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Elizabeth Beaubien New AM Anchor at KJRH

Elizabeth Beaubien has joined KJRH as morning anchor.

Beaubien comes to the Tulsa NBC affiliate from KMIR in Palm Springs.

According to her station bio, Beaubien, who is a Tulsa native, has also worked at stations in Louisiana and Oregon.

[Tulsa News Today]

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Woman Charged in Death of KJRH Photographer


More than eight months after 24-year-old KJRH photographer and editor Cameron Michael Hood died in a car accident, a Collinsville, OK, woman has been charged in his death.

According to Tulsa World, Hood was on his way to a college class December 5 when, Owaso police say, Shea Lynn McClain ran a stop sign and hit Hood’s car. Hood died at the scene.

McLain has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and child neglect

McClain reportedly had a child in the SUV at the time, court records state.

Shortly after Hood died, KJRH Chief Photographer Phill Willette said the journalist “carried himself professionally, and, more importantly, he possessed an empathy and sensitivity for the people he was covering. … That’s a trait you can’t teach anyone, and he was wise beyond his years for having that gift.” Read more

Morning Anchor Deana Silk Leaving KJRH

deana silkDeana Silk is set to sign off from KJRH, the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, in August. Silk has worked at the station since January 2005 and has most recently anchored the morning newscast.

“The past 10 years have been exciting, challenging… a dream come true! I have met so many wonderful people and have made lifelong friends. I will miss the crazy news business but I’m excited for a new challenge and new adventure with my family,” Silk wrote on Facebook.

Silk said her husband has accepted at job in Oklahoma City, and she is looking for a job and planning “to spend some extra time with my little one.”

WCVB, WBIR Win Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence

murrows 2014Boston ABC affiliate WCVB and Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR are the winners of this year’s Edward R. Murrow awards for overall excellence, the RTDNA announced today.

Related, TVNewser: CBS, ABC, NBC Among 2014 Murrow Award Winners

Hearst’s WCVB won in the large market category and Gannett’s WBIR won in the small market category. Both stations will be presented with their awards at the Marriott Marquis in New York City this fall.

WTVR in Richmond won three Murrows. KARE in Minneapolis, WFAA in Dallas and WVUE in New Orleans each won two. KOKI, WMBD, WJLA, WVIR, WCPO, KETV, WGRZKCET, KING, WSBT, WXIA, KJRH, WJXT, UNM PantherVision and Oregon Public Broadcasting each won one.

See the full list of winners on the RTDNA’s website.

KJRH Photographer Killed in Car Accident

Cameron Hood, a photographer and editor for Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH, was killed in a car accident Thursday afternoon.

Cameron was a great young man who had a passion for shooting,” KJRH chief photographer Phil Willette wrote in an email to station staffers. “…As his shift consisted mostly of recording events that don’t usually find people at their best, Cameron carried himself professionally  and more importantly, he possessed an empathy and sensitivity for the people he was covering. I liked that about him. Here was a guy who would treat everyone with respect at some pretty hairy times. That’s a trait you can’t teach anyone and he was wise beyond his years for having that gift.”

Watch the station’s tribute to Hood above.

Two Investigative Reporters Leaving KJRH

lowry_knutson_kjrhPete Knutson and Michele Lowry are leaving Scripps’ Tulsa NBC station KJRH.

The two work on the station’s investigative franchise “Problem Solvers”

KJRH news director Susan D’Astoli told TVSpy, Knutson is taking a job in academia which will allow him more time to coach his son, who D’Astoli said is quite an athlete. “We hate to lose him,” said D’Astoli. “But we fully support his desire to be with family. Pete’s last day is actually today.”

Lowry will be with KJRH until the end of December. “She too has decided her priority is family, and being there for school, after school and extra-curricular activities,” said D’Astoli. “Again, we hate to lose Michele, but support her desire to be there for her children. ” Read more

Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld Says He Was Forced to Exit KJRH Early

With two days left to go until his last day at KJRH, chief meteorologist Dan Threlkeld says he was escorted out of the building at the Tulsa NBC affiliate Wednesday. He writes on Facebook:

Turns out I will get no “goodbye” on television. Management escorted me to the door this afternoon and said I was done there. I’m not making this up. So this is it … Thank you for allowing me to be in your homes. From the ice storm, to all those road shows, the weather specials, all those Weather Myths stories, the hundreds of school weather talks, countless hours spent in the weather center late at night while my wife worried about me, it was an honor to serve as Chief Meteorologist at KJRH.

KJRH general manager Donna Wilson declined TVSpy’s request for comment, saying she cannot “discuss any employee personnel issues publicly.”

Meteorologist Brett Anthony Set to Join KJRH

Meteorologist Brett Anthony will join Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH next month, general manager Donna Wilson confirms to TVSpy.

It is a move within Scripps for Anthony, who has worked as the morning and midday meteorologist at KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, since 2002. According to his bio, he has also worked at stations in Joplin, Springfield, Cape Girardeau and Cleveland.

Wilson called Anthony a “knowledgeable, professional and really, really great guy” who will bring “depth and expertise to weather coverage here in Tulsa.”

Chief Meteorologist David Bernard Leaving WFOR

WFOR chief meteorologist David Bernard is leaving the Miami CBS O&O when his contract is up in November, a station spokesperson has confirmed to TVSpy.

The news was first reported by Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet, who says Bernard rejected a pay cut in the station’s contract proposal. He will officially sign off from the station after hurricane season in November. Bernard also serves as a the hurricane consultant for CBS News, appearing on “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning.”

Bernard’s departure caps eight years at WFOR. He has previously worked at WWL in New Orleans, KJRH in Tulsa, KVII in Amarillo, Texas and KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bernard and WFOR both declined to comment.

KJRH Swaps Marla Carter for Max Resnick as Weekend Anchor

KJRH has announced Max Resnick (pictured left) will replace Marla Carter (pictured right) as weekend anchor for the Tulsa NBC affiliate.

Resnick joins meteorologist Brittany Rainey one week from Saturday on July 27. Carter will return to the station’s investigative unit as the lead the investigator.

“Max is an excellent multimedia journalist and this will serve him well when combined with his previous anchoring experience to bring a fresh perspective to his new role,” said KJRH news director Susan D’Astoli.  “This move allows Marla Carter to devote herself full time to her role of investigative reporter and, along with the 2NEWS Investigators, will work for our community to uncover government waste, wrongdoing and fraud.”

Resnick started his career at WPTA-WISE in Fort Wayne, IN, before moving to KJRH in December 2012. Carter began her career with KJRH as an investigative reporter in March 2007.

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