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Troy Campbell Leaving El Paso for California

Multimedia journalist Troy Campbell signed off yesterday from from El Paso NBC-affiliate KTSM.

“I’ve accepted an evening news anchor position in CA,” Campbell announced on Twitter. “I hope you all continue to follow me on my journey.”

No word yet on where Campbell’s new job will be. He is a 2010 graduate of California State University Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley. He began his career at KIFI, the ABC-affiliate in Idaho Falls.

WVIT Adds Reporter Stephania Jimenez

Stephania Jimenez is joining WVIT.

The Connecticut NBC O&O announced today that Jimenez will join its news team as a reporter. Jimenez, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, comes to WVIT from KTSM-KDBC in El Paso, TX, where she worked as an anchor and reporter for the past year and a half.

“We are looking forward to introducing Stephania to our Connecticut viewers,” WVIT news director Mike St. Peter said, announcing the move. “Her strong producing and bilingual skills will enhance our story-telling to bring viewers even more compelling news coverage.” Read more

NBC-Affiliate Tweets About Loving Gay Bars

A strange tweet was sent out Friday night from KTSM’s Twitter account.

“I love the love at gay bars,” the El Paso NBC-affiliate tweeted. “I have 5 new bffs in 15 minutes.”

The station promptly deleted the tweet but not before BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski grabbed a screen shot (above). Read more

VIDEO: KTSM Anchor Produces Awesomely Awkward Newscast Goodbye

KTSM anchor Stephania Jimenez produced the NBC-affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast on Wednesday and she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have some fun.

As the credits rolled on the newscast, Jimenez and her cohorts at the anchor desk all turned to the side and struck a pose (video above). The resulting image made for a perfect Facebook cover photo.

Phillip Mena Joining KPRC as Weekend Anchor

Phillip Mena is leaving KTSM, the NBC-affiliate  in El Paso, to join KPRC, the NBC-affiliate in Houston.

“It took longer than expected to make the announcement but starting April 23rd, I will be the weekend anchor at KPRC,” Mena wrote on Facebook.

Mena has worked as an anchor and reporter at KTSM since 2010. His last day in El Paso was Friday.

“While I’m saddened to leave my hometown of El Paso, I’m excited about living in Houston and working for such a storied station at KPRC,” Mena told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “I look forward to becoming very involved in the Houston community and telling its stories.

Anchor Celina Avila Joins KESQ From KVIA

Celina Avila is joining KESQ, the ABC-affiliate in Palm Springs, as morning and evening anchor. Her first day will be January 3.

“I’m excited about getting home early to spend time with my boys and continuing to enjoy Southern California,” Avila wrote on Facebook.

Avila joins KESQ from KVIA, the ABC-affiliate in El Paso. Prior to joining KIVA, Avila worked at KTSM, the NBC-affiliate in El Paso, for three years. [h/t NewsBlues]

In El Paso, KTSM Advertises on Rival’s Website

KVIA general manager Kevin Lovell visited his station’s website a few days ago and to his horror, the site had been overtaken by crosstown rival KTSM.

A large banner at the top of the site displayed a photo of KTSM’s marquee anchor team along with the NBC-affiliate’s theme “First.Live.Local.” So what happened?

In a post on KVIA’s website, Lovell explains that KTSM infiltrated the site by accident. KVIA had purchased “remnant” ads from Google Adsense and the ad network was serving local ads, apparently targeted at a web user interested in TV news.¬† Of course the big problem was that the ads were attempting to draw users away from KVIA to KTSM. Read more

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