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KRDO Set to Expand Broadcast Facilities

krdo setKRDO has started the process of expanding its broadcast facilities, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports:

KRDO/Channel 13, the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, has submitted a proposal to the city’s Land Use Review Division to add about 3,060 square feet to its building at 399 S. 8th St. on the city’s west side – roughly a 40 percent expansion.

The document states an addition would be made to KRDO’s television studios, although general manager Tim Larson declined to elaborate on the station’s plans. KRDO will be the fourth local station to renovate or relocate in recent years as technology and consumer news preferences evolve.

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Zach Pagano Joins KRDO From KCWY

zach pagano_304Zach Pagano is joining KRDO, the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs. Pagano joins the station from KCWY, the NBC affiliate in Casper, Wy., where he was the morning and noon anchor. He announced news of the move on Facebook:

I can’t thank all of you enough for your ongoing support. Wyoming is a great state, and I’m lucky to have been a part of its top-rated morning and noon newscasts for the past two years. Thank you all for your loyal viewership, and I hope you’ll keep in touch in the future.

I’m happy to be back in my home state and to be working for the same station where I had my first journalism internship.

Watch Pagano sign off from KCWY after the jump. Read more

Marty Venticinque Says Goodbye to KRDO

marty venticinqueKRDO meteorologist Marty Venticinque is leaving the Colorado Springs ABC affiliate after 15 years. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports he is leaving the station to teach math and science at a middle school in the area.

“We wish him the very best as he begins a new chapter,” KRDO news director Jene Nelson told the Gazette.

Before KRDO, Venticinque worked at KMGH, the ABC affiliate in Denver. Watch the station’s tribute to the meteorologist here.

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.

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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:

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