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Jene Nelson Named KRDO News Director

nelson_krdo_croppedJene Nelson has been named news director for Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO.

“I’m excited for this new opportunity that allows me to lead the team at the very station where I did my internship so long ago,” Nelson told TVSpy. “The move also allows me spend time with my elderly mother, which of course, is very important.”

She told TVSpy she wrote her first script as an intern for KRDO.

Nelson started at KRDO as managing editor in 2013. She was promoted to assistant news director in September. Before coming to KRDO, she said she worked as a freelancer with a stint at KDVR in Denver before moving back to southern Colorado. She spent 14 years with KUSA in Denver and started her career at KOAA in Colorado Springs.

[Rick Gevers]

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Meteorologist Matt Meister Leaving KRDO

matt meisterChief meteorologist Matt Meister is signing off from KRDO to become the director of communications for Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs.

“All of us at KRDO NewsChannel 13 are proud of Matt’s career growth since he began working here,” KRDO general manager Tim Larson said in a statement. “We wish him well in this career change that affords Matt a more traditional schedule and allows him to spend more time with his family.”

Meister has worked at the Colorado Springs ABC affiliate for 12 years. He will officially sign off in May.

“I wish this station and my colleagues continued success and I know they will perform to the highest level as they did during the recent fires and floods,” Meister said in a statement. “I will cherish the friendships that I made and the time I spent here.”

Eric Singer Out at Colorado Springs ABC Station

eric-singer-jpgLongtime reporter Eric Singer is no longer working for Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO, reports The Gazette.

Singer wrote on his facebook page, “Hello FB Friends. I wanted you to be among the first to know that I no longer work at KRDO-TV. The station has chosen to go in a different direction.”

According to his bio, Singer has reported and anchored the news in Southern Colorado for more than twenty years.

KRDO in Public Dispute with Colorado Springs Police Department

The Colorado Springs Police Department used its facebook page to disagree with the way local ABC affiliate KRDO portrayed the department’s SWAT team in a recent story.

Last Thursday, KRDO reporter James Jarman reported Catherine Wilson, a Colorado Springs grandmother, was served by the CSPD SWAT team with a felony warrant originating from Orange County, FL. The warrant turned out to be a mistake.

Jarman’s story focused on who might be to blame for the 56-year-old woman being taken into custody on a mistaken warrant. In the video, Jarman uses file footage of SWAT team members dressed in full tactical gear. See the video after the jump.

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Barrett Tryon Joins WDAF in Kansas City

Barrett Tryon has joined WDAF, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City.

Tryon moves to Kansas City from Colorado Springs. He was a reporter at ABC affiliate KRDO from March 2010 to July 2011. After leaving KRDO, he joined the Colorado Springs-Gazette, where he was placed on administrative leave in June after he refused to remove a post about the newspaper’s sale from his personal Facebook page. He was eventually reinstated at the newspaper but declined to return.

At WDAF, Tryon will be an interactive content producer and technology reporter.

As Wildfire Rages, Colorado Springs Station Delivers Days of Nonstop Breaking News

As a massive wildfire extended its reach in Colorado Springs over the weekend, KKTV, the market’s CBS-affiliate, began providing nonstop coverage of the natural disaster.  And the station hasn’t stopped.

So far, as of this posting, KKTV, which is owned by Gray Television, has provided nearly 100 hours of continuous breaking news coverage and, with the fire doubling in size Tuesday night, there doesn’t appear to be a break in sight.

“When we first broke in just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, we had no plan as to how long we’d stay on,” KKTV news director Liz Haltiwanger told TVSpy today via email.  “We just knew our viewers needed clear information, live images, and weather forecasts right away.” Read more

Colorado Springs Reporter Reinstated at Gazette, But Says He’s ‘No Longer Interested’

Last week we told you about Barrett Tryon, a former KRDO reporter who was placed on administrative leave from the Colorado Springs Gazette after he refused to remove a post about the newspaper’s sale from his personal Facebook wall. Tryon’s fate at the newspaper is no longer a mystery, thanks to his Twitter feed:

Tryon also joking speculated about a return to the television business:

Reporter Placed on Administrative Leave After Linking to Article About His Employer on Facebook

Barrett Tryon has been placed on administrative leave from the Colorado Springs Gazette after he refused to remove a post about the newspaper’s sale from his Facebook wall. Tryon is a former reporter for Colorado Springs ABC-affiliate KRDO.

Tryon, who has worked at the Gazette since April, was a reporter and digital content director at KRDO from 2010-11. After the sale of the Gazette and six other papers was announced earlier this week, Tryon linked to a Los Angeles Times article on his personal Facebook wall, highlighting a paragraph that said the new owner “hopes to spin off the smaller papers in separate deals.”

Tryon was contacted by the paper’s director of content, Carmen Boles, and told the post violated the company’s social media policy, which charges that employees must “protect the company’s goodwill, brands and business reputation.”  Read more

KRDO Launches Partnership With Pueblo Chieftain

KRDO and the Pueblo Chieftain have announced they will join reporting forces in Colorado Springs.

As part of the agreement the two organizations will share content, including news stories, photographs, slide shows and video, according to a joint statement. KRDO has moved its Southern Colorado bureau into the Chieftan‘s newsroom.

“We are thrilled to be working with the terrific team at the Chieftain to provide our viewers and readers with the most accurate and up to the minute news and weather on television, in print and online,” KRDO news director Michael Sipes said in a statement.

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”

Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more

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