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Ashley Yarchin Leaves KSDK

KSDK said goodbye to reporter Ashley Yarchin over the weekend.

In early June, she announced on her facebook page she was leaving the St. Louis NBC affiliate, “I’m moving to NYC late this summer…going back to school to get my master’s in art history and the art market from Christie’s Auction House!”

Weekend anchor Kelly Jackson said goodbye to Yarchin at the end of Saturday’s 10:00pm news. “We’re going to miss her,” Jackson said  “But Ashley, we wish you all the best and know you’ll knock ‘em dead in the Big Apple.”

Yarchin started working at KSDK in 2009.

[St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

WNBC Reporter John Noel Dies

WNBC reporter John Noel has died, an NBC spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

“Our WNBC family sends its thoughts and prayers to John’s family.  He will be sincerely missed,” the NBC owned station said in a statement.

WNBC said Noel was diagnosed with “a serious illness” two years ago. TunedIn’s Jerry Barmash reports Noel was suffering from brain cancer.

Noel, a Brooklyn native, joined WNBC in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. He had previously worked at WJBK in Detroit and KSDK in St. Louis.

Noel has won a number of broadcasting awards, including the New York State Broadcasters Award in 1999 and the Tenants Council of Brooklyn Award for Excellence in Broadcast Television. During his four years in the United States Air Force, he worked as a radio programmer and announcer for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network.

Read the full WNBC statement after the jump. Read more

KSDK An Early Adopter of Vine’s Six Second Videos

When you think high tech, you don’t often think of St. Louis, MO.  But local NBC affiliate KSDK has proven itself an early adopter of mobile video app Vine.

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri interviewed Meaghan Anselm KSDK’s return path producer about how the station uses the abbreviated technology to communicate with viewers. You can watch the video after the jump.

Anselm told RJI she uses Vine to give viewers a behind the scenes look at the station. “I actually have a few reporters and a few photographers…they really take some great Vine videos while on the scene or if they’re out doing a shoot and they see something else really creative.” Read more

Man Charged with Harassing KSDK Employees

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting a local man has been charged with harassing employees of St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK.

Thomas Duroso of Overland, MO, has been charged with six counts of misdemeanor harassment for posting threatening messages on employees’ facebook pages as well as making obscene and threatening phone calls since November 2012, according to the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office. Click here to view the probable cause statement posted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

On April 2, police say Duroso made repeated calls to KSDK saying, “something bad would happen to the KSDK family.” He then showed up at the station, asking how he could get in the building. Read more

Nexstar Names Ardyth Diercks VP-GM at Memphis, Jackson Stations

Ardyth Diercks has been appointed vice president and general manager at three Nexstar stations in Tennessee: WPTY and WLMT in Memphis and WJKT in Jackson.

Diercks was most recently the president and general manager of WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in South Florida. She left in January 2012 after eight years.

“Ardy is a leader with unquestionable integrity and a proven track record of administering successful procedures to enhance relationships and initiate unique programming concepts while advancing the effectiveness of station operations and leading teams to produce revenue generating results,” Nexstar EVP and Co-COO Timothy Busch said in a statement.

Before her time at WTVJ, Diercks spent 20 years at Gannett, where she was general manager at KVUE in Austin, KSDK in St. Louis and WUSA in Washington, DC. She was also a senior vice president of the company for five years. Read more

Veteran Anchor Mike Bush Re-Signs With KSDK

Mike Bush has signed a new multi-year contract with KSDK, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis.

Bush has worked at KSDK for 28 years, moving from sports director to news anchor in 2003. He currently anchors the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts alongside Kay Quinn and the 10 p.m. newscast solo.

“Mike Bush is more than just the face of our station,” GM Lynn Beall said in a statement announcing the news. “He’s also a proud and caring father; an innovative leader; a concerned advocate for our community, and a dedicated journalist.” Read more

WHDH’s Anne Allred Leaving Boston for St. Louis

After six years at WHDH, morning anchor Anne Allred is saying goodbye to the Boston NBC affiliate.

“The last five and a half years working with Anne have been wonderful,” Adam Williams said as he introduced a tribute to Allred Friday (video above). “Anne’s going to be heading back to St Louis to work for the NBC station out there, to be closer to family and loved ones.” Read more

Reporter Courtney Gousman Returns to Chicago

Courtney Gousman has joined Chicago CBS O&O WBBM on a freelance basis, Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder reports.

Gousman, a Chicago native, made her debut on last weekend’s evening newscasts. She comes to WBBM from KSDK, the NBC-affiliate in St. Louis, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor.

Gousman has been working in television since 2006. She has previously worked at WEHT in Evansville, IN and KRGC in Jefferson City, MO.

VIDEO: KSDK Reporter Goes on Awkward Date with Cardinals Slugger

Julie Tristan, the host of KSDK’s “Show Me St. Louis,” has gained a following among smart-alecky sports bloggers after her recent on-air “date” with St. Louis Cardinals slugger David Freese. Tristan rode the Mr. Freeze roller coaster at Six Flags with Mr. Freese, who she introduced as “my new boyfriend.”

Deadspin described the flirty fluff piece as “the last gasp of local news reporting” (video above).

After 8 Years as GM, Ardyth Diercks Out at WTVJ

After eight years as president and general manager of WTVJ in Miami, Ardyth Diercks has left the NBC O&O.

“Earlier this year, Ardyth Diercks left NBC 6 Miami to explore other professional and personal ventures,” an NBC spokesperson told TVSpy. “We’re grateful for her service over the last eight years and wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”

A job posting for WTVJ’s president and general manager was added to the NBC Universal website on January 13.

Prior to joining WTVJ in 2003, Diercks served as president and general manager of WUSA in Washington, DC, KSDK in St. Louis and KVUE in Austin. She began her career in local television, which has spanned more than 25 years, at KUSA in Denver.

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