“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.
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“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.
- Related, TVNewser: CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC Among 2013 Murrow Award Winners
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
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.
“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.
“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