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Tom Duerr Named Late News Executive Producer for KYW-WPSG

kyw_304KYW, the Philadelphia CBS owned station, has announced Tom Duerr as executive producer, Late News.

Duerr will oversee the 11:00 pm news for KYW and the 10:00 p.m show on CW affiliate WPSG.

This is a move within CBS Television Stations for Duerr who currently works at KTVT in Dallas, TX. He starts in June.

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Realtor Sues KYW For Defamation, Emotional Distress

kyw_304A Pennsylvania realtor is suing KYW for emotional distress and defamation, claiming the Philadelphia station aired a “preposterous and knowingly false story” about her, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The realtor, Andrea Straub, and her husband, who she is now separated from, were cited with disorderly conduct and harassment after police found surveillance video allegedly showing the pair throwing dead animals on a neighbor’s property. KYW aired the video in a report on the citation; the charges against Straub were later dropped.

The suit names anchor Chris May, reporter Walt Hunter, news director Susan Schiller and account executive Kim Papay as defendants. Straub says she lost her job and was “effectively run out of town” after the story aired: Read more

KYW Adds Jan Carabeo as Reporter

jan carabeoPhiladelphia CBS owned station KYW has hired Jan Carabeo as a reporter.

Carabeo comes to KYW from WTIC in Hartford, CT. She has also worked at WSYR in Syracuse, NY and WIVT in Binghamton, NY.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy Carabeo starts Monday.

KYW Launches Regularly Scheduled News Brief on Website

Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW is offering a short news brief available on the station’s website.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy, the “Digital Brief” is “for viewers who may have missed the evening news but are  looking for a quick recap of the local headlines in the evening.”

The video is posted every night at around 7:30 p.m. and is anchored by Jessica Dean.

KCBS in Los Angeles has a similar news brief that posts four times a day.

KYW Adds Steve Patterson as Reporter

patterson_croppedSteve Patterson has joined Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW as a reporter.

Patterson, who started at KYW today, will also report for sister station CW affiliate WPSG.

Before coming to KYW, he worked at KSDK in St. Louis, MO, as a reporter. Patterson started his career at WZZM in Grand Rapids, MI.

Local Stations Raise Money for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

haiyan_cbsSeveral local stations around the US are asking viewers to pitch in to help the victims of the recent typhoon that hit the Philippines and Vietnam.

>In Philadelphia, CBS owned station KYW has partnered with its CW sister station WPSG, KYW newsradio, SportsRadio 94WIP, CBS Sports Radio 610, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT along with CBSPhilly.com and CBS Outdoor under the name “Operation Brotherly Love” in an effort to raise money for the American Red Cross.

All the stations along with CBSPhilly.com and several CBS Outdoor digital boards will be asking viewers and listeners to donate either online at www.CBSPhilly.com/relief or by calling 1-800-GIVE-122 (1-800-448-3122).

>In Sacramento, CA, NBC affiliate KCRA and MyNetworkTV affiliate KQCA teamed up with the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross to raise more than $480,000 on Tuesday by doing live cut-ins throughout the day.

“I am proud to live in a community that is so generous and giving,” Elliott Troshinsky, president and general manager of KCRA-KQCA, said in a statement. “Northern Californians opened their wallets and showed their generosity by helping us raise nearly $500,000 for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.  We truly want to thank all of our viewers for their generosity.” Read more

KNBC Shakes Up Morning Newscast: Alycia Lane Out, Michelle Valles In

alycia lane_knbc First on TVSpy: KNBC, the NBC owned station in Los Angeles, is shaking up its morning newscast. Co-anchor Alycia Lane and traffic reporter Sean Murphy are out, a KNBC spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

“Alycia Lane and Sean Murphy’s last day was today, October 16. We are grateful for the contributions they have both made to NBC4 and wish them the best in their future endeavors,” a station spokesperson told TVSpy.

Both Murphy and Lane joined KNBC after working at KYW, the CBS owned station in Philadelphia. Lane joined KNBC in 2009 and Murphy made the move in 2010.

During her five years in Philadelphia, Lane landed in the headlines for a highly-publicized tryst with co-anchor Larry Mendte and for her involvement in an altercation with a female New York City police officer. KYW released her from her contract in 2008, saying “it would be impossible for Alycia to continue to report the news as she, herself, has become the focus of so many news stories.”

She subsequently sued CBS and Mendte for defamation. Both cases were eventually dismissed.

Going forward, Michelle Valles will co-anchor the morning newscast with Michael Brownlee. Valles is currently KNBC’s weekend morning co-anchor.

Syma Chowdhry Goes Full-Time For KYW

ChowdryKYW has announced Syma Chowdhry has officially joined the station as a reporter.

Chowdhry has freelanced for the Philadelphia CBS owned station since March. She came to KYW from WWJ-WKBD in Detroit where she had been morning anchor. WWJ dropped its local news show in December 2012.

She started her career at News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, NC, in 2004. She has also worked at News 12 New Jersey.

KYW Names New Head of Broadcast Operations and Engineering

kywKYW has promoted Marc Musgrove to director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering for the Philadelphia CBS owned station and for CW affiliate WPSG. He replaces Rich Paleski who was named to the same position for New York’s WCBS-WLNY.

Musgrove has been the chief engineer for both stations since 2004. He is credited with leading the conversion to full time HD for both stations. He also headed the engineering design team for the build of the stations’ high definition television facility.

After starting his career in radio in 1987, Musgrove joined WUPL in New Orleans in 2001.

KYW Adds Investigative Reporter

Charlotte Huffman will join Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW as an investigative reporter.

Huffman announced the move on her twitter page,

Huffman joins KYW from WNCN in Raleigh-Durham, NC where she had been a reporter since 2010. Before working at WNCN, she worked at KETK in Tyler, TX.

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