TVNewser Show TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Posts Tagged ‘KMBC’

Diane Cho Leaving KMBC

cho_kmbcDiane Cho is leaving Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy, Cho will be joining her fiance. Cho tells us she and her fiance, who also works in the TV, plan to stay in the industry and are fortunate enough to have other opportunities to explore.

Before coming to KMBC in February 2011, Cho worked at WJXT in Jacksonville, FL. Her last day is tomorrow.

[Bottom Line Communications]

Mediabistro Event

TVNewser Show Coming to NYC on April 29!

TVNewser ShowThe TVNewser Show Seminar & Media Job Fair will explore the way TV business and technologies are changing through informative panels and discussions with industry experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals at the event's exclusive media job fair. Register before midnight on April 28 to save on on-site pricing!

Neville Miller Debuts on KMBC

neville_miller_kmbcKMBC has announced Neville Miller has joined the Kansas City ABC affiliate as meteorologist.

“Neville loves weather…it’s his passion,” Sherrie Brown, KMBC news director said in a statement. “He’s so good at focusing on what people need to know and telling them in a clear and straightforward manner.”

Miller most recently worked at KMIZ-KZOU in Columbia, MO. He started his career at WCIV in Charleston, SC.

Facebook Page Started in Support of Former KMBC Meteorologists

teachman_nichols_pageSome viewers of Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC are upset that meteorologist Joel Nichols and Lisa Teachman aren’t at the station anymore and have started their own facebook page to let people know.

The page, called “I Support Lisa & Joel!” has, at this writing, 776 members. The website’s mission is written on the page, “In case you haven’t heard, Joel Nichols and Lisa Teachman were forced from KMBC 9. The Mission of this group is to show support for Joel & Lisa.”

One commenter wrote, “It was a pleasure getting to know both Lisa and Joel!! Half my life was spent watching Joel. Lisa is a grade A professional!! I will miss them both!!”

Nichols left KMBC in December after 25 years at the station. Teachman’s last day at the station was January 31.

TVSpy has asked for KMBC’s reaction to the page. We will update when we hear back.

Kisha Henry Headed to KMBC

kisha_henry_croppedKisha Henry, weekend anchor for Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH is heading to Kansas City.

Henry announced on Twitter she’ll be working for Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC, “I’ll be going home in March! I’ve accepted an anchor/reporter position w/ KMBC in KC! Big thank u to all of u who made OKC home for me.”

Before working at KOKH, Henry worked at KTVO in Kirksville, MO.

Meteorologist Lisa Teachman Out at KMBC

Lisa-Teachman--2010----29339610Kansas City meteorologist Lisa Teachman has confirmed on her facebook page what TVSpy told you a week ago. She is leaving ABC affiliate KMBC.

“This year will mark changes for me and my family,” wrote Teachman. “After January 31, I will no longer be a member of the KMBC weather team.”

Teachman also confirmed the news with Bottom Line Communications, which first reported her contract had not been renewed along with the departure of longtime meteorologist Joel Nichols.

Before coming to KMBC in 2007, Teachman worked at WBFF in Baltimore, MD. She has also worked at WSAZ in Charleston, WV, and KSNW in Wichita, KS. Read more

Joel Nichols Leaves KMBC, Second Meteorologist May Also Be Out

nichols_teachman_kmbc copyLongtime KMBC meteorologist Joel Nichols has left the Kansas City ABC affiliate.

The Pitch confirmed with KMBC news director Sherrie Brown, December 31 was Nichols’ last day at KMBC.

Nichols celebrated 25 years with KMBC in June. According to Bottom Line Communications the sticking point was that the station wanted to move Nichols to evenings but Nichols wanted to stay on mornings.

“I would just say we didn’t want this to happen,” Brown told The Pitch. “We did everything we could to keep him, but in the end, it was his decision.”

BLC is also reporting KMBC meteorologist Lisa Teachman‘s contract has not been renewed.

Teachman joined KMBC in 2007.

TVSpy has asked KMBC about Teachman. We will update when we hear back.

KMBC Adds Matt Evans as Reporter

matt_evans_kmbcMatt Evans has joined Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC as a reporter.

Evans posted the news to his facebook page, “I’m beyond thrilled to begin my career in my home market and less than 90 minutes away from my hometown. I look forward to learning from some of the same people I grew up watching and from some of the best reporters in Kansas City.”

Evans, who currently works at KOMU in Columbia, MO, told his facebook friends he starts as a nightside reporter until he graduates from the University of Missouri in December and moves to mornings.

Justin Andrews Joins KWWL From KTVO

justin andrews ktvo_304x200After less than a year at KTVO in Kirksville, Mo., Justin Andrews is set to join KWWL, the NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa.

“I’ve had the opportunity to share stories of triumph and tragedy while here in the Heartland,” he wrote on Facebook. “It’s bittersweet that I’ll be leaving KTVO in October … You’ve invited me into you homes every weekend giving you the latest on what’s going on in your neighborhood. I’ll miss sharing YOUR stories!”

Before joining KTVO in November 2012, Andrews worked as an associate producer and fill-in assignment editor at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.

KMBC-KCWE Announces New Sales Management Team

Shannon Hart has been named general sales manager for Hearst’s Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC while Jason Ferguson has been named her replacement as GSM for CW affiliate KCWE.

“I’m excited to put this dynamic management team together to help lead our sales efforts,” said Sarah Smith, KMBC-KCWE president and general manager. “Shannon and Jason have earned these opportunities through hard work and performance. They both possess qualities that are critical to our success. I’m confident they will maximize the potential of our account teams and insure our clients achieve the results they expect and deserve.”

Hart has been the general sales manager for KCWE for the last 11 years. Before coming to KMBC-KCWE, she worked for KSNT in Topeka, KS, KSNW in Wichita, KS, and KMTV in Omaha, NE.

Ferguson will join KCWE on July 1. He is currently the local sales manager for Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee. He’s also worked for WDSU in New Orleans, WAPT in Jackson, MS, and WXII in Winston-Salem, NC.

Scott McDonnell Joins KMBC in Kansas City

Scott McDonnell is the newest reporter at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.

“Scott is a very strong reporter who wants the big story,” news director Sherrie Brown said in a statement. “I know our viewers will like him personally and respect him professionally. He is laser focused on doing what reporters should do; tell stories that are compelling and relevant to our viewers.”

McDonnell previously worked at Central Florida News 13 in Orlando and Bay News 9 in Tampa. He has worked at WSEE in Erie, Pa., WSHM in Springfield, Mass. and WFSB in Hartford. He begins at KMBC on March 4.

NEXT PAGE >>