellent leadership when it comes to covering the Razorbacks and our diverse sports market.”
“Shawn has distinguished himself as a multi-faceted broadcast executive throughout his career,” Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb said in a statement. “He is the right person to lead the KHBS/KHOG team and he brings great energy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to return to the community where he and his family have so many personal ties.”
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It is a move within Hearst for Jones, who has been the news operations manager at WISN in Milwaukee for the past five years. In her new role, she will be reunited with news director Greg Shepperd, who she worked with at WDSU in New Orleans.
“Yve has an extraordinary ability to organize, communicate, and collaborate,” Shepperd said in a statement. “She’s worked the assignment desk, produced, anchored and reported during her career.”
Jones’ last day at WISN will be January 16. She will begin at KHBS-KHOG on January 21.
“Thanks to the crew here for giving me this farewell cake that I’m trying not to drop here,” said the morning anchor for the Fort Smith-Fayetteville Hearst duopoly. “It’s been a wonderful run and I won’t forget any of you.”
Burleson had worked at KHBS-KHOG for more than eleven years. He started at the station doing sports and began anchoring the “Sunrise” show in 2008.
He told a viewer on Twitter he was staying in Northwest Arkansas, “selling Real Estate and other business opportunities.”
@TheAaronBewley Staying in NWA, selling real estate and other business opportunities.
— Derek Burleson (@derekburleson) December 12, 2013
Brian Sather has been named president and general manager of KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines. It is a move within Hearst for Sather, who has been GM of KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith, Ark. since 2010.
“Brian has a strong understanding of the local television business and a proven track record of success at our stations in Ft. Smith/Fayetteville and Omaha,” Hearst Television CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement. “He will do an excellent job in leading KCCI and building upon the outstanding foundation developed by Paul.”
Before joining KHBS-KHOG, Sather spent 13 years at KETV, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Omaha. He began as national sales manager, then became local sales manager and general sales manager.
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Carl will be the station’s weekend morning meteorologist and weekday morning reporter. He comes from KULR in Billings, Mont., where he has worked since 2011.
“Brad’s addition creates the largest team of meteorologists in our viewing area and enhances our commitment to provide the most comprehensive weather coverage around the clock,” KHBS-KHOG news director Greg Shepperd said in a statement.
The official announcement from KHBS is after the jump. Read more
“Weather has always been my passion, and I’m so fortunate that I have the opportunity to do what I love surrounded by my family and friends,” Bell said in a statement.
Bell, a Mississippi State graduate, will be the station’s weekend evening meteorologist. More from WAPT after the jump. Read more
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