Moore, who joined KTHV in 2003 as a weekend sportscaster, has been the station’s sports director since 2009. He will be moving to radio as a sports anchor, he said on KHTV last night. [via Arkansas TV News]
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The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is “one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.”
Large market overall excellence winners were KING in Seattle, KTVU in Oakland, KMGH in Denver, KARE in Minneapolis, KMBC in Kansas City, KHOU in Houston, WTHR in Indianapolis, WLKY in Louisville, WIAT in Birmingham, WCVB in Boston, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WSB in Atlanta and CIVT in Vancouver. Read more
“Lane is exactly the news director this market needs right now, and we’re very pleased to have his talent and experience in our newsroom,” WCPO vice president and general manager Steve Thaxton said, announcing the hiring. “His deep understanding of journalism and the tenets of serving communities will make a major impact on our team and the Tri-State.” Read more
Does spelling count as a “technical difficulty”? Little Rock CBS-affiliate KTHV apparently had some problems today.
Cummins announced his resignation through an attorney on Friday and KARK reported the news during its 10 p.m. newscast, with anchor Melissa Simas stating, “Brett Cummins’ tenure at Channel 4 has ended.”
The police are still investigating what caused the death, although no criminal charges have been filed. KARK’s full statement on Cummins’s resignation inside… Read more
Dexter Williams reportedly snorted illegal narcotics with Cummins before he was found dead, with a chain dog collar around his neck, in the bathtub where he and the weathercaster had spent the night.
Police are telling Little Rock news stations that they’ve received preliminary autopsy results in the death, but so far they have declined to release those findings. Read more
While KARK, an NBC-affiliate, disclosed on-air that its longtime weathercaster was connected to the death, rival stations provided more in-depth coverage of the incident, even though not all of them mentioned Cummins by name. Read more
Caplan spent the past 13 years in a variety of positions at Media General. He has been vice president and general manager of WBTW, the CBS affiliate in Florence-Myrtle Beach, SC, since 2006; in 2009, his responsibilities were expanded when Media General named him group leader for Florence-Myrtle Beach multimedia operations, where he oversaw WBTW, as well as a handful of print outlets in the market.
“Michael brings significant and proven multimedia experience to the team at [KTHV],” Gannett president Dave Lougee said in a statement. “His talents, combined with his passion for excellence make him the ideal leader of KTHV’s award-winning service to the people of Central Arkansas.”
Joining the station as assistant ND just a couple of months ago after 21 years with crosstown rival KTHV, Genty succeeds Randy Dixon, who announced in February that he was leaving KATV after more than three decades with the ABC-affiliate.
Genty announced the promotion via Twitter, saying, “I have been given the job to lead the best News Team in the market.”
Genty joined KATV in February as a replacement for the departing Alan Faulkner. At the time, he said that the job “just kind of found me.” Before joining KATV, Genty worked as an executive producer for KTHV. [Via Arkansas Business]