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Jason R. Latham Set to Join KIRO

jason r lathamKVVU assistant news director Jason R. Latham is leaving Las Vegas for a job at KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle.

“I have accepted the Executive Producer position at KIRO-TV, a Cox Media Group station. My first day is April 15, which leaves very little time to say goodbye to Las Vegas, the place I’ve called home since 2001,” Latham wrote on his blog.

Latham has worked at KVVU since 2009 and has been the Fox affiliate’s assistant news director since 2012. Before that, he worked at KVBC (now KSNV), the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.

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Chris Saldaña Says Goodbye to KVVU

chris saldanaChris Saldaña has left Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Saldana was working at the station on a temporary basis during February sweeps.

Before KVVU, Saldaña spent eight years at rival KLAS. He has also worked at KDBC in El Paso and KRGV in Welasco, Texas.

KVVU news director Adam Bradshaw told the Review-Journal Saldaña was offered a full-time position at the station, but declined it because  “he and his agent have some big plans for the future.”

Las Vegas Reporter to Join Telemundo Philadelphia

cazares_kvvuChristian Cazares, multimedia journalist for Las Vegas FOX affiliate KVVU, is set to join Telemundo Philadelphia station WWSI as a reporter.

Cazares came to KVVU in May 2012 from Univision Las Vegas affiliate KINC. He started his career in Spanish language news at KSMS Univision Monterey-Salinas before moving to KBNT Univision San Diego. He has also worked at ABC affiliate KGTV in San Diego while contributing stories to KGTV’s sister station Azteca America San Diego.

According to Media Moves, Cazares starts at WWSI in November 11.

Las Vegas FOX Affiliate Moves One Meteorologist Up and Another In

Las Vegas FOX affiliate KVVU has announced the promotion of Ted Pretty to chief meteorologist.

“For more than a decade meteorologist Ted Pretty has brightened your mornings as part of the FOX5 morning news team,” said news director Adam Bradshaw in a statement. “Tonight, Ted takes a major step in his career as he becomes the chief meteorologist for FOX5.”

Pretty joins John Huck and Olivia Fierro on the station’s 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. news.

Bradshaw also announced Cassandra Jones will take Pretty’s place on the station’s morning show. Read more

Holly Steuart Named VP-GM of WTVM

Holly Steuart has been named vice president and general manager at WTVM, Raycom Media’s ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ga.

Until December, Steuart was general manager at WHP, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa. She was let go when Sinclair Broadcasting bought the station from Newport Television. She has also worked as general manager of KFYR-KQCD in Bismarck, N.D. and KVVU in Las Vegas.

Steuart replaces Lee Brantley, who will retire in July after 18 years at WTVM’s general manager.

“I feel really honored to follow in Lee’s footsteps and be able to have the opportunity to build on the past 18 years of his leadership,” Steuart said in a statement. “I think WTVM has a great team in every department and I’m just delighted to join them and be part of Raycom Media.”

Matt DeLucia Joins WCAU From KVUU

Matt DeLucia is joining WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia, next month.

DeLucia comes to Philly from Las Vegas, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at KVVU since 2009. While he was there, he won three Pacific Southwest Emmy awards for journalistic enterprise, team coverage and news writing.

“Matt is an enterprising, hard-working journalist,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to welcome him back to the area as part of the NBC10 family.”

Meredith Announces New GMs in Las Vegas and Kansas City

Meredith Local Media Group has announced changes to the general manager position at two of its stations.

Darrin McDonald will move from vice president and general manager of Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU to vice president and general manager of the Kansas City duopoly KCTV-KSMO.  Taking McDonald’s place in Las Vegas will be Todd Brown, who was promoted from general sales manager at KVVU.  McDonald fills the vacancy left by the departure of Robert Totsch in October.

“Darrin has been a great leader at KVVU and will use his skills and expertise to build upon our presence in the Kansas City market,” said Paul Karpowicz, president of the Local Media Group.  “Todd is well poised to be successful as he steps into his new role at KVVU, and will be an asset to our group’s leadership team.” Read more

President Obama Does Election Day Interviews with Stations in Battleground States

President Barack Obama will close out his campaign with one last round of local interviews Tuesday, sitting down with 10 stations in battleground states.

The interviews will take place via satellite from Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago. In order of interview, he will talk with WHO in Des Moines, KWWL in Cedar Rapids, WTMJ in Milwaukee, WKYC in Cleveland, WKRC in Cincinnati, WFOR in Miami, WTVT in Tampa, WJLA in Washington, KMGH in Denver and KVVU in Las Vegas.

Governor Mitt Romney is spending the day appealing to voters in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. [h/t Politico]

Morning Anchor Heidi Hayes Out at KVVU

Morning anchor Heidi Hayes is parting ways with Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Hayes’ exit, which will become official on October 5, comes after 14 years with the station. She is married to Ted Pretty, who is the station’s morning meteorologist.

Hayes told the Review-Journal that she was “disappointed and pretty much blindsided,” adding, “It makes no sense.”

She will be replaced by Stefanie Jay, a general assignment reporter at the station, and John Dabkovich, who is joining KVVU from KBAK in Bakersfield.

Meredith Revenue Up 10% on Strength of KPHO, KVVU, WSMV

Meredith today reported its fiscal 2012 third quarter earnings, announcing a 10% increase in total revenue during the period for its local media group, which consists of 12 stations around the country, including WGCL in Atlanta and KPHO in Phoenix.

Meredith’s local media group brought in $78 million during the period, with a 5% rise in non-political advertising revenue and a 70% increase in digital advertising.

“Our Local Media group is doing an excellent job of increasing ratings and translating them into advertising revenues, consistently ranking us among the leading station groups in advertising revenue gains,” Meredith local media group president Paul Karpowicz said in a statement. Read more

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