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What Are Local Stations Covering?

You may have noticed this infographic comparing what stories stations affiliated with the big four networks are doing in the first five minutes of their 6:00 p.m. newscasts. As a disclaimer, some stations don’t have 6:00 p.m. news so we go with whichever comes closest.

We plan on posting this every Tuesday to show what’s happening on the Monday night show, eventually hitting every market in the US.

TVSpy would love to write up your market. If you want to be included sooner rather than later, let us know.

Also, we’d appreciate any inside info on markets you pitch us. For example, we noticed while three of the Palm Springs stations are owned by the same company the only redundancy between them were some of the anchors and the pacing. We didn’t expect that and we’d love to know why.

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Six Weeks After Being Laid Off, Jenifer Daniels Rejoins KPSP as Morning Anchor

Jenifer Daniels, a former KPSP meteorologist and reporter who was laid off when the station merged with KESQ earlier this year, is returning to the Palm Springs CBS-affiliate.

Daniels said she was contacted after two KPSP anchors, Todd Piro and Stella Inger, accepted jobs at other stations. Piro joined WVIT in Hartford and Inger joined KTVK in Phoenix.

“It confirms to me what they’ve been saying all along — that they really do believe in the CBS 2 and the KPSP branding,” Daniels, who has been collecting unemployment for six weeks, told the Desert Sun. “When they could’ve hired outside, they went back to the people who, unfortunately, like me, who didn’t make the cut.”

Daniels will anchor the station’s morning newscast beginning Monday.

Todd Piro and Audrey Washington to Join WVIT

Reporters Todd Piro and Audrey Washington (pictured) are joining WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford, later this month.

Piro joins WVIT from KPSP in Palm Springs, where he is the weekday morning anchor. Prior to his television career, he was a litigation lawyer and recruitment coordinator for Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles.

Washington has been a reporter at WJAR in Providence for the past two years. She has also worked at WSYR in Syracuse and WITN in Greenville.

In a statement, WVIT president and general manager David Doebler said he was “thrilled to add Todd and Audrey to our award-winning news team.” Read more

Anchor Stella Inger Joining KTVK From KPSP

KPSP morning anchor Stella Inger has been hired at KTVK, the independent station in Phoenix.

Inger was the morning anchor at Palm Springs CBS-affiliate KPSP, and she will serve in the same role at KTVK.

“I love the mornings because I’m able to show my personality more and have a great time while still bringing the viewers the news,” Inger told the Desert Sun. “Waking up with people — I love it.”

Inger has worked at KPSP since 2008. Her last day at the station will be February 29, and she will begin at KTVK in mid-March.

KPSP Owner Jackie Lee Houston Dies At 76

Jackie Lee Houston, a philanthropist and socialite in Palm Springs who was the owner of CBS affiliate KPSP, died this morning from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Houston suffered a stroke yesterday afternoon and passed away at 6 a.m. this morning, with her family members, including husband Jim, by her side at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. “I know you will join me in sending your prayers and good thoughts to Jim Houston and the entire family at this difficult time,” KPSP vice president and general manager Don Perry said in a statement.

The Houstons purchased KPSP through their company, Desert Television, in 2005. They also owned KYAV, a Spanish-language station which folded in 2009.