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Posts Tagged ‘KOB’

KOB Adds Tessa Mentus as Anchor

kob logo_304x200Albuquerque, NM, NBC affiliate KOB has announced Tessa Mentus has joined the station as co-anchor of the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

“KOB 4 has a long history of producing quality news and I’m excited to join the team,” Mentus said in a statement. “I’m also looking forward to exploring New Mexico and getting to know the unique culture here.”

Mentus replaces Nicole Brady as co-anchor alongside Tom Joles. Brady moved to mornings after returning from maternity leave.

Before coming to KOB, Mentus worked at WTVY in Dothan, AL, where she was an evening anchor and reporter. She has also worked at stations in Syracuse, NY, and Altoona, PA.

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KDVR Promotes Eli Stokols, Adds Heather Mills

eli stokolsDenver Fox affiliate KDVR has promoted Eli Stokols (pictured) and added Heather Mills, the Denver Post reports.

Stokols joined KDVR in 2009 as a political reporter. He has been named the official anchor of the 5, 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday newscasts, which he has been filling in on since April.

Mills joins KDVR from KOB in Albuquerque, where she was a weekend anchor and reporter. Prior to working at KOB, Mills worked at KAUZ in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Michelle Donaldson Named KOB News Director

Michelle Donaldson is joining KOB as news director. She begins at the Albuquerque NBC affiliate September 9.

Donaldson comes to KOB after five years as news director at KPHO, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Before that, she worked as news director of KRQE-KASA, KOB’s rival stations in Albuquerque.

“Leaving New Mexico was a hard decision; returning there to do a job I love is a perfect scenario for me.  I feel so fortunate to be joining KOB 4′s fine news team and can’t wait to be back, ” Donaldson said. “My family and I have missed so much about the state.”

During her career in local news, Donaldson has also worked at WXYZ in Detroit, where she managed news and programming.

“Michelle’s news acumen coupled with her knowledge of and enthusiasm for covering New Mexico’s news put her at the top of our candidate list,” KOB general manager Mike Burgess said. “Her work at KPHO has added to her already considerable achievement list.  She is a great fit for our news team.” Read more

Adrian Arambulo and Gadi Schwartz Join KNBC

Adrian Arambulo (left) and Gadi Schwartz (right) have joined KNBC, the NBC owned station in Los Angeles.

“Adrian and Gadi are two excellent journalists and we’re thrilled they have joined the news team,” KNBC vice president of news Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. “They will join our talented group of reporters to bring viewers the best breaking news, in-depth coverage and meaningful stories that connect people in Southern California.”

Arambulo will join KNBC as the weekend morning-co anchor, replacing Ted Chen, who will remain with the station as a general assignment reporter. Arambulo will also report for KNBC. Since 2007, he has worked as the weekend morning anchor at KDFW, the Fox O&O in Dallas. He will begin anchoring the weekend newscast on August 31.

Schwartz, who will report for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, joins KNBC from KOB, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque. In his 10 years there, he has been the station’s weekend co-anchor and managing investigator for the investigative unit.

More from KNBC after the jump. Read more

Antoinette Antonio Named Weekend Co-Anchor at WCVB

Antoinette Antonio has been named weekend co-anchor at WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She will anchor alongside Jim Lokay and meteorologist Danielle Vollmar beginning June 22.

“She brings the perfect combination of skill, energy and enthusiasm to Channel 5,”  WCVB news director Andrew Vrees said in a statement.

Antonio comes from KOB, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, where she was the morning and noon anchor.

Antoinette Antonio Jumps to WCVB in Boston

Antoinette Antonio (pictured far right) announced this morning she is leaving Albuquerque NBC affiliate KOB for Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.

“Antoinette has taken a job in a major market,” KOB morning weatherman Steve Stucker told viewers. “Yes,” said Antonio. “Next Friday will be my last day on the morning show. But we still have more than a week together, guys. So let’s not be sad right now. Let’s enjoy the time we have together.”

Antonio told TVSpy she starts at WCVB June 17. Before working at KOB, Antonio was a morning anchor and reporter for KWES in Midland, TX.

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Jorge Torres Joining Albuquerque’s KOB

Jorge Torres will be joining Albuquerque NBC affiliate KOB as weekend meteorologist.

Torres is coming to KOB from El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA which announced the news its facebook page, “In case you missed it this morning Meteorologist Jorge Torres made the announcement that his last day on Good Morning El Paso will be Friday May 31st. Jorge will be taking over the as Weekend Meteorologist at KOB in Albuquerque. Lets all wish Jorge good luck as he continues his career.”

Torres has worked at KVIA since May 2009. KOB news director John Mason told TVSpy Torres starts at the station in mid-June.

[El Paso Times]

John Mason Returns To KOB As News Director

John Mason has been named news director at Hubbard Broadcasting owned station, KOB, according to Rick Gevers’ blog.

Mason, who comes from Hubbard’s Minneapolis affiliate, KSTP, was an anchor and managing editor at the Albuquerque NBC affiliate between 1997 and 2004.

Gevers reports Mason will replace Laurie Passman who is returning to her previous position as assistant news director for KTVK in Phoenix.

Marissa Torres Joins KOAA as Morning Anchor

Marissa Torres is joining Colorado Springs NBC-affiliate KOAA, where she will co-anchor the morning newscast.

She replaces Jennifer Horbelt, who is moving into the evening anchor role at KOAA. Torres’ first day on the air alongside Adam Atchison and meteorologist Craig Eliot will be July 30.

Torres joins the station from KOB in Albuquerque, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor. “I am honored to be coming to KOAA and to Southern Colorado,” she said in a statement. “And yes, I really am a morning person!”

KOB’s Steve Stucker Announces ‘Semi-Retirement’

Steve Stucker, the morning and noon meteorologist at KOB, has announced his “semi-retirement.”

Stucker has reduced his on-air duties, signing off from the noon newscast last Thursday. He plans to continue as the morning meteorologist. According to KOB, Stucker recently signed a five-year contract with the Albuquerque NBC-affiliate.

“Thanks to ALL of you who have been so kind to me here at the noon show the past 15 years,” Stucker said. “But it’s time to ‘semi-retire.’” Read more

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