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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.

Matt Flener Joining KCWE as Morning Anchor

KMBC, the Kansas City ABC affiliate, has announced Matt Flener will join its sister station,CW affiliate KCWE, as morning anchor beginning April 1.

“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.”

Flener, who will anchor the 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. news on KCWE, comes to the station from KUSA in Denver where he was a news anchor, reporter and host of a monthly political talk show. Read more

Newscasts, Syndicated Reruns Push ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Back in Some Markets

Yesterday we told you that two ABC affiliates, WISN in Milwaukee and KSTP in Minneapolis, were delaying the new start time of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in favor of local newscasts.

Several stations air Kimmel’s program an hour later than its scheduled time due to hourlong newscasts: WEAR in Mobile, KIFI in Idaho Falls, KOAT in Albuquerque and KRGV in Welasco, Texas. All of these stations had hour-long newscasts in place before the Kimmel-”Nightline” swap.

KMBC in Kansas City airs “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 11:35 pmCT because of existing contracts to show syndicated programming. The station wraps up its 10pmCT newscast at 10:35 and then airs “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.” KATV in Little Rock also delays the show to 11:05pmCT in favor of sitcom reruns like “According to Jim” and, in the past, “Home Improvement” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

Anchor Larry Moore Scaling Back Hours at KMBC

Larry Moore announced Wednesday that he will reduce his hours at the KMBC anchor desk next month.

“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.

Rebecca Gannon Announces KMBC Exit: ‘This business is a fickle one’

Rebecca Gannon is leaving Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC and the television business, according to Bottom Line Communications.

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

Maria Antonia Says Goodbye to Kansas City’s KMBC

Maria Antonia has signed off from KMBC after 28 years with the Kansas City ABC affiliate.

“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

VIDEO: KMBC Reporter Shows Off Impressive Baseball Skills on Live TV

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.

WBBH Anchors, and Brian Williams, Celebrate Len Jennings as He Says Goodbye to Fort Myers

Len Jennings, who will join KMBC in Kansas City this summer, signed off from Fort Myers NBC-affiliate WBBH last night.

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

Reporter Justin Robinson Leaves KMBC

Justin Robinson has left KMBC, the ABC-affiliate in Kansas City, Bottom Line Communications reports.

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.

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