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Chris Murphy Named Co-Anchor of WTXF Early Morning Newscast

Chris Murphy is joining WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia, as co-anchor of the early morning newscast. In his new role, he will helm “Good Day Philadelphia” from 4:25 to 6 a.m.

“Chris is the perfect addition to our dynamic morning team, whose energy, chemistry and camaraderie is unmatched. His personality is contagious and we can’t wait to introduce him to our loyal ‘Good Day Philadelphia’ viewers,” WTXF vice president and news director Jim Driscoll said in a statement.

Murphy comes to Philly from San Diego, where he was most recently a weekend anchor and reporter for KGTV. He has also worked at KNSD in San Diego, KGW and KPTV in Portland, Ore., KRON in San Francisco, KTVN in Reno and KIEM in Eureka, Calif.

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J Warren Hockaday Named GM at KIEM

J Warren Hockaday has been named general manager at KIEM, the NBC affiliate in Eureka, Calif., according to The Times-Standard.

Hockaday is a former news director of KVIQ, the CBS affiliate in Eureka. For the past 14 years, he has been president and CEO of the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce. He will continue to remain in both roles temporarily.

“We’re very excited to have J taking over at News Channel 3,”  KIEM owner Bill Pollack said in a statement. “He has deep roots in Humboldt County, knows the community well and is widely respected. I am confident he’ll do a great job for us.”

Hockaday replaces Roy Frostenson, who is joining the University of Mississippi.

Police Identify Suspect in KIEM Camera Theft

Police in Eureka, CA, have found one of four cameras recently stolen from local NBC affiliate KIEM after searching an apartment where Edward Charles Vercoe lived.

Police were lead to Vercoe, who is on parole, after a neighbor complained of excessive foot and vehicle traffic coming from an apartment located in an alley. In the apartment, they found a SONY camera and a half a gram of heroin. Vercoe is currently wanted for being in possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property.

Sunday, KIEM reported four news cameras and a scanner had been stolen from a trailer behind the station.  The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office is asking the public to be on the lookout for what is now two SONY cameras and one Panasonic camera along with a Radio Shack scanner.

[Eureka Police Department][Eureka Times-Standard]

 

Reporter Jamie Smith Joins WAWS-WTEV

Jamie Smith has joined Jacksonville’s WTEV-WAWS, Florida News Center reports.

Smith moves to Jacksonville from Philadelphia, where he has worked in public relations since 2010. Before that, he spent six years as a reporter for KYW, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia. He has also worked at WICU in Erie, PA, KIEM in Eureka, CA and WLNY in Long Island.

Smith started at WTEV-WAWS as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor earlier this month.