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Several 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
“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.”
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.
KYW 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.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome to Philly! I’m settling in, exploring this great city and excited to get started at #CBS3 on Monday.
— Charlotte Huffman (@CharHuffman) September 25, 2013
A Lansdowne, Pa. man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for Twitter messages he sent to KYW meteorologist Kate Bilo (pictured) threatening to kill her in front of her son, according to the Philadelphia Daily News:
Justin Vernot, 30, made the threats against CBS3′s Kate Bilo through the Twitter account @ColdDeadEyes in February 2012, telling her that he knew her routine, was coming for her, and planned to kill her in front of her son.
The chilling messages were noted by U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond when he handed down a sentence that topped both federal guidelines and the term requested by the prosecutor. The sentence also focused heavily on conduct Vernot was not charged with, including messages he sent on the CaringBridge networking site to two children with potentially terminal illnesses.
Diamond said Vernot “intended to inflict severe distress” on those families and Bilo, rejecting the defense’s argument that Vernot’s actions were partially the product of a brain injury sustained during a drug-induced blackout.
“It’s a big world, and we haven’t seen enough of it yet,” Liebermann told the Philadelphia Daily News.
The pair, who have been married for a year, plan to travel to Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Kenya, Israel, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Peru, Chile and Argentina.
Liebermann has worked at KYW since September 2010. He told the Daily News he was most excited about seeing China, though he said he’s having trouble getting in since he’s a journalist.
You can follow the trip on their blog, 42ndclass.com.
She will join Chris May on the station’s 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news as well as the 10:00 pm. news on KYW’s sister station, CW affiliate WPSG. Dean replaces Susan Barnett, who left KYW in April after the station said she chose not to sign a new deal.
“We are excited to welcome Jessica to our news team,” KYW vice president and news director Susan Schiller said in a statement. “Her personal connection with both her viewers and her stories is a perfect fit for the legacy of Eyewitness News and the stations’ commitment to the community. I know she, along with Chris, will lead our exceptional team of journalists to a new level of excellence.”
Rivers comes to KYW from KSAT in San Antonio, TX. While reporting for the station on the violence in the Mexican border city or Reynosa, he was detained and later released by the Mexican military. He’s also worked at KTSM in El Paso, TX.
His first day will be Monday, August 12.
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