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Missouri On-Air Talent Swap Stations and Roles

daues_jacob_croppedOn-air talent at two Springfield, MO, TV stations will swap stations and then take on new roles next month, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Jerry Jacob, (pictured right) reporter for NBC affiliate KYTV will move to ABC affiliate KSPR and take on the anchor role vacated by Joe Daues (pictured left) who will move to KYTV to work in the station’s sales department.

“Joe has always made it clear that his family is his first priority, and working nights meant spending less time with his children,” KSPR news director Bridget Lovelle said in a statement.

KYTV is owned by Schurz Communications which operates KSPR through a shared services agreement with Perkin Media, its subsidiary.

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Kirk Mason Joins WWMT From WSBT

kirk masonKirk Mason is joining WWMT in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mason will be the CBS affiliate’s morning and noon anchor beginning in January.

“We are pleased that Kirk has decided to join our station. He is an award winning journalist who will fit right in here at Newschannel 3,” WWMT vice president and general manager Jim Lutton said in a statement.

Mason comes from South Bend, where he has been the morning and noon anchor at CBS affiliate WSBT since 2000. He has previously worked at WJFW in Rhinelander, Wisc. and KSPR in Springfield, Mo.

KYW, WVUE Win Edward R. Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence

Philadelphia CBS O&O KYW and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE are the 2013 recipients of RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for overall excellence.

“We are very humbled and honored to be recognized for our body of work in 2012,” WVUE news director Mikel Schaefer told TVSpy. “This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our entire staff has day in and day out, whether covering Hurricane Isaac, investigating corruption or our unique culture.”

In the breaking news category, WNBC in New York City won for coverage of Hurricane Sandy and WHEC in Rochester won for coverage of the four firefighters shot at a house fire in Webster. In the continuning coverage category, KXAS in Dallas won for “Driven to Distraction,” a nine-month series on Texas police officers who crashed while typing on mobile dashboard computers, and KXRM in Colorado Springs won for coverage of the Waldo Canyon fire.

Murrow Awards for best newscast go to KUSA in Denver and KSPR in Springfield, Mo. Awards for best feature reporting go to KARE in Minneapolis and KHQ in Spokane, and WFAA in Dallas and CTV in Vancouver Island were honored for best investigative reporting.

A full list of the winners is after the jump. Read more

David Dunn Signs Off From Kansas City’s WDAF

General assignment reporter David Dunn is leaving WDAF, the Fox-affiliate in Kansas City, according to Bottom Line Communications.

Dunn has been a general assignment reporter at WDAF since 2007. He has also worked at KSPR in Springfield, MO and KQTV in St. Joesph, MO, and as a marketing consultant at Clear Channel Communications.

Dunn, a Kansas City native, signed off from WDAF on Sunday. He has reportedly accepted a job outside of television.

Schurz Communications Taps Retiring KY3 General Manager to Oversee Local Programming

“Retirement might be a little bit of an exaggeration as I will continue to work in a different capacity,” Mike Scott, general manager of KY3 Inc., which manages KYTV and KSPR in Springfield, Missouri, wrote in a letter to staff, announcing his (semi-)retirement earlier this month.

Now Schurz Communications Inc., KY3′s parent company, has announced what that “different capacity” will be.  Scott will stay on with Schurz and serve as its director of programming.

In his new role, Scott will advise stations on their local programming strategy and represent Schurz in negotiations with syndication companies.

Meanwhile, Schurz continues to search for Scott’s successor.

Mike Scott, GM of Springfield’s KYTV and KSPR, Announces Retirement

Mike Scott, general manager of KY3 Inc., which manages KYTV and KSPR in Springfield, Missouri, announced in a staff meeting earlier this week that he will retire at the end of March.

“I have always felt I had the best job in town because of the people I have represented during my tenure at KY3, Inc,” Scott said in announcing his retirement to staff.  “The credit for our accomplishments goes to you and thanks for letting me be part of it.”

Scott, 53, has led KY3 since 1996.  In 2009, ABC-affiliate KSPR entered into a shared services agreement with KYTV and, although the two stations maintain separate news operations, Scott oversees both stations.

Scott’s final day is set for March 31 but he will move into a part-time consulting role with KY3′s parent company Schurz Communications.  Schurz is now searching for Scott’s successor with the intention of introducing one on March 1 to allow for a 30-day transition period. Read more