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Third Time’s a Charm: KMIZ Struggles with Super Bowl Text Update

KMIZ, the ABC affiliate for Columbia, MO, needed three chances to correctly update its viewers on the final score for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

The first text got the San Francisco 49ers name wrong, calling them the 46ers.

The second text (pictured) had the Niners winning the Super Bowl.

The third text said, “ABC 17 CORRECTION: After a few mistakes on our part – it was the Ravens over the 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. Apologies. You can see a screengrab of the texts after the jump.

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Savannah Guthrie Makes Official Debut as ‘Today’ Co-Host

Savannah Guthrie, an alum of KMIZ in Columbia, MO and KVOA in Tucson, made her official debut as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show Monday morning.

“It truly is a new day around here,’” Matt Lauer said, welcoming Guthrie to the host desk (video above). Read more at TVNewser

Former KVOA, KMIZ Reporter Savannah Guthrie Named ‘Today’ Co-Host

NBC made it official today: Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the “Today” show, one day after Ann Curry ended her year-long tenure as Matt Lauer‘s sidekick.

Guthrie, a native of Tucson, spent the early part of her career moving up the local market ladder.  She worked as a reporter at KMIZ in Columbia, MO and later at KVOA in Tucson, before attending law school.

“As soon as Savannah joined NBC News she was a standout,” “Today” executive producer Jim Bell said.  “She has a one-of-a-kind combination of sharp wit and approachability, and our viewers value her journalistic skills and legal background just as much as her humor and charm.”  Read more at TVNewser

Emily Wood Joins KYTV In Springfield

Emily Wood has joined KYTV, the NBC-affiliate in Springfield, MO, as a reporter and co-anchor of the 5 p.m. newscast.

Prior to joining KYTV, Wood, a native of the Ozarks region in Missouri, was the morning anchor at KWTV in Oklahoma City. Her first day on the air for KYTV was yesterday.

“Life happens fast,” Wood said during the 5 p.m. newscast yesterday. “It’s good to be back on my home turf. It’s good to be back in the home area.”

Wood worked at KWTV for 2 years. Prior to that, she was at WJTV in Jackson, KMIZ in Columbia, MO and WGEM in Quincy, IL.

Meteorologist Trent Magill Joins WEWS in Cleveland

Trent Magill has joined Cleveland ABC-affiliate WEWS as a meteorologist.

Magill comes to WEWS from Midland, TX, where he was the morning meteorologist at ABC-affiliate KMID. He started his television career at KMIZ, the ABC-affiliate in Columbia.

The meteorologist wrote on Twitter that his first day at WEWS is today. Magill’s online bio describes him as an “avid storm chaser” with a lifelong fascination for weather. He is an American Meteorological Society certified broadcast meteorologist.

Columbia’s KMIZ Adds 6:30 p.m. Newscast, In HD

KMIZ, the ABC-affiliate in Columbia-Jefferson City, has ventured into the 6:30 p.m. timeslot with a new, high-definition newscast.

The program, which launched Monday, is the only 6:30 p.m. newscast in the market. It is co-anchored by Meredith Hoenes (pictured), a former anchor at Columbia NBC-affiliate KOMU, and Ryan Tate.

The conversion to high definition also launched Monday, on KMIZ as well as Fox-affiliate KQFX, which are both owned by JW Broadcasting. The two stations made the HD switch for their syndicated programming this summer, while the upgrades to the studio equipment were ongoing.

“The most important thing we do is the news,” KMIZ general manager Gene Steinberg told the Columbia Daily Tribune. “It seemed a little anticlimactic to run ‘Two and a Half Men’ in high definition when our own newscast wasn’t.”