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‘It’s All About the Kids’: Las Vegas Sports Anchor Leaving Station

KSNV sports anchor Kevin West has left the Las Vegas NBC affiliate.

“It’s a family move, all about the kids,” West told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Mackenzie Warren ‘Shocked’ She’s No Longer with KSNV

warren_ksnv_304Mackenzie Warren is no longer working for Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV.

Warren told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “This is my hometown. No longer being allowed to do what I love in the city that I love will be a painful adjustment. I’m shocked. Channel 3 gave me no reason for my termination. I thank this community for welcoming me into their homes over the years.”

Warren started working for KSNV as a reporter. Most recently she was co-anchor of the 3:00 p.m. news.

Before coming to KSNV Warren worked for KRNV, KSNV’s sister station in Reno.

Station Group Owner Facing Second Cancer Battle

intermountain west logoJim Rogers, owner of Intermountain West Communications, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he is fighting cancer again but seemed more concerned about his employees than himself.

Intermountain West owns stations in Arizona, Idaho and Montana in addition to Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV.

“Just say this is my second go-round with cancer,” Rogers told the Review-Journal. Adding, “I assume I’ll come out of this all right. I did the last time.”

He revealed the development to his employees at a town hall-like meeting in the Channel 3 newsroom about a month ago.

“I think you owe your employees an explanation,” he said. “They needed to know. They needed to know for several reasons — first of all, just as a matter of knowing, and secondly, with what’s going to happen with the station.

“So I went in to say this is what I got but I can assure you that whatever happens, the station will not be put up for sale. That’s never been part of the plan and so they are rest assured that their jobs are intact,” he said. Read more

KSNV Adding Another Hour of News

Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV is adding an hour of news at 3:00 p.m.

Jeff Gillan will begin anchoring the new newscast starting Monday.

The added hour of news shifts syndicated shows “The Doctors” and “Dr. Phil” one hour earlier. “The Doctors” will begin airing at 1:00 p.m. and “Dr. Phil” will air at 2:00 p.m. KSNV general manager Lisa Howfield told TVNewsCheck, “We have not forgotten the fans of “Days of Our Lives.” We have made arrangements with NBC and Sinclair Broadcast Group to broadcast “Days of our Lives” at its normal time 1 p.m. each day” on Sinclair’s CW affiliate KVCW.

In June, KSNV announced it was adding a 7:00 p.m. newscast.

KSNV Adds 7 p.m. Newscast, Shuffles Fall Anchor Lineup

KSNV will debut a 7 p.m. newscast and shuffle its anchor lineup this fall, the Las Vegas NBC affiliate announced today.

The 7 p.m. newscast will be anchored by Jim Synder and Jessica Moore, who currently anchor the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts. The pair will continue to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast.

In place of Synder and Moore at 11 p.m., Reed Cowan, who currently anchors at 4 p.m., will add the 11 p.m. newscast to his schedule. He will anchor alongside Mackenzie Warren, who is currently a KSNV reporter.

Weekend evening anchor Gerard Ramalho will move to weekdays, anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast alongside Marie Mortera. On weekends, Krystal Allen moves from mornings to evenings. Michelle Velez will be the new weekend morning anchor.

“These are very exciting times at News 3 as KSNV prepares to launch the only 7:00 p.m. newscast in southern Nevada,” VP-GM Lisa Howfield said in a statement. “We are genuinely thrilled to expand our news operation to cover all the important stories with a team of dedicated journalists in the field and at the anchor desk.”

“Ralston Reports,” which currently airs at 7:30 p.m., will shift an hour earlier to 6:30 p.m.

The full anchor lineup is in KSNV’s press release after the jump. Read more

Craig Hume Joins KSNV as News Director

Craig Hume is joining KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, as news director. Hume joins the station from Harrisburg, Pa., where he has been the news director at WHP-WLYH since 2009.

“The power of News 3 is built on a reputation for excellence in journalism and deep roots in the community. I look forward to helping expand News 3′s high-quality local news coverage in new time periods,” Hume said in a statement.

Hume replaces Bob Stoldal, who will be “spending more time on his corporate responsibilities” as executive vice president of news, according to Rick Gevers & Associates. Intermoutain West Communications, KSNV’s parent company, is expanding local news programming in both Las Vegas and at KRNV in Reno, and Stoldal will oversee the expansion.

“Craig brings with him experience in developing local news operations as well as a good knowledge of Las Vegas,” Stoldal said in a statement.

KNBC Adds Multimedia Reporter Hetty Chang

Hetty Chang is joining KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles, as a multimedia reporter covering the Los Angeles South Bay.

Until December 2011, Chang was a reporter at KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. She has also worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KRNV in Reno. It is a return to Los Angeles for Chang, who began her career as a producer and reporter for “L.A. Cityview.”

Chang was the first digital media fellow recipient under a pilot program between KNBC and the Asian American Journalists Association in 2011. She will report for the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts starting next month.

Dan Ball Joins WFFT As News Director, Anchor

Dan Ball is joining WFFT, Nexstar’s independent station in Fort Wayne, as news director and main anchor.

“We’re excited to have Dan join our station and lead our award-winning news team,” VP-GM Bill Ritchhart said in a statement. “Dan brings a wealth of large market experience that can take our news room to the next level.”

Ball was most recently the morning anchor at KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. In March 2012, the station did not renew his contract.

He replaces Jim Blue, who is joining WNWO in Toledo as news director and main anchor.

Former Las Vegas Meteorologist John Fredericks Dies at 57

John Fredericks, a former meteorologist at KSNV in Las Vegas, died Friday after a short stay in hospice care. He was 57.

Fredericks was diagnosed cirrhosis in June, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He battled alcoholism and depression during much of his career, leaving KSNV (then KVBC) four years ago because the station barred him from going on the air with his beloved dog, Jordan, after an alleged biting incident.

“He led a tortured life,” Fredericks’ former KSNV co-worker Dana Wagner told the Review-Journal.

In 2010, Fredericks filed a lawsuit against CBS affiliate KLAS and investigative reporter George Knapp, seeking to prevent the station from reporting any stories related to him. Fredericks had been briefly involved with a woman who had gone to Knapp with the details of their bad breakup, which included a temporary restraining order against Fredericks.

KSNV reported his death Friday, saying “a member of the News 3 family has passed away.” Watch the report after the jump. Read more

Rentrak Signs KLAS as its 200th TV Station

The audience tracking and measuring service, Rentrak, announced it has signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS.  KLAS joins cross-town NBC affiliate KSNV as the second station in the market to subscribe to the StationView Essentials service offered by Rentrak.

“Rentrak provides a bigger picture of our viewers and their buying habits,” said Emily Neilson, President and General Manager of KLAS. “With this information, we can help our clients maximize their marketing dollars with more precise targeting.”

According to Broadcasting & Cable, most TV stations who subscribe to Rentrak continue to receive Nielsen ratings.

“As the 200th station to subscribe to Rentrak, the signing of KLAS marks a major achievement for the Rentrak’s local currency adoption,” said Cathy Hetzel, corporate president and president of advanced media and information at Rentrak. “We’re pleased to welcome KLAS into the growing family of clients.”

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