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KYW Reporter Quits to Travel the World

KYW reporter Oren Liebermann is leaving the Philadelphia CBS owned station to take an around-the-world trip with his wife Cassie Kramer.

“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.

KYW Adds Jessica Dean as Anchor

KYW, the CBS owned station for Philadelphia, has announced the addition of Jessica Dean as weekday evening anchor.

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.”

Dean comes to KYW from KARK in Little Rock, AR, where she was the evening news anchor. She has also worked at Little Rock’s KATV and at KNWA-KFTA in Fort Smith, AR.

KYW Adds Matt Rivers as Reporter

KYW has announced Matt Rivers will join the Philadelphia CBS owned station as a reporter.

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.

Ileana Diaz Joins KYW as Reporter

KYW has announced Ileana Diaz has joined the Philadelphia CBS owned station as a reporter.

Diaz comes to KYW from WNYW and WWOR in the New York market where she worked as a reporter for a year.

She has also worked for KGUN in Tucson, AZ, and KNDO in Yakima, WA.

Jericka Duncan Moving to CBS Newspath

KYW reporter Jericka Duncan is leaving the Philadelphia CBS owned station to work for CBS Newspath.

Duncan started at KYW in August 2010. Before coming to KYW, she worked at WIVB in Buffalo, NY. From 2005 until 2007, she worked at WETM in Elmira, NY.

A KYW spokesperson told TVSpy Duncan’s last day at KYW is today.

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KYW, WVUE Win Edward R. Murrow Awards For Overall Excellence

Philadelphia CBS O&O KYW and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE are the 2013 recipients of RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for overall excellence.

“We are very humbled and honored to be recognized for our body of work in 2012,” WVUE news director Mikel Schaefer told TVSpy. “This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our entire staff has day in and day out, whether covering Hurricane Isaac, investigating corruption or our unique culture.”

In the breaking news category, WNBC in New York City won for coverage of Hurricane Sandy and WHEC in Rochester won for coverage of the four firefighters shot at a house fire in Webster. In the continuning coverage category, KXAS in Dallas won for “Driven to Distraction,” a nine-month series on Texas police officers who crashed while typing on mobile dashboard computers, and KXRM in Colorado Springs won for coverage of the Waldo Canyon fire.

Murrow Awards for best newscast go to KUSA in Denver and KSPR in Springfield, Mo. Awards for best feature reporting go to KARE in Minneapolis and KHQ in Spokane, and WFAA in Dallas and CTV in Vancouver Island were honored for best investigative reporting.

A full list of the winners is after the jump. Read more

KYW: Viral Video Featuring Nicole Brewer and Carol Erickson ‘grossly edited out of context’

As a video complied by AmazingLife247 showing some tense on-air exchanges between KYW anchor Nicole Brewer and meteorologist Carol Erickson makes the rounds online, the Philadelphia CBS O&O is denying a rift between the two women.

“This whole controversy is ridiculous. This video has been grossly edited out of context,” a KYW spokesperson told TVSpy. “Their relationship is the opposite of what was manufactured and manipulated by someone. Both Carol and Nicole are professional broadcasters who have great respect for each other and happen to be the closest of colleagues – both inside and outside the office.”

Watch the video after the jump. Read more

Local Personalities to Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Personalities from local CBS stations will fill in as guest-hosts on “The Talk,” CBS’ daytime talk show, next week.

Angela Hill of WWL in New Orleans will fill in Monday. Kathy Orr of KYW in Philadelphia will appear Tuesday, Adrienne Bankert of KTVT in Dallas will be on Wednesday, Carolina Bermudez of WCBS-WLNY in New York City will be on Thursday and Pat Harvey of KCBS in Los Angeles will round out the week on Friday.

Sharon Osbourne is off Monday – Thursday next week.

Cleve Bryan Joins KYW in Philadelphia

Cleve Bryan is joining KYW in Philadelphia as the CBS O&O’s New Jersey reporter.

Bryan, a New Jersey native, joins the station from WVEC in Norfolk, Va. where he has been a reporter and anchor since 2011. He has also worked at WCBD in Charleston, S.C., WMGM in Atlantic City and The Florida Channel in Tallahassee.

Bryan begins at KYW on July 1.

Ben Simmoneau Says Goodbye to KYW

Ben Simmoneau has left Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW.

A station spokesman confirmed his last day was yesterday. They also said he hasn’t announced where he’s headed.

Simmoneau joins a growing list of reporters and anchors who have left KYW in the last month. Anchor Susan Barnett left just before May sweeps, while reporter Robin Rieger left the station in early April.

Simmoneau had been with the station since April 2008. Before workig at KYW, Simmoneau worked at WGAL in Lancaster, PA.

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