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KYW Adds Reporter from Charlotte

spunt kywDavid Spunt has joined Philadelphia CBS owned stations KYW-WPSG as a reporter.

Before starting at WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012, Spunt worked at WAFB in Baton Rouge, La. He’s also worked at WRBL in Columbus, Ga.

Early in his career, the Miami University graduate worked as a production assistant for The CBS Evening News.

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Justin Finch Joins KYW-WPSG

Finch KYWPhiladelphia CBS owned station KYW and CW affiliate WPSG have added Justin Finch as a reporter.

Before coming to KYW-WPSG, Finch had worked at WTVJ in Miami, Fla. since 2011. He has also worked at Channel One News. In 2005, he started his career at News 12 The Bronx & Brooklyn in New York City.

Finch has completed the CNN Master’s Fellow program in Atlanta. He is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

CBS Owned Stations Adding Viewers to Weather Team

weather watcher kcncWhat started at WCCO is spreading to other CBS owned stations.

Following the Minneapolis CBS owned station’s lead, KCNC in Denver, KYW in Philadelphia and WCBS in New York have begun looking for “Weather Watchers” to add to the station’s weather team.

“We’ve been thrilled to discover how many of our viewers have sophisticated equipment at home from anemometers and hygrometers, for wind and humidity, to rain gauges,” KYW chief meteorologist Kathy Orr said in a press release.

“Our weather watchers are your neighbors,” reads the KCNC website. “They tell us how much snow fell, or how temperatures are changing. They share pictures and video of cool weather events. They can even send a direct alert to the team in Colorado’s Weather Center.”

The point, according to station, is to use all the information to deliver the best forecast available.

KYW said its meteorologists will host workshops to give the weather watchers training, talk about climate and meteorology.

Jenn Bernstein Rejoins Hartford’s WTIC

jenn bernsteinJenn Bernstein is returning to WTIC, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Hartford-New Haven, as a reporter and anchor next month.

“We are thrilled Jenn is rejoining our team. As a Connecticut native, she knows the state well and I’m sure our viewers will be happy to know such a talented journalist and multimedia innovator is back in our Newsroom,” WTIC news director Coleen Marren said in a statement.

Bernstein previously worked at WTIC from 2010 to 2012 as a multimedia journalist. She left the station to be a reporter at KYW, the CBS-owned station in Philadelphia.

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.

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

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