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WFTV Adds Stephanie Bertini, Shannon Butler

stephanie bertiniOrlando ABC affiliate WFTV is adding two to its news team next month, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Stephanie Bertini (pictured) who will join the station as a reporter, and Shannon Butler, who will freelance for the station.

Bertini comes from Welasco, Texas, where she has worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at ABC affiliate KRGV since 2010.

Butler left rival WOFL, the Fox-owned station in Orlando, last year. She has previously worked at News 13 Orlando and at WCTV, the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee.

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Polo Sandoval Joins CNN From KRGV

polo sandovalPolo Sandoval is joining CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Sandoval comes from KRGV, the ABC affiliate in Welasco, Texas.

“Polo is a versatile and talented journalist, who gets to the crux of a story,” Paul Crum, the vice president of news operations, administration and affiliate services for CNN/U.S., said in a statement. “His range of enterprise reporting from the field will further enhance CNN Newsource.”

Since 2007, Sandoval has been the Hidalgo County Border bureau chief at KRGV. Before that, he worked as an intern at KTBC, the Fox owned station in Austin. More from CNN after the jump.  Read more

KUSA Investigative Reporter Will Ripley Joins CNN International

will ripley cnnAfter three years at Denver NBC affiliate KUSA, Will Ripley is joining CNN International as a Tokyo-based correspondent.

“Will is a tenacious, dedicated, courageous reporter – exactly what we look for at CNN,” EVP and managing director of CNN International Tony Maddox said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the CNN family as we continue to strengthen our coverage in the Asia region.”

At KUSA, Ripley was an investigative journalist and anchor. Before that, he worked at KRGV in Welasco, Texas and KRCG in Columbia, Mo.

Marianne Manko Joins WAND

Marianne Manko has joined WAND, the NBC affiliate in Springfield-Decatur, Ill.

News director Tai Takahashi told TVSpy Manko will anchor the afternoon and evening newscasts alongside Sean Streaty while two WAND anchors, Dawn Sterling and Stacey Skrysak, are out on maternity leave.

Until March, Manko was the evening anchor at rival WICS, the ABC affiliate in Springfield-Decatur. She has also worked at KRGV in Brownsville, Texas and WOFL in Orlando.

Britt Moreno Joins KCNC as Morning Anchor

Britt Moreno is the new morning co-anchor at KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver. Moreno will anchor the 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and noon newscasts alongside Alan Gionet beginning in early April.

“We are very pleased to have Britt join CBS4,” news director Tim Wieland said in announcing the hire. “She is a great journalist who connects with viewers and will be a strong addition to our talented team.”

Moreno comes to KCNC from KSAZ, the Fox O&O in Phoenix, where she has been the weekend morning anchor since 2010. Prior to that, she worked at KRGV in Welasco, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.

Moreno replaces Brooke Wagner, who left KCNC in January.

Newscasts, Syndicated Reruns Push ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Back in Some Markets

Yesterday we told you that two ABC affiliates, WISN in Milwaukee and KSTP in Minneapolis, were delaying the new start time of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in favor of local newscasts.

Several stations air Kimmel’s program an hour later than its scheduled time due to hourlong newscasts: WEAR in Mobile, KIFI in Idaho Falls, KOAT in Albuquerque and KRGV in Welasco, Texas. All of these stations had hour-long newscasts in place before the Kimmel-”Nightline” swap.

KMBC in Kansas City airs “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 11:35 pmCT because of existing contracts to show syndicated programming. The station wraps up its 10pmCT newscast at 10:35 and then airs “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.” KATV in Little Rock also delays the show to 11:05pmCT in favor of sitcom reruns like “According to Jim” and, in the past, “Home Improvement” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

Jordan Williams Joining WIVB as Morning Anchor, Investigative Reporter

Jordan Williams is joining Buffalo CBS affiliate WIVB as morning anchor and investigative reporter, according to Buffalo media blogger Alan Pergament.

Williams will join the station after four years at KRGV in Rio Grande Valley, Tx., where he also anchors the morning show. He will begin in Buffalo in January.

Williams replaces Joe Arena, who departed for Pittsburgh in October. Ed Drantch, who is currently filling in on the morning newscast, will return to his reporting duties, according to Pergament.

KRGV and KWTV-KOTV Win NABEF Service Awards

KRGV in Welasco, TX and KWTV-KOTV in Oklahoma City are winners of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s 2012 National Service Awards.

KRGV will be awarded the Service to America Television Award for efforts to “encourage education and positive change through dedicated air-time, shows and PSAs,” according to the NABEF release. Among other things, the station hosted a canned goods drive that assembled 3,000 baskets of food for families.

KWTV-KOTV will be presented the Service to Children Award for focusing on child hunger. The station aired PSAs and a minimum of two stories per month on the issue, as well as posting on social media and hosting promotional events. Read more

Veteran Reporter Manny De la Rosa Returns to KRGV

Reporter Manny De la Rosa, who was let go in September by Corpus Christi’s KIII, has joined KRGV in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

De la Rosa worked at the ABC-affiliate for four years before joining KIII.  Media Moves, a blog covering Latinos in media, is reporting that De la Rosa signed a 3-year contract.

“I am happy to return home to KRGV and work with my old friends and can’t wait to get to the office to get to work,” De la Rosa told TVSpy today.

De La Rosa, a graduate of USC, has nearly 20 years of reporting experience.  He says that he hopes to do more in-depth reporting during his second tenure with KRGV.

“I hope we can dig more this second time around and conduct more investigative stories,” he said via email. “Also hope we can really show what’s happening on the border so people can understand the war residents and authorities are facing.”