Shafer moves to San Diego from Peoria, where he was the news and multimedia content manager for NBC affiliate WEEK. Before that, he was the news and station operations manager for WEYI-WBSF, the NBC and CW affiliates in Flint, Mich. He has also worked at KNSD in San Diefo and KWGN in Denver.
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Vinita Nair is the newest correspondent for CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour television news service for CBS affiliates.
In her new role, Nair will be based in New York. She is a former co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” ABC’s early morning newscasts, and spent three years as a contributor for “Good Morning America.”
Ryan Minnaugh, who most recently served as executive producer of KDVR-KWGN’s evening newscasts, is joining WXIN in Indianapolis. And Marc Sternfield, KDVR-KWGN’s executive producer for digital media, has been named assistant ND at KSTU in Salt Lake City.
Both moves represent promotions within the Local TV-Tribune family. Read more
Austin told the Denver Post this week that KWGN decided not to renew her contract, which came as a surprise to her.
“When my contract expired in a few months ago, my news director (Ed Kosowski) told me he was offering me a morning anchor position, so I knew I was being renewed,” Austin told the Post via email. “When he met with me last week and told me it was my last day at the station.. to say I was surprised would be an understatement.” Read more
Ullrich joins KVLY-KXJB from KOMU in Columbia, MO, where he has been a multimedia journalist, weekend anchor and live truck operator since 2008. He began his television career at KMEG, the CBS-affiliate in Sioux City, IA.
Denver CW-affiliate KWGN has undergone a major image overhaul. The Tribune-owned station debuted a revamped set and graphics package this week, putting 2009′s ill-advised “Deuce” identity firmly in the past.
KWGN’s new “Colorado’s Own” tagline underscores a shift in focus for the station, from generic entertainment programming to local news. This shift is being overseen by veteran newsman Ed Kosowski, who was hired as VP of News of KDVR-KWGN back in June.
Upon his hiring, Kosowski told the Denver Post that he’s “very hard news oriented.”
“If you look at my track record, I’m very hard news oriented,” Kosowski, who comes to Denver from CNBC, told the Denver Post recently, adding that he sees “huge opportunities to come in with a fresh set of eyes.”
KDVR-KWGN previously employed Carolyn Kane, a veteran of reality shows and infotainment programming, as VP of content overseeing the stations’ move towards lighter fare. Shortly after Kane joined KDVR-KWGN, the CW-affiliate rebranded itself as “The Deuce” and dumped the long-standing 9 p.m. newscast in favor of the 7 p.m. 18-to-34-year-olds-centric “News on the Deuce.” Read more
“KCRA is very excited to have found someone with Kellie’s journalistic excellence and anchoring experience,” said KCRA news director Anzio Williams. “She will be a valuable leader in our newsroom and someone our viewers will quickly come to trust and respect.”
MacMullan, a native of Colorado, has been anchoring the Tribune-owned CW-affiliate’s 7 p.m. newscast since it launched in 2009.
“I’m very grateful to KCRA 3 for this unbelievable opportunity,” MacMullan said. “I can’t wait to be a part of the best news team in Sacramento.”
MacMullan’s first day with KCRA is scheduled for June 27th.