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Dan Pope Back at KTVX as Chief Meteorologist

Dan Pope is returning to KTVX.

He’ll join Don Hudson and Kim Fischer at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. as the station’s chief meteorologist. He’ll also work with Nadia Crow and Brian Carlson at 4:00 p.m.

Pope last worked at the Salt Lake City ABC affiliate as chief meteorologist from 1992 until 2007. He comes to Salt Lake City from KDRV in Medford, OR.

“Coming home to Utah and ABC 4 is the most exciting thing to happen since the first time I started working at KTVX,” Pope said in a statement.

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What Are Local Stations Covering?

Today we look at the Salt Lake City market.

The four affiliated stations are all owned by different companies: Bonneville (KSL), Sinclair (KUTV), Tribune (KSTU) and Nexstar (KTVX). Their newscasts all feature a similar flow with the long stories punctuated by the short.

The only station that stood out was KTVX which spent nearly a minute of its first block promoting a story for its 10:00 p.m. show. But then again, it is sweeps!

KTVX Names Glen Mills Chief Political Correspondent

Glen MillsGlen Mills has been named chief political correspondent at KTVX, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City. In his new role, Mills will produce and host special reports and programs on the government, elections and politics.

“Glen has a wonderful ability to present complicated information to viewers in an easy to understand manner,” KTVX general manager Richard Doutre’Jones said in a statement. “Those involved with Utah politics and our regular citizens, appreciate Glen’s skills to clearly explain the issues we face as a state and the actions our lawmakers and elected officials take on our behalf.”

Mills has been anchoring the weekend evening newscasts since he joined KTVX last year. He will be replaced by Randall Carlisle, who is re-joining the station next month.

Randall Carlisle Returns to KTVX

Randall CarlisleRandall Carlisle is returning to his former station, KTVX in Salt Lake City, to anchor the weekend newscasts. Carlisle begins at the ABC affiliate May 3.

“Randall is one of the best journalists I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside. He’s great under pressure,” news director George Severson said in a statement. “Having him back in the newsroom and behind the weekend news desk is really a good thing for Utah viewers.”

Carlisle left KTVX in 2008 after 17 years with the station. He will begin anchoring the weekend evening newscasts on May 10.

Don Hudson Comes Back to Salt Lake City

Don Hudson will return as co-anchor for the KTVX 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. news.

Hudson, who left the Nexstar owned Salt Lake City ABC affiliate for WHEC in Rochester, N.Y., in July 2012, said in a statement, “I have lived all over the country during my 24 years in television news, but coming back to work in Utah is like coming back home.”

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Hudson will join Kim Fischer, replacing current co-anchor Brent Hunsaker who is on assignment in Africa. Both Hudson and Fischer anchored the station’s 5:00 p.m. news before Hudson left for Rochester.

[24 Salt Lake]

KTVX Changes 4:00 PM Anchor Team

Nexstar owned KTVX has announced an anchor team change on its 4:00pm news. In will be Nadia Crow (pictured left) and Brian Carlson (pictured right), out will be Kim Fischer and Brent Hunsaker.

Crow comes to the Salt Lake City ABC affiliate from KCRG in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she had been an anchor and reporter for three years.

“From the moment we saw them together, we knew we had a great team in the making,” said KTVX-KUCW news director George Severson. “Brian and Nadia compliment one another really well. They’re capable newscasters with heart and charm. I know viewers will trust them and welcome the pair into their homes each afternoon.”

Crow will also anchor for sister station CW affiliate KUCW‘s 9:00pm newscast. Currently, Carlson is an evening reporter for KTVX and a 9:00pm anchor for KUCW.

The station said Fischer and Hunsaker will “will focus on ABC 4 Utah News at 5, 6 and 10 P.M. as well as being contributors to the 4 P.M. and other newscasts.” Crow and Carlson will begin anchoring at 4:00pm this Thursday, June 27.

News Director Jon Fischer Out at XETV

XETV news director Jon Fischer has parted ways with the San Diego CW affiliate.

“I can confirm that Jon Fischer is no longer at XETV or associated with San Diego 6 News. I cannot comment on any of the details regarding his departure,” general manager Chuck Dunning told TVSpy in an email.

Fischer’s departure comes less than a year after he joined the station in August 2012. Before joining XETV, he worked at KTLA in Los Angeles, WFTC in Minneapolis, KTVX in Salt Lake City and KMIR in Palm Springs, Calif.

Broken Sprinkler Floods KTVX Studio

Newscasts at Salt Lake City ABC affiliate KTVX were temporarily moved this week after a broken sprinkler flooded the studio (video above).

“It was only one sprinkler near the front of our news studio — we had water damage to some of our news set and electrical gear,” KTVX news director George Severson told 24 Salt Lake.

The studio was repaired in time for the station’s 10 p.m. newscast Thursday.

Tom Bell Named News Director at KOVR

Tom Bell has been named news director at KOVR, the CBS O&O in Sacramento.

Bell moves to California from Texas, where he has been news director at WOAI in San Antonio since 2009. He is a former news director at KTVX in Salt Lake City and KPHO in Phoenix.

“Tom Bell is a veteran of more than 20 years in the local news industry and has an outstanding reputation as a leader who does an outstanding job of inspiring his colleagues to produce quality newscasts,” KOVR-KMAX VP-GM Kevin Walsh said in a statement. “I am very pleased to welcome him to Northern California and confident that he will do a terrific job of leading our news team to exciting new heights.”

Bell replaces Cameryn Beck, who recently left KOVR for KTVK in Phoenix.

KTVX-KUCW News Director, Assistant News Director Let Go

News director Larry Perret and assistant news director Leesa Dillon have been let go at KTVX-KUCW, Nexstar’s duopoly in Salt Lake City, TVSpy has learned.

“I wish them both the very best in their future endeavors,” KTVX-KUCW general manager Richard Doutre’Jones told TVSpy in an email.

The stations were purchased in July by Nexstar Broadcasting. In December, about 15 employees, including station manager Matt Jaquint, were laid off. Doutre’Jones took over as general manager last month.

Dillion and Perret had both worked at the station since May 2011.

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