“We are thrilled to have a person of Michelle’s caliber join the WESH 2 News Anchor team. She has tremendous experience not only as an anchor, but also as a reporter who has covered major breaking news stories,” WESH news director Kirsten Wolff said in a statement.
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The San Diego City Council has proclaimed January 28, 2014 to be “Loren Nancarrow Day.”
“He advocated for the environment long before it was fashionable and taught a generation of television viewers and readers to be good stewards of our land, sea, and air,” said Councilwoman and former KGTV reporter Marti Emerald as part of her tribute to Nancarrow’s 30-year career in San Diego.
His family has set up a donation fund to help pay for a new rooftop healing garden at Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in San Diego. Click here more info.
O’Brien comes to the Hearst owned Salinas-Monterey NBC affiliate from CNN Headline News where she was senior producer.
“Jillian’s return to the Central Coast is a ‘perfect storm’ personally and professionally,” Lawton Dodd, KSBW news director said in a statement. “A return to family, home and hearth here on the Central Coast, bolstered by a passion for journalism and the legacy of community leadership that is KSBW.”
She first worked at KSBW from in 2002 to 2005 as a line producer, leaving to work for KRON in San Francisco. She moved to the CNN Abu Dhabi bureau in 2009 and won a Peabody Award for coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. She returned to the US earlier this year.
Several local stations around the US are asking viewers to pitch in to help the victims of the recent typhoon that hit the Philippines and Vietnam.
>In Philadelphia, CBS owned station KYW has partnered with its CW sister station WPSG, KYW newsradio, SportsRadio 94WIP, CBS Sports Radio 610, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT along with CBSPhilly.com and CBS Outdoor under the name “Operation Brotherly Love” in an effort to raise money for the American Red Cross.
All the stations along with CBSPhilly.com and several CBS Outdoor digital boards will be asking viewers and listeners to donate either online at www.CBSPhilly.com/relief or by calling 1-800-GIVE-122 (1-800-448-3122).
>In Sacramento, CA, NBC affiliate KCRA and MyNetworkTV affiliate KQCA teamed up with the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross to raise more than $480,000 on Tuesday by doing live cut-ins throughout the day.
“I am proud to live in a community that is so generous and giving,” Elliott Troshinsky, president and general manager of KCRA-KQCA, said in a statement. “Northern Californians opened their wallets and showed their generosity by helping us raise nearly $500,000 for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. We truly want to thank all of our viewers for their generosity.” Read more
According to TMZ, Eastwood, who anchored at KSBW from 1991 until 1996 as Dina Ruiz, will begin a two week stint anchoring the 5:00 p.m. news.
Ruiz met Eastwood while interviewing him in 1992. She filed for divorce last month.
KSBW news director Lawton Dodd told TMZ, Eastwood will “come back from time to time” after sweeps.
Sands will be succeeded by Kyle Grimes, who is currently the news director at another Hearst station, WPBF in Palm beach. The move is return to WPTZ-WNNE for Grimes, who was news director at the stations from 2005-08.
In a statement announcing the moves, Hearst president and CEO David Barrett said the management transition “takes on special significance, with Kyle Grimes succeeding his one-time mentor Paul Sands at the helm of our stations.”
Sands will stay on for the next few months during the transitional period, according to the statement. Read more
There were no injuries to the reporter, Tom Miller, or the camera operator. The pair had just finished a report for the 6 p.m. newscast (pictured) and forgot to lower the mast on the truck before driving away.
News director Laughton Dodd said the KSBW van is equipped with an alarm that sounds if the van goes into motion while the mast is up, but the alarm malfunctioned. Some area residents lost power and cable service temporarily, according to city officials.
“We have been very fortunate to have an individual of such expertise as Lawrence hold down the weather fort on weekends for many years. Now, it is especially gratifying to move our ‘home grown’ meteorologist into this significantly larger role within the news organization” said president and general manager Ron Longinotti, in announcing the move.
Karnow, who grew up in Salinas, began his career at NBC-affiliate KSBW and joined KPIX in the summer of ’97. In 2005, he was awarded the Seal of Approval of the American Meteorological Society.
“I never thought I’d be so excited to get up in the middle of the night to go to work!” says Karnow. “I am thankful for the opportunity.”
On top of the usual roster of “Modern Family” and “Dancing with the Stars,” the new channel, dubbed CCABC for Central Coast ABC, will offer local news. CCABC’s newscasts will be produced by the KSBW news team and operations will be housed within the same building.
As the Santa Cruz Sentinel points out, CCABC will fill a major whole in the local TV dial. For decades, area viewers have relied on San Francisco’s KGO for ABC programming.
“Unlike an out-of-town ABC station, you’ll get local news and emergency information on Central Coast ABC from sister station KSBW,” KSBW president and general manager Joe Heston commented to the Sentinel. CCABC will make its debut on April 18th.
KSBW, the NBC-affiliate for the Monterery-Salinas-Santa Cruz market, is set to become an ABC-affiliate as well. The Hearst-owned station announced on Monday that it will begin carrying ABC programming on its digital sub-channel.
Historically, viewers in the Central Coast region have relied on KNTV in nearby San Jose for its ABC programming. Now, as the result of a new affiliation agreement, KSBW will carry ABC’s regular programming, as well as syndicated shows, on its 8.2 digital channel. In addition to ABC shows, the station will broadcast KSBW’s newscasts on the sub-channel.
“The Central Coast has never had a local ABC affiliate. Now we can bring viewers NBC shows, plus the great line-up from ABC,” said Joseph Heston, KSBW’s president and GM. “Best of all, the #1 rated newscast in our region, ‘KSBW Action News 8,’ will be seen on both channels.”