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Justin Dougherty Joins KWTV in Oklahoma City

After two years at KOLR-KOZL in Springfield, Mo., Justin Dougherty is leaving to join KWTV in Oklahoma City.

“Justin, you’ve done it all. You’ve done sports, you’ve done news, you’ve done anything that anyone has ever asked you to. You’re a very hard worker,” Shannon Miller said on Dougherty’s final newscast last week. “A great asset to the station. You will be missed.”

Watch Dougherty’s goodbye, via his Facebook page:

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KOLR-KOZL to Open Studio in Branson

KOLR-KOZL, Nexstar Broadcasting’s duopoly in Springfield, Mo., is set to open a studio in Branson next month.

The facility, which is located on Main Street in Branson, is currently under construction and slated to open in early June. KOLR-KOZL will also provide content to Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting stations in Joplin, Fayetteville and Little Rock from the space.

“The Branson area remains one of the fastest growing regions in the television market,” vice president and general manager Leo T. Henning said in a statement. “It is a significant driver of the economy for our region. It makes sense to have a daily point of presence there. In fact, it is long overdue.”

Polly Van Doren Named WKBW News Director

Polly Van Doren will take over as news director of Buffalo ABC-affiliate WKBW.

Van Doren comes to Buffalo from Springfield, MO, where she has been news director of KOLR-KOZL for 14 years. Leo Henning was named general manager of the stations last week.

Before joining KOLR-KOZL, Van Doren worked at WTVW in Evansville, where she was an anchor and managing editor, and WPSD in Paducah, where she was an anchor and reporter. She begins at WKBW on September 20, replacing John Di Scullo, who left WKBW in July for crosstown rival WBBZ.