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KSDK Adds Marv Danielski as Station Manager

ksdk_danielski_croppedGannett owned St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK has named Marv Danielski vice president and station manager.

A KSDK spokesperson confirms this is a newly created position for the station.

Danielski will report to KSDK general manager and executive vice president Lynn Beall.

“Marv is an award-winning television executive and his extensive experience will be a tremendous asset to KSDK,” Beall said in a statement. “He is a proven brand builder and 360 degree innovator who will help pave the way forward for KSDK.”

This is Danielski’s second go round with Gannett.  He last worked for the station group starting in 1999 as a corporate marketing executive.

Danielski comes to KSDK from Frank N. Magid Associates where he was SVP Integrated Brand Development. He has also served as VP of marketing and creative services at Hearst Television.

St. Louis Man Dies Morning Before KSDK Airs Investigative Story About Him

ksdkSt. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK had to cancel plans to air an investigative report about a local contractor after the man died the morning before the story about him was supposed to air.

The Gannett owned station announced the death on its 10:00 p.m. news on Monday. “The man who was the subject of a “Five On Your Side” investigation scheduled to air tonight has been found dead in his Town and Country home,” read KSDK anchor Mike Bush. “Police say Jamie Hart, owner of Castle Rock Remodeling was found this morning. Out of respect for his family and colleagues, details of our story will air at a later time.”

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Town and Country, MO, police said they found no signs of foul play and the St. Louis Medical Examiner’s office said Hart didn’t die of a heart attack and had no signs of trauma on his body.

Two years ago Hart, 40, lost a suit he brought against the Better Business Bureau of Greater St. Louis for libel and tortious interference, claiming the “BBB manipulated its standards, treated it differently than other business, and insincerely and maliciously gave it a “C” rating, rather than the higher rating it claims it deserved.”

The station wouldn’t comment on the story’s content. A station spokesperson referred TVSpy to the on-air statement and added the report would be aired sometime in the future.

Nichole Berlie to Join KSDK as Anchor

TVSpy has confirmed, KSDK is adding Nichole Berlie as an anchor and reporter beginning September 9.

Berlie comes to the St. Louis NBC affiliate from KETV in Omaha, NE, where she is the weekday morning anchor. She has also worked in Evansville, IN.

On her facebook page Berlie told viewers, ” It’s kind of a Melancholy Monday. It’s the start of my last week at KETV. I’ll save my tears for Friday…”

Sharon Stevens Says Goodbye to KSDK

After 20 years at KSDK, education reporter Sharon Stevens is leaving the St. Louis NBC affiliate.

Stevens has served as a mentor to many in the industry, including WCAU news director Anzio Williams, who called her “an inspiration to so many.” In honor of her last day, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay designated July 10, 2013 “Sharon Stevens Day.”

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

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