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Shannon Murray Joining KVUE From KOSA

Shannon Murray is joining KVUE in Austin as a reporter and fill-in anchor, Austin media blogger Bill Church reports.

Murray has spent two years working at KOSA, the CBS affiliate in Midland-Odessa, Texas. She has also worked as a local radio correspondent.

“I lived in Austin for four years and most of my friends are there, so it was always my goal to get back there,” Murray told Church. “I’ve had a great experience here in Midland-Odessa and I’m sad to leave everybody here, but I could see myself building a life in Austin. I love the town.”

Morgan Chesky Leaving Austin For Oklahoma City

Morgan Chesky, a reporter and fill-in anchor at KVUE, is leaving Austin for Oklahoma City, Austin Culture Map reports.

Cheskey will join ABC affiliate KOCO as the weekend anchor. He will anchor five shows a weekend — three on Saturday and two on Sunday — and report for the evening newscast during the week.

“It’s a very competitive market and a lot more people watch news there than in Austin,” Chesky said. “I feel confident my time at KVUE has given me the tools to do well and earn their trust in Oklahoma City.”

Culture Map reports Chesky will be replaced by Shannon Murray.

VIDEO: Austin Reporter Shows How to Handle ‘Video Bomber’

Quita Culpepper, an anchor for Austin ABC affiliate KVUE, deftly handled a video bomber who floated into her live shot Saturday night.

In the video (above) it appears the woman spots Culpepper finishing up a live shot on the Austin Fan Fest.  She then drifts into position to Culpepper’s screen left where she gets a little too close to the Austin reporter. “Oh yeah,” said Culpepper with Aikido-like grace.  “And of course, lots of people drinking down here.  Can you tell?”

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Austin’s KVUE Shuffles Weekday, Weekend Anchors

Changes are in store this fall at Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE, Austin360 reports.

Beginning September 10, Jim Bergamo (left) and Quita Culpepper (right) will take over the 5 p.m. newscast. Bergamo is a reporter at KVUE; Culpepper is the weekend evening anchor.

The pair replace Terri Gruca and Tyler Sieswerda on the newscast. Gruca and Sieswerda will remain anchors of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Weekend morning anchor Jade Mingus will move to weekend evenings to replace Culpepper, and reporter Ashley Goudeau will take Mingus’ spot on the wekeend morning anchor desk.

KVUE also gets a new morning anchor, Yvonne Nava, next month.

Yvonne Nava Named Morning Anchor at KVUE

Yvonne Nava is joining Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE, Austin360 reports.

Nava, a University of Texas graduate, joins the station from WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford, where she was morning anchor. In announcing her departure, she said she was moving to Texas to be closer to her family.

Nava will be the KVUE morning anchor, replacing Melissa Gale, who left the station earlier this summer. Nava begins September 10 alongside Bryan Mays and meteorologist Albert Ramon.

Anchor Yvonne Nava Leaving NBC Connecticut

WVIT morning anchor Yvonne Nava is leaving the Connecticut NBC O&O for a job in Texas.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Nava is the mother of a young boy and she’s making the move to be closer to her family. Nava, who has been with WVIT since December 2007, is set to depart the station at the end of the month.

“For the past five years, Yvonne has jumped into the community,” WVIT general manager David Doebler told the Hartford Courant. “She has done a lot of good stuff on the air and in the community and the opportunity to go back with her child to be close to her family is understandable.” Read more

Drew Shirley Joins KPLC as Sports Director

Drew Shirley is the new sports director at KPLC, the NBC-affiliate in Lake Charles, LA.

Shirley joins the station after a two-year hiatus from the television business. He is a former sportscaster at KKCO in Grand Junction, CO KVUE in Austin and, most recently, KXII in Sherman, TX.

“I am so happy to be a sports guy again and to be able to stay close to home,” Shirley told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “[Last week] was my first day back on the air, and there’s just nothing like that feeling when the red light goes on.”

Longtime KVUE Morning Anchor Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Her A.M. Routine

Longtime KVUE morning anchor Melissa Gale, who is leaving the Austin ABC-affiliate after more than a decade, recently posted a video on YouTube that gives a behind-the-scenes look at her morning routine, from using a flashlight to navigate her house so that she won’t wake her husband and kids to spraying on an even coat of makeup before she goes on-air.

The video, shot by Gale using her phone, also features anecdotes from her years of driving to work at 3:30 in the morning, including the time she saw a ghost (video above).

Morning Anchor Melissa Gale Leaving KVUE

Melissa Gale, the longtime morning anchor at KVUE in Austin, says she will resign next month.

“I announced today at the station that after many great years at KVUE, reporting to the wonderful people of Austin on things that I hope have been very important to them, I’ve decided to take some much needed time off, and explore some other opportunities,” Gale wrote.

Gale, who also anchors the noon newscast, has been morning anchor at the ABC-affiliate for more than 10 years. Her last day will be sometime in mid-June, news director Frank Volpicella tells CultureMap Austin.

Ryan Hazelwood Named News Director at KVII

Ryan Hazelwood has been named news director at KVII, the ABC-affiliate in Amarillo, TX.

Hazelwood worked as a photojournalist at KVII from 1998-99. He has also worked as a photojournalist at KFDA in Amarillo and KVUE in Austin. Most recently, he was a broadcast engineer and instructor at West Texas A&M University. He also owns his own production company.

“We are very excited to have Ryan on board,” KVII president and CEO Thom Pritz said in a statement. “We already have the best news team in Texas and it just got better.” Read more

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