“It’s an honor to join such a well-respected station,” said Flener. “KMBC has a rich history of strong journalism and I’m excited to break stories that continue that tradition. I’m happy to move back to the Midwest to raise my kids. They have a great chance to learn strong family values in the Kansas City area and be close to their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.”
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“I will continue to anchor the 6:00 p.m. weekday newscast and remain active in supporting our values and high standards for news excellence,” Moore said in a statement. “This will allow me to spend more time with my wife Ruth and our family, while still pursuing my passion to serve Kansas City viewers.”
Moore, who has worked at the Kansas City ABC affiliate since 1972, will begin his new schedule December 3. A replacement anchor has not been named for the 10 p.m. newscast.
Gannon, who joined KMBC in February, details the decision to leave the television news industry on her website:
I have lived and loved the journalism industry at a very interesting time. I’ve covered hurricanes and homicides, happiness and hatred. You invited me into your homes via your television and your computer. Thank you. I have some fantastic stories that never made it on air, and some even better stories of the people with whom I’ve worked. I regret not telling all those stories.
This business is a fickle one. I have seen very good people fail in this profession, and I have seen people with minimal talent and work ethic rise to the top. Read more
“As I said at the end of my last KMBC broadcast Friday, I thank the people of our community,” Antonia told Bottom Line Communications. “For 28 years so many families were willing to share their stories, even when it wasn’t easy.”
Antonia will be taking on an expanded role at The Bishop Sullivan Center, where she has been a volunteer for several years. Her husband, KMBC photojournalist Tim Twyman, will remain at the station, according to Bottom Line. Read more
When KMBC reporter Diane Cho, stepped into the batter’s box to take a few baseball swings during the Kansas City ABC-affiliate’s morning newscast, a lot could have gone wrong. But it turned out that the only thing YouTube-worthy about Cho’s time in the batting cage was how impressive it was (video above).
Covering the build-up to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City, Cho batted like an all-star.
The station called on past and present staffers, as well as a few surprise guests from NBC News, for a final sendoff to Jennings, who has been with WBBH-WZVN since 2001.
“You’ve taught me so much about being a class act, a nice guy, humble. I haven’t actually tried any of those things for myself yet, but you did teach me,” WBBH anchor Patrick Nolan joked.
“From all of us here at the mother ship, NBC News headquarters in New York, we want to wish you all the best as you leave our Southwest Florida family,” “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams said. Video inside… Read more
Robinson was a weekday morning reporter for KMBC. He joined the station in 2008 from WANE, the CBS-affiliate in Fort Wayne, IN.
Robinson’s last day on air was April 20. Bottom Line reports his future plans are not known.
The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”
Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more
Ramos will join KMBC from WIBW on April 23.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the #1 station in Kansas City,” Ramos told Media Moves. “The team exudes professionalism, competitiveness and strong journalism ethics. Leaving WIBW is certainly bittersweet. I’m looking forward to beginning this new chapter in KC with my family and newfound TV family after nearly 5 years of hard work in every role at WIBW-TV.”